Chairman & Functional Directors
Shri Puneet Chawla is a 1985 batch officer of Indian Railway Services of Signal Engineers (IRSSE), working as Chairman & Managing Director
Shri Puneet Chawla is the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company since December 14, 2018. He is an IRSSE officer (batch of 1985). Prior to joining our Company, he has held positions such as Executive Director (Safety) in the Railway Board of Ministry of Railways, Government of India, Divisional Railway Manager, Ajmer, Chief Project Manager, Indian Railway Project Management Unit, General Manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. He holds a bachelor’s degree in B.E/Electronic and Electrical Communication from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has also completed the Indian Railways Advanced Leadership & Strategic Management Program from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been elected as Life Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport-India. He has been conferred the“Eminent Engineer Award for the year 2020” by the Institution of Engineers (India). He has also completed Executive Leadership Programme by SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy. He has over 33 years of experience in Indian Railways.
Shri Sanjai Kumar took over charge of Director Network Planning & Marketing wef 24.05.2018 .
Sh. Sanjai Kumar is the Director ((Network Planning & Marketing) and (Project, Operations & Maintenance - Additional Charge)) of our Company. He holds a bachelors degree of technology in electronic and telecommunication engineering from University of Allahabad and a post graduate diploma in management from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He is an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (“IRSSE”) and joined service on November 30, 1992. While working as an officer of IRSSE, he joined our Company on deputation basis on March 19, 2002 and subsequently was made a regular employee of our Company from August 12, 2008. He has over 27 years of experience of working as an officer of IRSSE including over 18 years of experience of managing projects and marketing departments in our Company.
Shri Anand Kumar Singh took over charge of Director/Finance on 04.09.2019 .
Shri Anand Kumar Singh is the Director (Finance)/ Whole time Director of our Company. He is also appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our Company from September 26, 2019. He holds a bachelors of commerce and master’s degree in commerce from University of Calcutta and is a qualified chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 33 years of experience of finance and accountancy. He joined our Company as Whole time Director from September 4, 2019. Prior to joining the Company, he was the executive director (finance) at IRCON International Limited. He has also worked in Bokaro Power Supply Company Private Limited and Damodar Valley Corporation.
Sh.Ashutosh Vasant took over as Director .
Read moreof RailTel. He is one of the founding members of RailTel and belongs to the 1990 batch of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) with lien on Western Railways. He is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Graduate from REC Bhopal, MACT now MANIT. After passing out in 1990 with 10 PSU, 3 Private Sector and 1 Indian Navy jobs in hand, he joined Larsen & Toubro after writing his UPSC exam. After his UPSC results, he joined the Indian Railways in 1990 batch. After serving in various capacities in Western Railways with the last being a Branch officer of a Division, 6 years ahead of his batch, with many firsts to his credit like the first pager system on Indian Railways for calling loco pilots on duty , first 181Kms train control on Radio on SBI-BTD section of BVP Division, first division to have integrated paging in Divisional office and all divisional hospitals, first division to have complete mobility in 1997 with radio trunking in all vehicles, first division with 100% solar lit LED signals, 1st Division to have multi-channel control on overhead and MARR, he joined RailTel as a founding member on the invitation of the first MD of RailTel without applying for deputation in advance
He has to his credit the first commercial agreement with Telcos for BW and colocation, first dark fiber agreement with MSOs for use of RailTel network, first multi drop and carry BW agreement with MSOs which is the first amongst Telcos, first model for managed tower infrastructure in Sarni, the unique business of shared pole mounts across Western Region , the managed RTTs in Mumbai suburban, the IRU model of long term leasing of towers, IRU model of bandwidth capacity leasing, procedure order for RailWire, finalization of High Definition Tele Presence as a Service, complete life cycle of Google engagement for station WiFi project, the presentation and approval of Railway Display Network (RDN) as a business with finalization of first draft RFP and is now engaged in the creation and delivery of the industry first model of managed network capacity creation on OPEX model.
He has been with RailTel from its formation and has the valuable experience of handling Marketing with out of box business models and agreements, Projects with creation of OFC networks with the ideology of zero maintenance during life cycle with use of innovative route markers, joint pits, protection material like PPRC, Procurement of equipment ranging from STM16/64, DXC, PTN,DWDM under crushed timelines, as Head of the Region (RGM Northern Region) taking the performance due North, Head of Special Business Unit (as CPM RailWire taking the business from Rs.24 Cr to Rs.97 Crores in less than a year). -->
Shri Umesh Balonda, Fellow of Institution of Railway Signal Engineer (FIRSE)Read more
Shri Umesh Balonda is a Part–time Government Director / Nominee Director of our Company since May 6, 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has over 15 years of experience in Indian Railways undertaking various duties and responsibilities like policy formation and deployment of telecom system on Indian Railways.
ShriVinay Srivastava, IRSMERead more
Shri Vinay Srivastava is a Part- time Government Director/ Nominee Director of our Company since December 30, 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur University and master’s degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University. He had been elected as an associate member of The Institution of Engineers (India) on August 18, 1994. He is presently working as Executive Director in Railway Board looking after working in Passenger Rolling Stock and Public Sector Units of the Railways
Smt. Rashmi Jain is an Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) Officer.Read more
Shri Chinnasamy Ganesan is a Part–time (Non–official) Director / Independent Director of our Company since July 16, 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Annamalai University and had secured 1st Rank in the bachelor’s degree program. He is a practicing chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was an associate director at Lovelock and Lewes (network firm of PwC). He has also worked as audit partner at BSR & Co. LLP (network firm of KPMG). He is currently a Senior Partner at M/s CNGSN & Associates LLP, Chartered Accountants, Chennai is heading the Audit and Assurance practice of the firm. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of Audit.