*Ms. Archana Joshi, new General Manager of South Eastern Railway.
Archana Joshi, an officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) of 1985 Batch has assumed the charge of General Manager, South Eastern Railway on July 31.
Prior to joining as General Manager, SER, Joshi was working as Additional Member, Tourism & Catering, Ministry of Railways, Railway Board.
She is the first lady officer to become the General Manager of South Eastern Railway. She is also the first lady IRTS Officer to become a General Manager.
Joshi, an alumnus of Punjab University, Chandigarh did her Post Graduation in Sociology and is a Gold Medalist in her subject. She thereafter completed her M. Phil in Public Policy and Administration.
Joshi has worked in different Zonal Railways viz. Northern Railway, North Western Railway, West Central Railway and North Eastern Railway in various capacities as Additional General Manager, Chief Commercial Manager, Chief Operations Manager, Senior Deputy General Manager etc. She has also worked as Divisional Railway Manager, Kota, West Central Railway.
Joshi also has the distinction of having worked in the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Environment & Forests dealing with international cooperation issues in both the Ministries.
She has travelled extensively, trained internationally in the USA and Europe and her contribution in rail transportation over Indian Railways is noteworthy, vast and varied. She has a keen interest in sports and socio-cultural activities.