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Railway Board: How Members are selected

After being arrested Mahesh Kumar, member in-charge of 14 lakh railway employees, stands suspended if the arrest duration is more than a day.

Disha Kanwar  |  New Delhi 

Recruitment Procedure

After being arrested Mahesh Kumar, member in-charge of 14 lakh railway employees, stands suspended if the arrest duration is more than a day.

It is a must for all members to serve one year as General Managers.

They must ordinarily have a tenure of two years left with them. If they fall short of it, the senior most GM, from the date of promotion, in the respective cadre having at least a year left is promoted as a member.

The senior most member is eligible to become Chairman Railway Board. However, Vinay Mittal, current Chairman Railway Board, was serving as General Manager South Eastern Railways.

All these are cabinet appointments and the officer should have a clear vigilance record and good GM certificate.

Recent Appointments

The Railway Board had recently appointed Subodh Jain as Member (Engineering), Mahesh Kumar as Member (Staff) and Arunendra Kumar as Member (Mechanical). The post of Member (Traffic) is yet to be filled up.

The chairman of Railway Board is retiring in June along with the Finance Commissioner and the entire Railway Board is expected to see new faces.

For the post of Financial commissioner, there is no GM currently in the respective cadre who has completed a year as a GM. However, general manager, Integral Coach Factory, Abhay K Khanna, who has completed a year is not left with year tenure, the least requirement

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First Published: Sat, May 04 2013. 19:24 IST