Board of Directors Last Updated On:03/05/2024


Part-time Chairman
Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board has been appointed as the Part-time Chairman of the Company w.e.f. 06.09.2023. Prior to being appointed as the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board, Smt. Sinha was holding office as the Member (Operations & Business Development), Railway Board whereby she was responsible for the overall transportation of the freight and passenger services on Indian Railways. Smt. Sinha is an alumnus of Allahabad University and she joined the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) in 1988. Her career of over 35 years in the Indian Railways includes serving as the Additional Member (Traffic Transportation), Railway Board. She has worked on diverse verticals spanning operations, commercial, IT and vigilance. She has been the first woman to be appointed as Railway Advisor in the High Commission of India in Dhaka, Bangladesh during which the famous Maitri Express from Kolkata to Dhaka was inaugurated. She has a keen interest in photography.

Managing Director 
Shri Ravindra Kumar Jain, IRSE, has assumed the charge of Managing Director of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited on 11.12.2020. He is an officer of ‘Indian Railway Service of Engineers’ (IRSE) of 1986 batch. He completed his B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur and M.Tech. in ‘Environmental Engineering’ from University of Roorkee (now IIT, Roorkee).
Before joining DFCCIL, he was posted as Chief Administrative Officer/Construction for Eastern Railway, Kolkata. Prior to that he worked as Executive Director, Civil Engineering/Plg, Railway Board.
From 2017 to 2019, he was ‘Divisional Railway manager, Samastipur (ECR). His tenure is remembered for Mithila painting at entire Madhubani station and then on the rake of Bihar Sampark Kranti. For this, his team was honored by Hon’ble Minister Railway and later also by Chairman, Railway Board. He was also been adjudged as Outstanding DRM in 2018 for manning large nos. of unmanned LCs is a very short time bound schedule.
He also worked as Chairman, Railway Recruitment Board, Ajmer for about two years, where he was part of team for first time online exams (CBT) by RRBs.
He worked as Chief Project Manager, Ajmer for Dedicated Freight Corridor Project and his Unit was adjudged as Outstanding Field Unit in 2011. He has worked in various construction projects for Gauge conversion and doubling as Deputy Chief Engineer at Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He also worked as ADRM at Rangiya division, NFR.
He has been awarded at various occasions with ‘General Manager’s medal’ and ‘Letter of Appreciation’ for meritorious works on various occassions.
He visited Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka(Japan) as team leader for studying track maintenance practices in Japanese Railways as part of ‘Track maintenance group’ of IR in 2019.
He has attended ‘Executive Leadership Programme’ at Bocconi Business School, Milan, Italy in May 2018.
He also attended training programme on ‘International contracts’ at Tokyo organized by JICA in 2010. He was also part of IR delegation for study of station designs at Toronto and London in 2006.


Shri Hira Ballabh, an IRAS officer, assumed the charge of Director Finance, DFCCIL on 05.05.2020. Prior to this, he was FA&CAO with Northern Railway. After graduation from DSB college Nainital and Masters and MPhil from JNU New Delhi, he also did his MBA(Finance) from SMU. He has rich exposure of working in Finance and Administration in multiple organisations. He was in charge of Finance in three Railway divisions i.e, Mumbai VT, Bhusawal and Bhopal. He also worked with Metropolitan Transport Project, Mumbai. As Director(Finance) of New Delhi Municipal Council(NDMC) he was associated with key urban renewal and infrastructure projects executed through various modes of Financing. Mr.Hira Ballabh had a unique opportunity to chair the Accounting Reform Committee of NDMC. Further, he also worked with Freight Operations Information System (FOIS), Computerisation and taxation in Railways. He also had stint in Production Unit, Procurement wing and Traffic Earnings. He has vast exposure of Sports administration and Financing. While working as Secretary and ED of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) he is credited with improving the Financial position of the  organisation.
Mr. Hira Ballabh has attended various events, seminars and trainings in India and abroad. He participated in negotiations abroad and represented India. Mr.Hira Ballabh has received the National Award for Outstanding Services for implementing ISO 9000 in a Railway Division. He got GM’s medal and also four Efficiency Shields while working in various units. He has compiled a 'Handbook on Internal Checks', one 'Manual on Finance and Accounts' and a booklet on 'Standard Form of Templates', in addition to a number of papers on various subjects. 

