Mohammad Jamshed, General Manager, NEFR, has taken over the responsibility as Member (Traffic) in the Railway Board. In normal course, he would have taken over at the end of next month. However, the Rail Budget is under preparations and Minister Suresh Prabhu apparently wanted a full-time Member (Traffic) — the chief of all operations and earnings — to join sooner rather than later. The incumbent, Kundan Sinha, is an Additional Member and has been looking after the job. Speculations are rife whether Sinha would go back to his old office or go on leave before retiring at the end of January.