Sh. Ajay Kumar Singhal is an IRSEE officer of 1986 Engineering services examination batch. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from G B Pant University and a post graduate in Power Systems from IIT Delhi. He has experience of more than 35 years in field of rolling stock design, inspection, production and maintenance as well as power supply systems. He has worked in four Zonal Railways (NR, NCR, CR and SCR), RDSO Lucknow and at Chittaranjan Locomotive works. He was earlier on deputation to Ministry of External Affairs for 4 years and represented Indian Railway as First Secretary (Deputy Railway adviser) at Embassy of India, Paris France. Since 2014, he is a Certified Energy Manager by BEE. Before joining as AGM/Northern Railway, he was working as CEO (REMCL/RITES).
He has handled, in various capacities, many prestigious projects viz. design and development of 3-phase EMUs for Mumbai suburban, maintenance of fabricated bogies on BHEL built WAG-5 locomotives during initial phase, manufacturing of WAG-7 and WAP class of locomotives, periodic overhaul of EMUs for Mumbai suburban system and electrical maintenance of LHB coaches apart from the management of traction power for open access states on Indian Railways and procurement of solar and wind power for Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2030 for Indian Railways.
As a National Project Coordinator of the project on energy efficiency of UNDP and IR, many projects were also successfully implemented with CRIS, RDSO, IRIEEN and Zonal Railways. He has also worked as ADRM and DRM at Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Northern Railway and Principal Chief Electrical Engineer on North Central Railway.
He was deputed for training and other technical visits to AD Tranz Switzerland, Siemens Germany as well as for management trainings to INSEAD Singapore, ICLIF Malaysia, ISB Hyderabad, NAIR Vadodara and SDA Bocconi Business School, Milan, Italy.
He has authored many articles in Indian Railways magazine. He likes to play table tennis. He is also a visiting faculty at IRITM and for various MDP courses on NR.