New Delhi: Debashis Chandra has been appointed as Director (Catering Services) of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways. According to an official order issued by the Ministry of Railways, the Board of Directors has approved the proposal for the appointment of Chandra as Additional Director (Director, Catering Services) on IRCTC's Board with effect from January 18, 2022, and till the date of his superannuation i.e. August 31, 2022, or until further orders whichever is earlier. Previously, he was serving as Group General Manager in the same organisation.
Chandra is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of 1993-batch. He is technically qualified in hotel management, catering technology and applied nutrition from the Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata. He is graduated in Arts from Calcutta University. He has also completed two post-graduate diplomas in marketing management and operations management from IGNOU.
Prior to taking over as Director (Catering Services) of IRCTC, he was working as Group General Manager of IRCTC (East Zone). He joined IRCTC on deputation in July 2015 and took absorption in February 2019. During his tenure with IRCTC, he managed the biggest Zone of IRCTC i.e. East Zone for Catering, Tourism and Rail Neer operations as Zonal Head. He also worked as Group General Manager (Catering Planning & Project) at Corporate Office, New Delhi.
During his illustrious career in Indian Railways, he worked in various capacities as Manager at BNR Hotel, Puri, Sr. Commercial Manager (Catering), Deputy Chief Commercial Manager, Chief Public Relations Officer and Deputy General Manager (G) in South Eastern Railway.
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