Shri Vinay Mittal has taken over as the new Chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Railways, today (30th June 2011). He replaces Shri Vivek Sahai who superannuated today from this post. Prior to this, Shri Mittal was serving as General Manager, South Eastern Railway since 12th January, 2011.Shri Vinay Mittal is an officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service (1975 batch). He has worked in various capacities all over the Indian Railways and has acquired vast and varied experience in the field of Railway Administration in his distinguished career. He has worked as the General Manager of North Western Railway, Addl. General Manager, Central Railway, Divisional Railway Manager-Bilaspur, Chief Passenger Transportation Manager, Chief Freight Transportation Manager, Chief Commercial Manager & Chief Operations Manager of Central Railway and Executive Director, Traffic Transportation (Movement) in Railway Board.
He was a part of the Indian Delegation which visited USA and China in 2005-06 in connection with Wagon/Bogie designs and Freight Operations.
He is credited with huge improvements in freight loading and punctuality performance in Central Railway and North Western Railway.