J.N. Jha

Date of Birth: 05-01-1958

Email: jnjha@yahoo.com


Shri J. N. Jha, Chief Operations Manager, South East Central Railway, is an Indian Railway Traffic Service officer of 1981 batch.  He is a Gold medallist in B.E.(Mechanical) from Government Engineering College, Raipur. In his continuing illustrious career, he has worked in the following capacities:

  • Worked as “Chief Operations Manager” of South East central Railway (SCR). Incharge of freight and coaching operations of South Central Railway. SCR is serving Singereni Coal Field, two Ports i.e. Krishnapatnam and Kakinada, and large number of cement plants.  Brought about Turnaround in freight operation of South Central railway.  There was negative growth (-3.6%) in freight loading in SCR in the year 2013-14.  S.C.Railway has now become one of the fastest growing Zone of Indian Railways. Originating loading during first four months of 2014-15 is 37.34 MT which is 6.4% more than last year and 0.6% more than target.  Freight earning during current year upto Jul’14 is Rs.2652 crores which is 12.3% more than last year.  Coal loading from Singereni Coal fields has increased by 17.1 %.  Coal loading from Krishnapatnam port has increased by 18.8%.
  • Worked as Chief Commercial Manager of South Eastern Railway dealing with Coal fields of BCCL/CCL, Port, Steel Plants and Iron ore mines.
  • Worked as Divisional Railway Manager of Asansol division.  Received overall efficiency shield for Asansol division in the year 2012. Co-ordinates with Eastern Coal Field and increased loading. Freight loading of Asansol division increased from 29.7 MT to 31.9 MT.
  • Worked as Chief Freight Traffic Manager of South East Central Railways (highest freight loading Zone) for six years. Originating freight loading increased from 78.2 MT to 132.3 MT during the period.  Rich experience in dealing with coal sector with companies like SECL and MCL, supplying coal to Major Power Houses and Industry.  Experience of setting up freight Operations wing of new Zonal Railways (S.E.C.Rly) Headquarters from scratch.
  • Worked as Chief Freight Traffic Manager (Iron & Steel) and CFTM/II of undivided South Eastern Railways.
  • Worked as Sr.Divisional Operations Manager/Khurda Road and Bilaspur (highest loading division).  Coal loading from Talcher(MCL) had a quantum jump during that period.

                In recognition of his outstanding performance, he has received “Railway Minister’s Award” and many other shields, which includes Railway Board Award in 1991, Operating Efficiency Shield (as Sr. DOM/Khurda Road) in 1992, Operating Efficiency Shield (as Sr. DOM/Bilaspur) in 1996 and Overall Efficiency Shield, Asansol Division in 2012.


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