Krishnakumar Thakur

Director - HR, BHEL

Shri Krishna Kumar Thakur joined BHEL as Director (Human Resources) in July 2023. Shri Krishna Kumar Thakur is a 1998 batch officer of Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS). He is a Post‐Graduate in Literature from Tilka Manjhi University, Bhagalpur and also holds a degree of Post‐Graduate Diploma in Management with specialisation in Human Resource (PGDM‐HR) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

He has a diverse and versatile experience of 25 years of glorious service in Indian Railways and CPSUs with fine handling of HR matters and administration. During his career, he has headed HR department of three important Railway divisions i.e. Solapur, Bhopal & Mumbai, included therein all HR matters of thirty five thousand personnel of Mumbai Division. He has always been exceptional in timely and transparent handling of HR matters for serving and retired employees. Employee welfare has always been his topmost priority. As Chairman, Railway Recruitment Cell, Western Railway, he has successfully completed recruitment of approximately twelve thousand employees. While working on secondment with RITES, he had served in a foreign project of Train Operation at Saudi Arabia and his contribution was critical on the matter of two hundred work visa (IQAMA), procurement of human capital and efficient management of resources meeting client’s satisfaction in a time bound manner. He had also headed HR department of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) wherein he played an important role in developing and streamlining HR policy and procedures of KRCL.

As a fine HR professional, he has rendered yeoman’s service in dealing with unions/associations, which has also been his area of strength. In all his assignments, his proactive, progressive and transparent handling of personnel matters had helped the organisations in maintaining cordial industrial relations and fulfilling corporate responsibilities. A visionary, he is credited with longterm systemic improvements for efficient and effective management of key ingredients of corporate and government functioning in overall organisational perspectives.