New Delhi, July 24 (INN): Devi Prasad Pande, General Manager, South Central Railway, has been posted as Member Traffic, Railway Board, New Delhi and ex-officio Secretary to Govt. of India. He has taken charge of the assignment on Wednesday.
Born on 15th January, 1955 at Kanpur, Pande did his MA in Modern History from Allahabad University. An Officer of Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS) of 1976 batch, Pande has rich and varied experience in Operations and Commercial branches and has held several important executive and managerial posts on Indian Railways.
Pande has handled several key posts in Railway Board including as Executive Director/Traffic Transportation (Movement), Advisor (Marketing & Logistics), Advisor/Traffic Transportation (Movement), Executive Director/Planning and Additional Member (Traffic). During his tenure as Executive Director/Planning, Pande dealt with subjects pertaining to Five Year Plans, Corporate Plans, Annual Plans and formulation of Budget of Indian Railways etc.
Pande also held various other posts including as Dy. Chief Operations Manager, Chief Passenger Traffic Manager and Chief Freight Traffic Manager in Northern Railway and Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal Division.
His stint on South Central Railway led to optimal levels of efficiency in train working and productivity leading to a significant improvement on various fronts. During this period, he introduced several innovations in the working systems. His proactive approach has contributed to the Zone embarking on major plans to enhance passenger amenities and services.
Pande is the recipient of the prestigious Railway Ministers Award. He is an avid reader and has keen interest in writing and sporting activities.