New Delhi: Rajesh Prasad has assumed charge as Director (Operations) of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways, on Tuesday. Prior to this assumption, Prasad was working as Executive Director in the same organisation. According to the order from the Ministry of Railways, Prasad has been appointed on RVNL board with effect from March 3, till the date of his superannuation i.e. September 30, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. The information has been shared by the RVNL in a regulatory to the stock exchange on March 3.
Rajesh Prasad (IRSE) has been appointed on RVNL board with effect from March 3, till the date of his superannuation i.e. September 30, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier
PSU Watch had reported the news of Prasad's recommendation for the post of Director (Operations) of RVNL, by a PESB panel on September 24, 2019. He was selected from a list of five candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel.
Prasad is an IITian. He has done Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) and Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) from IIT, Kanpur. He also holds a diploma in Track Machine from Austria. He is an Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer of 1988 batch. He has more than 30 years of experience in Railways and RVNL in various capacities in operations and maintenance, construction, bridge design, general administration and fast track implementation of turnkey projects. He has got vast experience of leading multi-disciplinary team and execution of work in the urban area. He had visited Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Thailand and China in connection with various metro works, project related to workshops and high-speed railway.
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) is a government organisation associated with Indian Railways. RVNL's task is to build engineering works required by Indian Railways. Indian Railway network particularly High-Density Network, which connects the four Metro Cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai including the diagonals is oversaturated.