<strong>Shilpi Agarwal takes charge as Divisional Railway Manager</strong>

Shilpi Agarwal takes charge as Divisional Railway Manager

March 11, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Shilpi Agarwal took charge as the new Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru Division, from outgoing DRM Rahul Agarwal on Mar. 10.

Prior to this, Shilpi Agarwal was Group General Manager (Finance) in the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), the construction arm of the Ministry of Railways, for project implementation and transportation infrastructure development.

Shilpi Agarwal belongs to the 1993 batch of the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS). She holds a Post Graduate in Arts and a Doctorate in Sociology from Lucknow University. She has nearly three decades of experience in Indian Railways, having served in various capacities in the Accounts Department of Northern Railway and the Railway Board.

During her long and illustrious career, she has served in almost all areas of functioning of the Indian Railways and has wide experience in accounts sectors of Construction, Traffic, Stores, Personnel and Administration.

As Group General Manager (Finance) in RVNL, she was integral to the teams that are working on complex infrastructure projects like the Rishikesh Karanprayag Project (Char Dham Project) in Uttarakhand. Other than her involvement in multiple Railway line doubling and Railway electrification projects, she was key to expanding RVNL business outside the country, especially Maldives.

A recipient of the Railway Minister’s Award for outstanding work in the year 2010, Shilpi Agarwal has had extensive training in International Financial Reporting Standards conducted at Ooty, the Leadership Business Innovation and Scenario Programme at ICLIF Institute, Malaysia, the Advanced Management Programme Customer Strategies Module on Indian Railways at INSEAD, Singapore, and the Finance and Accounts Technical Training Programme at ESCP (Europe Business School), London and Paris besides MDP in Finance in February 2019 at IIM, Lucknow.


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