New Delhi: Shri Ashwani Kumar Kapoor has taken over as the New Member Electrical, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. Prior to this, he was General Manager, Metro Railway Kolkata. Shri Ashwani Kumar Kapoor, an officer of 1978 Batch of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE).
Shri Kapoor has worked in various positions in Northern Railway, Chief Electrical Engineer, West Central Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, Nagpur, Central Railway, CLW, Diesel Component works, Patiala and other important positions in various zones of Indian Railways.
He is having over 35 years of multifarious experience in core electrical engineering, maintenance of rolling stock, Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs), OHE installations and general power supply units etc. and also having skilled knowledge in personnel Management, Disaster Management, Project Planning, Design & Implementation in a competitive and time critical environment.
He is a fellow member of Institution of Engineers (India), Life Member of Institution of Railway Electrical Engineers (IREE). He has attended a number of National and International seminars in India and abroad. He has taken specialized professional training in USA, France and Belgium.