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PCAO Profile

Dedication, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence define the illustrious career of Sh. Pramod Kumar, the Principal Chief Administrative Officer (PCAO) at Patiala Locomotive Works, Patiala. Hailing from Khurja, District Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh, Sh. Kumar embarked on his journey with a firm resolve to revolutionize the railway infrastructure of the nation.


A graduate of Nagpur University in Electrical Engineering, Sh. Kumar’s expertise became evident early in his career as an Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer of the 1986 batch. His pioneering spirit led him to spearhead numerous transformative projects, notably commencing with the Railway electrification project in Bhopal in 1990.


His visionary leadership and technical acumen were instrumental in the successful rollout of the first Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coach from RCF, Kapurthala, in 2004. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in establishing the Science Express train in collaboration with Plank’s Society, Germany, captivating young minds nationwide with its interactive showcase of scientific marvels.


Sh. Kumar’s commitment to sustainability and innovation reached new heights in November 2017, with the implementation of a groundbreaking 5 kW solar panel system directly feeding electrical energy to Overhead Equipment (OHE) at New Delhi Railway Station. This milestone achievement not only reduced carbon footprint but also garnered international acclaim, with Indian Railways receiving the prestigious “Best Use of Zero-Carbon Technology Award” at the International Sustainable Railway Award Function in Berlin in May 2022.


Throughout his distinguished career, Sh. Kumar has held pivotal positions, including Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer/ Railway Electrification, Chief Project Manager/ Railway Electrification (Ambala), and Chief Electrical Design Engineer/ RCF. His unwavering commitment to excellence and his passion for innovation continue to drive Indian Railways towards a sustainable and technologically advanced future.


As Principal Chief Administrative Officer at Patiala Locomotive Works, Sh. Pramod Kumar remains at the forefront of fostering a culture of innovation, efficiency, and environmental stewardship. His leadership inspires a new generation of railway professionals to strive for excellence and uphold the proud legacy of Indian Railways.


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