Shri A.K.Puthia, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Northern Railway has been elevated on promotion as General Manager, Northern Railway and has assumed office on 01/01/2015. He succeeds Shri Pradeep Kumar, who has been elevated as Member Staff & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Belonging to the Indian Railway Services of Mechanical Engineering of 1977 batch, Shri A.K.Puthia joined Railway services and his foremost posting was at Kharagpur on North-Frontier in the year 1979. He also worked at Lumding, Bongaigaon, Siliguri & Guwahati on the zone.Shri Puthia has a wide range of experience of working with various zones like North-Frontier, North-Eastern and Northern as well as in the apex body of Railway Board.
Shri Puthia has held several important positions viz.Chief Rolling Stock Engineer, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Planning, Chief Motive Power Engineer, Divisional Railway Manager, North-Eastern Railway, Mughalsarai, Advisor, Mechanical Engineering( Planning), Railway Board. The tenure of Shri Puthia in each of the above key assignments is marked with noteworthy distinctions.
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