Project Planning
Shri Pankaj Saxena is an Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer of the 1987 batch and has over 33 years of experience in various aspects of Civil Engineering in Indian Railways. A highly accomplished technocrat, Shri Saxena is an M. Tech. in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi) & B. Tech. in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee).  He has been extensively trained in Austria, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and USA. Prior to his last assignment at the Railway Board, he has worked in Central Railway, Northern Railway, East Central Railway and RVNL.  He has also served as Director, Railway Board and Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Division. Shri Saxena was last posted as Principal Executive Director (Bridge) at Railway Board, Ministry of Railways.

Shri Shobhit Bhatnagar is an Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of the 1992 Batch. With DFCCIL fast nearing completion (with 88.4% complete), he assumes charge at a pivotal time when the organisation is transitioning into the Operations phase. A consummate technocrat, he has the distinction of having served as Group General Manager (GGM) Operations & Business Development at DFCIL from 27.09.2021 to 09.03.2023. Prior to that has served as GGM (Commercial & Operations), at CONCOR, Chief Freight Transportation Manager (CFTM), as well as Chief Passenger Transportation Manager (CPTM) North Western Railway. He also served as CFTM North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur. He has been the Deputy Chief Operation Manager (DCOM) Freight Operation Information System (FOIS), Northern Railway and Director Computerisation & Information Systems (CRIS) Railway Board.
Sh. Bhatnagar was part of the team that had developed the prototype of the FOIS in 1999-2000 where he had programmed the prototype application. He was the convenor of the Directors level committee of the Railway Board that had developed the procedure for the e-registration of demand and electronic transmission of Railway receipt (e-TRR).
He is a BE (Computer Science) from Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology, Indore. His hobbies include music and astronomy. He likes to play electronic keyboards and piano accordion in his free time and look at the universe with his telescope.

Director/ Infrastructure

Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, is an Indian Railway Officer of 1989 Exam Batch (Indian Engineering Services, IES-89), graduated in Civil Engineering in 1988 from University of Roorkee (renamed as IIT/Roorkee) & worked as Executive Director (Works) in Ministry of Railways, Railway Board, New Delhi since 23-04-2019 to 12-10-2020.
Before joining Ministry office, he worked for 7 years on deputation on a challenging Iconic Project as Chief Project Manager of Rewari-Dadri section of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor in DFCCIL Organization and was instrumental in acquisition of land in 7 Prime Districts (Rewari, Alwar, Mewat, Gurgaon, Palwal, Faridabad & GB Nagar of UP) of National Capital Region territory, ensuring Forestry clearances in all Districts including special permission to pass through Aravali Ranges by making a tunnel in Aravalies. All Designs & Drawings of the project components were finalized during his tenure and construction activities all along the alignment started in a big way.
He is also having experience of track maintenance, repair/maintenance/operation/overhauling of huge Railway track machines responsible for laying/maintenance of Railway track network, tendering/contract finalization/arbitration/administration of Zonal Railways etc. etc. Also, during his stint in Railway Board while working as ED/Works, he helped Zonal Railways in a big way and gained lot of experience in project monitoring, financing & other related fields.

Part Time Official Director (MoR)
Shri Pranai Prabhakar,  has been appointed as Part Time Official Director (MoR) w.e.f 20.03.2024.

Part Time Official Director (NITI Aayog)
Shri Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha, an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi did his Major in History. He has experience of over 29 years in operations, infrastructure planning, coordination and management at field and policy making levels in Indian Railways with considerable success and appreciation. His performance has been recognised and awarded twice at the National level (National Award for e-Governance 2019-20, for ‘Excellence in providing Citizen - Centric Delivery’ by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Govt. of India, and ‘National Award for Outstanding Service’ Ministry of Railways Govt. of India -2006) and thrice at the Ministry (of Railways) level. He also served as Dean of the Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management (IRITM), Lucknow, and General Manager Web Applications at the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). He has training and enrichment from Japan (Railway Management), Malaysia (ICLIF - Advance Management), Singapore (INSEAD - Advance Management), Germany (UIC) and the US (Oracle). He is the Adviser at the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transformation of India), the apex ‘Think Tank’ of the Govt. of India.

Part Time Non-Official Director
Prof. Pawan Palta has joined as Part Time Non-Official Director on the Board of DFCCIL. Prof. Palta is Masters of Fine Arts from APJ College, Jalandar. He is serving as a Functional Director in LTR Smart Private Limited and is also running his jewellery business.

Part Time Non-Official Director
Shri Amarnath Yadav has joined as Part Time Non-Official Director on the Board of DFCCIL. Shri Yadav is BA LLB from University of Allahabad of 1992 batch. He has wide work experience as an Advocate in the District Court of Allahabad and Lower Court Phulpur, Allahabad. He also held the post of the President of Nagar Panchayat, Phulpur, Allahabad from 1995 to 2000 and from 2012 to 2017.