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Rakesh Ranjan appointed as Part-time Govt Director on RailTel Board

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New Delhi: The Central Government has appointed Rakesh Ranjan as Part-time Govt Director on the Board of RailTel Corporation of India (RailTel), a PSU under the Ministry of Railways. According to an official notification issued by the Ministry of Railways, Ranjan would be the Part-time Govt Director on the Board of the company with effect from April 18, 2022. This information has been shared by the Railways PSU in a regulatory filing to the stock exchange on Tuesday.

Ranjan is presently working as Executive Director (Telecom Development) in the Ministry of Railways. He has 24 years of experience in the Railways and has worked in NER, ECR, IRISET and Railway Board besides working in RailTel and Central Electronics Limited (CEL) on deputation. He has undertaken higher management courses in ISB, Mohali ICUF, Kuala Lumpur and INSEAD, Singapore.

While working in RailTel, he has been associated with the commissioning of the first STM-16 network on Indian Railways. He has also been instrumental in the commissioning of the IP/MPLS network and NGN of RailTel. He was heading the Railway division in CEL and besides being part of the CEL tum-around story was instrumental in maturing the MSDAC along with reviving the Railways R&D in CEL. He also played a key role in designing and developing the next-generation axle counters in CEL. He enjoys teaching and at IRISET he designed and delivered courses on IP Telephony, SDH networks etc.

An ardent lover of open source software, he got commissioned IP exchanges and VoIP control communication systems in ECR using open-source software. His current area of interest includes IP exchanges and VoIP control communication systems, L TE-R for Indian Railways, network optimization for IR, central monitoring of Railway Telecom gears, adoption of open-source software and technologies, secure surveillance systems, and road-map for SG on Indian Railways.

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