In a significant development for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Sanjay Kumar Jain, an officer belonging to the 1990 batch of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), has assumed the crucial role of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD). This appointment follows a vacancy in the position, which had persisted since the retirement of Mahendra Pratap Maal in January 2021. The recommendation for Jain’s appointment was diligently made by the Search-Cum-Selection Committee (SCSC) and subsequently received official approval.
Sanjay Kumar Jain’s accession to the role of CMD at IRCTC ushers in a new era of leadership and vision for the organization. Given his extensive experience within the Indian Railways and his prior position as Joint Secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises, he is well-prepared to guide IRCTC in its mission to provide exceptional catering and tourism services to the public. His tenure as CMD will be closely monitored as he shoulders the responsibilities of this significant role.
Mr. Sanjay Kumar Jain is a seasoned officer with an illustrious track record. Before his elevation to the CMD position, he served as the Principal Chief Commercial Manager in the Northern Railway. His diverse experience within the Indian Railways has endowed him with valuable insights into the functioning of the organization.
Jain’s journey in the civil services also includes a significant role as the Joint Secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises under the Government of India. His tenure as Joint Secretary underscores his adeptness in navigating the intricacies of public enterprises and policy matters.
The CMD position at IRCTC had remained vacant since the retirement of Mahendra Pratap Maal in January 2021. The appointment of a new CMD was eagerly awaited to provide leadership and direction to the organization, given the pivotal role that IRCTC plays in India’s railway and tourism sectors.
Sanjay Kumar Jain’s appointment as CMD is the outcome of a recommendation made by the Search-Cum-Selection Committee (SCSC). The committee’s role in selecting individuals for critical leadership positions is instrumental in ensuring that deserving and proficient candidates are chosen to steer vital organizations like IRCTC.
- IRCTC Founded: September 27, 1999
- IRCTC Headquarters: New Delhi