Sanjay Pal Singh Chauhan
Director General, National Academy of Indian Railways
Shri Sanjay Pal Singh Chauhan belongs to 1982 Engineering Services Examination (ESE) batch of UPSC. He joined Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) in the year 1984. He is posted as Director General (in the rank of Special Secretary to Govt. of India) at National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara since 14th January, 2020. He is the administrative head of all the 8 Centralized Training Institutes of Indian Railways as well as acts as the technical head for all other training institutes/centers on entire network of Indian Railways.
During his long and illustrious career, he has held several important positions like Sr. Divisional Signal & Telecom Engineer on Izzatnagar, Varanasi, Sonepur and Lucknow divisions of North Eastern Railway, Dy. Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer in construction department on North Eastern Railway, Dy. General Manager/G on North Eastern Railway, Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer in construction department on North Eastern & North Western Railways, Dean in Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET), Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer/Projects on Central Railway and Principal Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer on Metro Railway, Kolkata.
He holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and has undergone various Railway specific training programmes in India as well as abroad. He has attended foreign training programmes on ‘Overview of Technology, Operation & Maintenance of Assets on Railway system’ in Germany & Italy and ‘Advanced Strategic Management’ at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.