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New Delhi : A K Prasad has been appointed as new Financial Commissioner (Railways), Railway Board, and ex-officio Secretary to Government of India following retirement  B N .Mohapatra, who superannuated on January 31, 2018.

Prasad assumed charge as the new Financial Commissioner (Railways) on February 1, 2018.  Prasad is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) of 1981 batch. He has done his Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics in 1980, according to a PIB release.

Prior to this assignment, Prasad was Additional Member/Finance in Railway Board.  In his distinguished career, Prasad has earlier headed the Finance and Accounts wing as Principal Finance Advisor in Northern Railway, North Western Railway, North Central Railway etc. He has also worked as Divisional Railway Manager, Solapur, and on deputation as Financial Advisor, NDMC, and has wide experience of rail management and general administration.

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