Pankaj Saxena (IRSE) set to be next Director (Project Planning) of DFCCIL

New Delhi: Pankaj Saxena is set to be the next Director (Project Planning) of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), a PSU under the Ministry of Railways. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Monday. He is currently posted as Principal Executive Director (Bridge) at Railway Board. The position of Director (Project Planning) in DFCCIL is vacant since January 1.

Saxena has been recommended for the post of Director (Project Planning) of DFCCIL from a list of four candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. Out of three, two candidates who were on the list were from DFCCIL and one candidate was from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

Saxena is an Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer of the Indian Railways. Prior to his current assignment at the Railway Board, he was posted as Chief Track Engineer at Northern Railways Zone of the Indian Railways. Saxena is an Engineering Graduate in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee). He has done M Tech in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He joined Indian Railways as Assistant Engineer in 1991 and subsequently rose to the current position.

Director (Project Planning) of DFCCIL, Saxena will be a member of the board of directors and will report to the Managing Director (MD). He will be responsible for the efficient functioning of the corporation for achieving its corporate objectives and performance parameters. He will have the overall responsibility for delivering DFC as per the time-bound program and completing various activities viz:- procurement of works, contract administrative, project procurement, coordination with various State Governments, Ministries and other public authorities. In addition to this, He will also involve in the planning of some new corridors, DPRs & land acquisition activates for existing and future lines.

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