Senior bureaucrats Harinder Rao and Anil K Gupta have been appointed as General Manager (GM) of the Eastern and the Western Railway zone respectively. Both Rao and Gupta are officers of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE).
According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved their appointments to the post. The working of railways is divided into different zones.
A General Manager is the chief executive officer of the zonal railway. His job profile includes taking all policy decisions at the macro level concerning administration, train operations, safety, planning, security, marketing and freight management among others.
The General Manager is the central column around which the zonal railway’s functions and operations are organised.
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The Eastern Railways has four divisions — Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol and Malda. The Western Railways has Mumbai Central, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Ratlam divisions under it.
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