A 1980 batch officer of Indian Railway Services Of Engineers Mr. R K Verma has assumed the charge as Secretary, Railway Board. Before that he has served as Adviser (Public Grievance) to the Minister of State (MoS) for Railways.
R K Verma, has completed his graduation in Civil Engineering and pursued Mtech in Structural Engineering from IIT Delhi. In his previous assignments, he has worked with various railways, including Southern, North-East Frontier Eastern and Western comprising of Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering.
His technical papers have been published in various national/international, conferences of institution of permanent way (India), International Union of Railways, International Rail Safety, International Heavy Haul Association, World Congress on Railway Research etc. He has undergone training in Heavy Haul Operations in South Africa. He also has Life Fellowship of Institution of Engineers (India), Institution of Permanent Way (India) and Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers.