North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/09/2018Press ReleaseDate:06.09.2018
GM ‘CORE’ TAKES OVER THE ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF GM/NCR: HOLDS MEETING WITH PHODS AND DRMS OF NCR
The General Manger of the Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE), Shri Ratan Lal took over the additional charge of the General Manager of the North Central Railway in the forenoon of Thursday, 6thof September, 2018. Shri Lal is a 1980-batch officer of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE). Starting his career as Assistant Electrical Engineer in Rajkot (WR), he went on to hold important positions like ADRM Bikaner, DRM Rangia (NF Railway)and Chief Electrical Engineer Mumbai (CEE/WR). GM/NCR is his third assignment in the capacity of General Manger in Indian Railways, the previous two being GM/CORE andGM Rail Coach Factory in Kapoorthala.While at RCF Kapoorthala he increased the production of MEMU coaches three times compared to the time previous to his joining. As GM/CORE he achieved the Ever-Highest Electrification in the history of the organization with more than 3000 route Kilometers electrified in one year (Financial Year 2017-18). As CEE/WR he was instrumental in introduction the concept of ‘Head on Generation’ in the Zone, which has immense economic and environmental benefits. He has attended prestigious training courses in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the USA. Apart from a keen interest in railway work, Shri Lal also takes special interest in Badminton, Swimming, Table Tennis, Meditation and Yoga.
In his first meeting with the officers of North Central Railway in the capacity of GM/NCR, Shri Lal clearly outlined his priorities. He said that Safety is the “absolute first priority”. He advised that in all the activities undertaken by the Zonal Railway-train operations and maintenance-due attention to safe working should always be given. He listed the punctual running of trains as his second most important Priority and the development of infrastructure and timely completion of infrastructure related works as his third most important priority. He advised that in every case, proper identification of the problem should be done and the possible solutions to the same generated. Speaking on human resource he advised that the grassroots workers of the railways like the gangmen, trackmen, shuntmen, porters etc. are the most important resource of the organization and they should be adequately cared for and their problems should be solved on priority. Speaking on the Kumbh-Mela-2019 he said that “Delivery schedules have to be adhered to and amongst the ongoing works the works relating to the Kumbh Mela have to be given priority, which must be reviewed and expedited where ever necessary.“NCR is a zonal railway with its own set of unique challenges, but we are a team and together we will tackle all the challenges that are in front of us” he added.