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Purnendu S. Mishra takes over as Member Traffic, Railway Board

Newdelhi:18/7/19:Purnendu S. Mishra, Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Officer of 1982 Batch, took over as new Member Traffic (MT), Railway Board and Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India in the afternoon of 17.07.2019..  Prior to joining this post, Shri Mishra was the General Manager (GM) of South Eastern Railway (SER) and Eastern Railway (ER).

Shri Mishra worked in various capacities viz. General Manager, (East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar), Principal Chief Operations Manager (Western Railway, Mumbai), Advisor (Safety), Executive Director (Corporate Coordination), Railway Board, Divisional Railway Manager (South East Central Railway, Raipur) and Chief Transportation Planning Manager (South Eastern Railway). Apart from this, Shri Mishra worked as Chief Freight Transportation Manager, Chief Transportation Planning Manager & Chief Passenger Transportation Manager, both in East Coast Railway and East Central Railway.

Shri Mishra has undergone various training programmes abroad viz. Advanced Leadership Programme and Advanced Strategy Management Programme in Pittsburg, USA and Long Haul Operations in South Africa. Shri Mishra has keen interest in sports and welfare activities.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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