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Mr. Prithul kumar
Mr. Prithul kumar
Government Nominee Director

Mr. Prithul Kumar is Civil Engineer from IIT-Kanpur (1993 – 97) and Officer of Indian Civil Services (ICS) ,2000 batch of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) working in Ministry of Mines on Central Deputation since 2013.
Mr. Kumar joined the Ministry of Mines as Deputy Secretary and later on promoted as Director in 2014.He has worked over the Northern Railway in various capacities. Mr. Kumar has been awarded with Excellence Awards twice, first in 2005 as Assistant level officer and second time in 2011 as in-charge of Freight Marketing.
Mr. Prithul Kumar has enriched experience of setting up the entire train operations in Kashmir Valley as the 1st Chief Area Manager, Srinagar.
He spearheaded the work of establishing systems for e-auction of mineral blocks in the country and handholding the State Governments for successfully conducting the e-auctions. He has spearheaded the development of a Mining Surveillance System (MSS) for curbing illegal mining using Satellite imagery. He is currently involved in the implementation of Mining Tenement System which automates the entire mining life-cycle using IT in the country and automating the various functions of IBM.