Jaya Verma Sinha : First Woman To Lead The Railway Board
Jaya Verma Sinha has become the first woman to lead the Railway Board (in the Railway Board’s 118-year history), the top decision-making body for India’s Ministry of Railways.
- The Ministry of Railways was founded in 1905; HQ: Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
- It functions as the statutory authority for the Indian Railways, a monopoly in rail transport.
- The Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board leads this organization.
- In 1901, on the recommendations of the Sir Thomas Robertson Committee regarding the administration and working of the railways, an early version of the railway board was constituted.
- It initially had three members.