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DFCCIL gets new finance director

Bharat Salhotra [Indian Railway Accounts Service 1985 Batch] recently took charge as director [Finance] in Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited [DFCCIL].

He has been a key member of the DFCCIL team since 2008. During the past five years, he has been engaged in establishing a vision, developing a funding plan and leveraging information technology for ensuring that the project gets completed in time and within budget.

Prior to joining the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, Bharat was the CFO in Centre for Rail Information Systems [CRIS] - the IT arm of Indian Railways.

Salhotra has many achievements to his credit, including the design and  development of the first online transaction processing system for finance department on Indian Railways. Innovative deployment of a network of computers in remote locations resulted in a paradigm shift in various aspects of financial management – revenue forecasting, expenditure management and project accounting.

Subsequently, his role shifted to development of a world class suite of long range decision support system tools for planning railway investments at a national level.

Use of these tools enabled Indian Railways to proactively identify potential network bottlenecks and prioritise its capital investment program.

Salhotra is Mechanical Engineer with a PGDM from IIM Calcutta followed by an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He has a number of publications to his credit, including one co-authored with the deputy dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management in Supply Chain Management.

He has also authored a landmark case study on India’s first PPP initiative in the Port Sector. Salhotra is the coordinator for IIMG – a ginger group comprising of IIM graduates serving in the government.
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