New Delhi: The government has approved the appointment of V Shankar as Part-time Government Director on the Board of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC). He is currently serving as Executive Director (Planning) in the Railway Board. According to an order from the Ministry of Railways, Shanker has been appointed to the post with immediate effect, till he holds the post of Executive Director (Planning) in Railway Board or further order, whichever is earlier.
Shanker is an officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) of 1990 batch. He has worked in several zones and divisions of the Indian Railways. A large part of his tenure has been spent on railway operations in the Western Region, Ports, Northern Region etc. He has attended various training programmes, including training in Freight and Logistics in Germany along with on the job training with Hamburg Port Consultancy. He has undertaken higher management courses in ISB, Hyderabad, ICLIF, Kuala Lumpur and INSEAD, Singapore. Shanker has been instrumental in the preparation and the development of the National Rail Plan for the Indian Railways.
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