Mahesh Kumar Gupta, has been appointed as new Member (Engineering) Railway Board and ex officio Secretary to the Government of India to assume charge with effect from 11th October 2017. Shri Gupta, an officer of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) of 1979 batch, and is a Bachelor in Engineering from University of Roorkee in the year 1979.
Prior to this assignment he was General Manager, Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli. He worked as Chief Administrative Officer (Constructions), Central Railway. He has also worked in various important posts like Chief Bridge Engineer, Eastern Railways & Central Railways respectively, Chief Engineer (Planning & Design), Central Railways, Senior Divisional Engineer (Coordination), Nagpur Division, Central Railways, Deputy Chief Engineer, Konkan Railways, Joint Director(Tracks), RDSO, Lucknow and Dy Chief Engineer, Central Railways.