Shri Gajanan Mallya is the General Manager of the South Western Railway. He assumed charge on 01.04.2021. Previously he was the Director of the Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE), Jamalpur. He was born on 2nd December 1961 and joined Indian Railways as Special Class Railway Apprentice of the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) and made his entry into the cadre through 1979 batch.
The posts he held includes Chief Project Manager at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), General Manager Inspection at Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) and Divisional Railway Manager(DRM) of Ranchi Division.
His leadership as the Divisional Railway Manager of Ranchi Division gave him the most acclaim, as the division obtained five Performance Efficiency shields in various spheres including Safety, Mechanical and Civil engineering departments.
He also served as the Senior Deputy General Manager of South Central Railway and brought a sea of changes in the working of the Vigilance Department by implementing various improved systems that ensure prompt investigation of complaints.
Shri Mallya is the recipient of several awards and prizes for his performance during his career with Indian Railways and was bestowed with the Principal’s Medal of Merit at Railway Staff College, Vadodara for standing first with distinction in the foundation and induction courses.
He has completed various training programs in India and abroad such as a specialized ‘Training of Trainers’ program at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Advanced Strategic Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and Advanced Training in Vigilance Investigation at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
He is a Sports enthusiast.