Shri S.B. Ghosh Dastidar honoured with Padmshri Award

Born on 1ST April 1947, Shri S.B. Ghosh Dastidar, graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, Kolkata. He joined Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) in 1969. Prior to joining as Member Traffic/Railway Board & ex-officio Secretary to Government of India, he was General Manager of Central Railway.

An officer of varied experience, Shri Ghosh Dastidar held various key positions on different Zonal Railways. He has worked as Chief Freight Transportation Manager, South Eastern Railway; Divisional Railway Manager of Bilaspur Division on the South East Central Railway and Chief Operations Manager of South Central Railway. Before assuming the charge of General Manager, Central Railway, he was holding the post of Additional Member Traffic in Railway Board.

Though a Mechanical Engineer, he has rich experience on working of different Departments and his specialization includes Operations, Commercial, Safety, besides General Management.

He had been on deputation to Jordan Railways as “Traffic Adviser” to Aqba Railway Corporation. Had his higher studies in “Transport Management & Multi Modal Operations” from the School of Merit Studies, UK. He was the Leader of the Indian Delegation for renewal of the “Samjhauta Express” and freight operations between India and Pakistan.

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