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Saturday, September 2, 2023

Chairman & CEO, Railway Board

Chairperson, Railway Board & CEO

  • New Chairperson, Railway Board & Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  Ministry of Railways  -  Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha    w.e.f. 01.09.2023   
  • Succeeds Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, who is retiring on 31.08.2023
  • Approved by the ACC - Appointments Committee of the Cabinet 
  • The first woman to hold the Apex post (Pay Level 17 in 7th CPC) in the history of the Railway Board since 1905 (118 years of history)  
  • She will hold the post till 31.08.2024 (though retires on 30.09.2023, but will be re-employed on the same day for the remainder of her tenure. 
  • Prior to this, She worked as Member/O&BD - Operations & Business Development - Responsible for the overall transportation of Freight & Passenger services on Indian Railways. 
  • Belongs to IRMS - Indian Railways Management Service 
  • Joined the IRTS - Indian Railways Traffic Service in the year 1988  

  • During her career of 35 years - Worked in diverse verticals spanning operations, commercial, IT, and vigilance.  First woman - appointed as PCOM - Principal Chief Operations Manager - SER. Worked as Railway Advisor at the High Commission of India in Dhaka.  
  • Alumnus of Allahabad University  
  • Keen interest in Photography  

Powers & Functions of CRB & CEO 

  • Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Railways 


  • Responsible to the Minister of Railways or as delegated by him  - for arriving at decisions on technical and non-technical questions and advising the Govt of India on matters of Railway Policy. 


Direct Incharge  - Areas : 

1.     HR - Human Resources 

2.     Safety 

3.     Health 

4.     Security 

5.     Vigilance 

6.     Public Relations

7.     Planning

8.     Infrastructure

9.     Secretary’s Branch

Assisted by:  

1.     HR - DG/HR 

2.     Safety - DG/Safety 

3.     Health - DG/RHS 

4.     Security - DG/RPF 

  • However, CRB & CEO at his discretion, may deal with any matter pertaining to any discipline or any other Subject. 
  • Any policy matter put up to the Minister of Railways through CRB & CEO only 
  • CRB & CEO has the power to Over-rule the other Members of the Railway Board.