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Umesh Singh takes over as new ECoR GM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 25:  1979-batch Indian Railway Store Service (IRTS) officer Umesh Singh has taken over charge of General Manager of the East Coast Railway (ECoR). Earlier, he was holding the post of Additional Member (Railway Stores) at the Railway Board, New Delhi.

A graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Singh also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Southern Cross University, Australia. He started his career in 1981.

In his earlier stint as Controller of Stores, ECoR, Singh has been instrumental in optimising the performance standards in both material management and sales management. His innovative ideas led to obtain the most competitive rates for purchasing various materials with absolute transparency.

Singh is credited with introducing the Google mapping system with photographs to enable the bidders of scrap purchase in transparent manner. This has opened up opportunities to a large number of scrap purchasers globally. He introduced a new system of procurement called “Reverse Auction Mode”, which has helped the Indian Railways obtain the most competitive rate for purchasing various materials with utmost transparency.

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