As ‘Indianmandarins’ had anticipated in its report on January 30, 2015 that Ajay Shukla (IRTS:1980) may be given charge as Member (Traffic) Railway Board. Member (Traffic) Devi Prasad Pandey (IRTS:1976) retired on January 31 but Railway Board had no eligible candidate who could be appointed as Pandey’s successor.
Shukla had taken over as Adviser (Commercial) to the Railway Board in the last week of December (2014). Prior to the Railway Board he was AGM, East Central Railway. A prolific writer Shukla has penned down ‘Taj Mahal Ka Tender’ which has been staged several times in the theaters across the country. He has also written ‘Stress Management and Happiness’, a popular book in English. Recently he came up with his new literary work ‘Taj Mahal Ka Udghatan’.