May 11, 2009 11:02:41 pm
As a child,Tarun Kumar Pithode, dreamt of being a collector as he wanted to improve the condition of roads around him. After securing the 7th rank in the all India UPSC exam and rank one in Maharashtra,Pithode,is all set to live his childhood dream.
Twenty-nine-year-old Pithode,Assistant Signalling and Telecom engineer,CR,belongs to a small place in Madhya Pradesh called Pasaria. He did his schooling from a Kendriya Vidhyalaya and his father was an office superintendent with the Western Coal Fields. He started as a Mazdoor in mines.
Small things make a difference. As an administrator I will want to interact with the public. When the administration is away from the public how can it make a difference. Pithode says. He joined railways in 2008. He has been involved in major suburban projects of CR like the auxiliary warning system which got all locals equipped with a protection system and was currently working on a project of re-spacing signals so that more trains could ply on tracks.
Before coming to railways,Pithode worked as a software engineer with GE India. Between a high pressure job and working on complex and dense rail networks,he still managed to squeeze in time to study. After work,I used to study in the night. Before exams I took two months leave. I took psychology and public administration for the main exam. says Pithode.
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