New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the re-appointment of VK Yadav as Chairman of Railway Board on December 31, 2019. He has been appointed for a period of one year with effect from January 1, said a press release from the Ministry of Railways. Earlier, Yadav was appointed as Chairman of Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to the government on January 1, 2019. Prior to this assignment, Yadav was serving as General Manager of South Central Railway.
Education & background
VK Yadav is an Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer of 1980-batch. His academic qualifications including a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from La Trobe University, Australia and a bachelors degree in engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh. Yadav holds immense experience in the fields of Project Management, General Management, Industrial Policy Formulation, Foreign Collaboration and Foreign Direct Investment, Management of Sector-Specific International Technical Programmes and Co-ordination of World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Funding.
During the course of his illustrious career, Yadav held several important executives and managerial positions on Indian Railways and on deputation to various organisations. In Indian Railways, his assignments included serving as Chief Electrical Engineer, Planning and Traction Distribution, Northern Railway; Divisional Railway Manager, Lucknow Division, North Eastern Railway and Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Operation), Delhi Division, Northern Railway.