Shri Atul Kumar Agarwal, IRSME, assumed charge as General Manager, ICF, on 30.07.2021. He succeeds Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway, who was looking after the post of GM, ICF, additionally.
Prior to taking over charge as General Manager, ICF, Shri Agarwal was the Principal Chief Administrative Officer of Central Organisation for Modernisation of Workshops (Indian Railways) at New Delhi.
Belonging to the 1981 batch of Special Class Railway Apprentices from Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE), Jamalpur, Shri Agarwal was involved with the job of operation of diesel locomotives for more than 10 years in various capacities at divisional and headquarters level besides maintaining prestigious Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains in the Delhi Division of Northern Railway. He was also associated with running of the first Shatabdi Express train with modern LHB coaches, after getting trained in Germany and Switzerland.
He has served Indian Railways in various capacities such as Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer of Central Railway, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer of North Central Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, Trichy Division of Southern Railway, Chief Workshop Manager of Jagadhri Carriage and Wagon Workshop of Northern Railway, and other railways. Shri Agarwal has vast experience in maintenance of sophisticated computer and numerical controlled machinery and plant having various types of control systems.