Giving details, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, stated that the Governor, who is the Chairman, SMVDSB, has nominated E. Sreedharan, former Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation; Ms. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, Bangalore; Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu; Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, an internationally acclaimed Santoor maestro; Dr. Ashok Bhan, former Director General of Police, J&K; and H. L. Maini, former Chief Engineer and Member State Public Service Commission, and Technical Consultant, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, as Members.
E. Sreedharan, former Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, is fondly called the “Wheel of the Nation” for his tireless work in building the Konkan Railway and for his outstanding achievement in establishing the Delhi Metro before the scheduled date and for progressively expanding it to cover the adjoining areas in UP and Haryana. Also associated with the country’s first Metro Rail project in Kolkata for a few years, he became Member of the Railway Board in 1989 and, immediately after his retirement in 1990, he took over as CMD of Konkan Railway. He served as Managing Director of Delhi Metro during 1997 – 2002. He was awarded the Padma Shree in 2001; named the Man of the Year by The Times of India Group of Newspapers in 2002; named as one of
Ms. Sudha Murty, is Chairperson of the well known Infosys Foundation which she set up in 1996. Wife of the legendary Narayana Murthy, she is a very highly educated and widely respected person in her own right. She holds an M. Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science,
Credited with a distinguished administrative career in the IAS, Dr. S. S. Bloeria, presently Vice Chancellor,
Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, an internationally acclaimed Santoor maestro, has the distinction of bringing forth the folk instrument from the
Dr. Ashok Bhan, joined the Indian Police Service in 1976 and retired in the rank of Director General of Police in 2010. During his career, he served the State in various capacities, including as SSP in districts of Anantnag and Rajouri, Principal Police Training College, DIG Jammu, IGP Kashmir and Armed Police, IGP Security, Additional DGP (CID), Commissioner of Vigilance and as DGP (CID). Dr. Bhan is recipient of DGP Commendation Medal, Police Medal for Meritorious Service, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, Police Medal for Gallantry, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Meritorious Service and Chief Minister’s Gold Medal for Honesty, Integrity and Meritorious Public Service. He attended the Indian Police Service Command Course in England in 1987 and Indian Senior Crisis Management Course at Washington D.C, USA in 2006. He is presently Chairman of the J and K Regional Branch of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and a Member of the National Security Advisory Board.
H. L. Maini, Technical Consultant to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has remained closely associated with the various development activities of the Shrine Board since its inception 25 years back. A former Managing Director of the JKPCC in the rank of Chief Engineer, Maini has also served as Member of the State Public Service Commission. He is widely respected for his signal contributions for the establishment and progressive enlargement of the essential infrastructure and facilities for the millions of pilgrims who visit Mata Vaishno Deviji Shrine every year.