One of the main departments of the Indian Railways, Electrical department shoulders lot of responsibility in proper operation of railway services. With Railway Electrification on the rise, Electric traction hauls almost 60% of freight traffic and 48% of passenger traffic.
Electrical department is represented in the board by Member Electrical, ex officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. At zonal head quarters CEE (Chief Electrical Engineer) heads the department and in the division there are mostly four Sr. DEE's each of whom head the following areas:-