Aug 27, 2016

Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta (IRSME) has taken over the charge of General Manager

South Western Railway on 2nd August 2016.   Born on 28th September 1958,Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta is a graduate in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Product of Special Class Railway Apprentices). He is an officer of IRSME 1979 batch.   During the course of his 37 years long illustrious career, he held several important executive and managerial positions in various Zonal Railways. He worked as Chief Mechanical Engineer of North Central Railway, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Central Organisation for Modernisation of Workshops, New Delhi & Director in Research Design and Standards Organisation, Lucknow.   His administrative skills were on the forefront while working as Divisional Railway Manager of Sambalpur Division in East Coast Railway and Chief Works Manager of Amritsar & Jagadhari Workshops.   He has undergone training programme in General Motors, USA & M/S Danobat, Spain. He has also attended UN Seminars in Kuala Lumpur and Sri Lanka. Shri Ashok Kumar Guptawas Director of Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE), Jamalpur before taking over charge as General Manager, South Western Railway.  
The 50th Zonal Official Language Implementation Committee (ZOLIC) Meeting of South Western Railway was held at GM’s Conference Hall, Hubballi on 09th August, 2016.The ZOLIC meeting was chaired by Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway.

In his speech, Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway motivated the officers & Staff to achieve 100% implementation of Hindi usage in official works as per article 3(3) of Official Language Policy-1963. He reiterated the use of information technology to spread the usage of Hindi. He said that Rajbhasha Policy should be followed scrupulously in Offices; Office rubber stamps, banners, Name boards etc should be in bi-lingual.On this Occasion Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway released 31stEdition of In-House Quarterly Magazine ‘ABHIVYAKTI’.Follow up actions on the decisions of last Zonal Official Language Implementation Committee and progress of Hindi Implementation of various departments were reviewed.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Mukhya Rajabhasha Adhikari & Chief Electric Service Engineer expressed his happiness for achieving 100% compliance of act 3(3) of Rajbhasha Policy and replying to Hindi letters in Hindi language. Shri Sridhar, Senior Materials Manager presented a power point presentation on paperless working.

Shri S.S. Soin, Additional General Manager; Shri Sanjive Roy, Principal Chief Engineer; Shri P.A. Lamghare, Chief Mechanical Engineer; Shri Rajeev Kumar, Chief Electrical Engineer; Shri M. Elavarasan, Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer; Shri G.J. Prasad, Chief Operations Manager; Shri Anil Pavitran, Chief Commercial Manager; Shri Premchand, Chief Personnel Officer; Shri H.Pradeep Kumar, Chief Medical Director; Shri M.K. Koushik, Controller of Stores; Smt. E.Vijaya, Deputy General Manager & Chief Public Relations Officer; Shri Gul Ashfaque Mohd.,Secretary to GM; Smt. C.Latha, Senior Rajbhasha Adhikari; and other Officers attended the meeting.