Shri Ch. Rakesh has taken over the charge as Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway today i.e., 3rd January, 2019. He belongs to 2010 batch of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS). Prior to the new assignment, he was serving as
Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Sr.DCM), Guntakal Division, SCR. He succeeds Shri M. Umashankar Kumar, who has joined as General Manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Secunderabad on promotion.
Shri Ch. Rakesh, holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. Prior to joining Indian Railways, he has worked in Indian Economics Service as Assistant Director in Ministry of Finance, Government of India, where in he was dealing with all matters related to International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He started his career on Indian Railways as Assistant Operations Manager, Secunderabad Division of SCR, he went on to hold various posts as Area Officer, Ramagundam; Divisional Commercial Manager & Divisional Operations Manager (Coaching), Guntakal Division and as Divisional Operations Manager (Goods), Secunderabad Division.
He has undergone training in High Speed Rail at Japan and Leadership Program at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is the recipient of the General Manager’s Award in 2017, Chief Commercial Manager Award in 2015 and Chief Operations Manager Award in 2014 on South Central Railway.
A stickler for perfection, Shri Ch. Rakesh carries a positive attitude and is inclined towards innovative working practices. He is also a fitness freak and a sports enthusiast.