Mr. K. C. Jena appointed as Chairman, Indian Railways
Paris, France – Mr. Kalyan Coomar Jena has been appointed as Chairman, Indian Railway Board, with effect from 1st August 2007. According to UIC statutes he will consequently assume the role of UIC Chairman for the remaining term of Mr. Jai Prakash Batra, former Chairman of Indian Railway Board, up to 31st December 2008. His nomination as UIC Chairman will be officially confirmed by UIC Executive Board and ratified by the General Assembly that will meet on 7th December 2007 in Paris.
Mr.Kalyan Coomar Jena, born in 1949, a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, joined the Indian Railway Traffic service in 1971 and has held various responsibilities in all domains of Indian Railways, i.e. fourth largest railway system in the world. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Indian Railway Board, Mr. Jena was Member (Staff) of Indian Railway Board.