Krishna Kumar Thakur has assumed charge as Director (Human Resources) of the BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd) -Public Sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise.
Prior to joining BHEL, Thakur was heading the HR and Administration function of Central Railway as Chief Personnel Officer. He has 25 years of holistic and hands-on experience in handling HR matters and administration in the Indian Railways as well as other Central PSUs.
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1998 batch officer of the Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS). Thakur has done PG Diploma in Management with specialisation in Human Resource (PGDM-HR) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
In his long career in Railways and other PSUs departments of three important Railway divisions namely Solapur, Bhopal & Mumbai, which included all HR matters of the thirty-five thousand staff of the Mumbai Division. He has also headed the HR department of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, where he played an important role in developing and streamlining HR policy and procedures.
As an HR professional, Thakur is credited with maintaining cordial industrial relations and fulfilling corporate responsibilities as well as long-term systemic improvements for corporate and government functioning in overall organisational perspectives.