The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Vinay Kumar Tripathi, General Manager, North Eastern Railway, to the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Railway Board, New Delhi. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved a six-month extension, i.e., up to December 2022.
Tripathi did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Roorkee and joined the railways through the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) batch of 1983. His first posting was as an Assistant Electrical Engineer on the Northern Railway. In his distinguished career, Tripathi has successfully discharged the duties of important posts in the Electrical Department on the Northern, Central, and Western Railways, as well as held the posts of Divisional Railway Manager, North Central Railway, Allahabad, Chief Electrical Locomotive Engineer, Additional General Manager of Western Railway, and Additional Member/Traction in the Railway Board.
He has attended higher management training programs in Switzerland and the USA. Tripathi played a key role in the commission of state-of-art three-phase locomotives and their indigenization, which are now the workhorses of Indian Railways. Under his able guidance, North Eastern Railway won two Railway Board shields, one in sales management and the other in the running room category.
Tripathi has wide experience in railway management and administration. He is equally popular among railway officers and staff.
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