Member Mechanical Arunendra Kumar has been appointed as the interim chairman of the Railway Board for three months with effect from Sunday. He will succeed Vinay Mittal, who retired on Sunday along with Member Finance Vijaya Kanth. Additional member Budget R. Kashyap has been given additional charge as Financial Commissioner for six months.
Member Electrical Kul Bhushan has been given additional charge of Member Traffic, which post has been lying vacant for some time now. Mr. Mittal looked after it till his retirement.
The seniormost member on the board, Mr. Bhushan, did not figure in the stop-gap arrangement apparently in the wake of the CBI initiating a preliminary enquiry against him in connection with irregularities in the award of a contract for commercial development of railway land.
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