Why: he succeeded Arunendra Kumar who superannuated from Railway Services
A.K. Mittal was the member Staff, Railway Board and Secretary to the Government of India. He had also served as General Manager of South Western Railway-SWR (Headquarters Hubli) and was also looking after the additional charge of General Manager, South Central Railway- SCR (Headquarters Secunderabad).
Some other appointments in Railways Board-
• Navin Tondon – appointed as the Member Electrical and at the time of appointment he was serving as a General Manager of South Eastern Central Railways
• Pradeep Kumar – succeeded Mittal and became new Member Staff. At the time of being appointed in as member staff, he was serving as a Genral Manager of the North Central Railway and was also holding additional charge of Northern Railway,
• V.K. Gupta, Member Engineering – given additional responsibility of Member Mechanical at the Board