Suneet Sharma IRSME takes charge as new Chairman & CEO of Railway Board

Suneet Sharma IRSME
Suneet Sharma IRSME

Shri Suneet Sharma IRSME  has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary – Government of India. The ACC has approved the appointment of Shri Suneet Sharma as Chairman & CEO of Railway Board.

Shri Suneet Sharma joined the Indian Railways in 1979 as a Special Class Apprentice while doing his engineering at IIT Kanpur. A graduate in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering,  he has more than 40 years of experience serving in the Indian Railways in various capacities. He has done stints in Operational working, maintenance in Sheds, Depots and Workshops. He was Chief Workshop Manager, Parel workshop in Mumbai where he was instrumental in manufacturing narrow gauge locomotives for hill railways. He also restored old steam narrow gauge locomotive for the heritage Matheran line near Mumbai. During the 2006 Mumbai suburban train blasts, he was part of the team which put the suburban network on track within a few hours after the terror attack. As ADRM- Mumbai CST, he is credited with increasing the services of the suburban network, which is considered the life-line of Mumbai. During the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, he was part of the team that managed the aftermath of the attacks at Mumbai CST, Central Railway. As DRM- Pune he was instrumental in adding infrastructure which brought about operational efficiency. As Chief Mechanical Engineer diesel locomotive works Varanasi,  he was team leader for starting electric locomotive production. Conversion of diesel to electric locomotives took place under his leadership in record time and for the first time anywhere in the world.

As GM- Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli,  he set a record by doubling the out turn of the much required modern passenger coaches in one year and as GM- Eastern Railway, he took the initiative in increasing the speed of goods trains to a record level and for completing a number of infrastructure projects of new lines and electrification which not only resulted in operational efficiency but developed the local areas. He is known for bringing about systemic changes for ease of working and administrative reforms.

During his career, he has won many professional awards and as GM (Modern Coach Factory Raebareli) and Chief Mechanical Engineer (Banaras Locomotive Works),  the factories won the award for best production units.

Shri Suneet Sharma has attended professional training in Germany & France and has done an advanced leadership and management course at Carnegie Mellon University in USA. He has visited Iran as a consultant for manufacture of locomotives.

Shri Sharma is an avid sportsman and has played Billiards and Snooker at a competitive level and also a keen golfer and a badminton & squash player.

Indian Bureaucracy Dot Com wishes Shri Suneet Sharma the very best.

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