P K Purwar appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL

Posted on:03 Mar 2017 09:17:31
P K Purwar appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL
03 March 2017 Current Affairs: P K Purwar was on 1 March 2017 appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). 

His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for the duration of five years.P K Purwar was on 1 March 2017 appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). 

His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for the duration of five years.

MTNL had been without a full-time Chairman and Managing Director since the superannuation of A K Garg in May 2014.

Narendra Kumar Yadav, Member (Services) in the Department of Telecom (DoT), was given the additional charge of CMD of MTNL on 8 June 2015, however, as per the rules, he relinquished the post after serving for a year.

For the purpose of appointing the CMD of MTNL, a search-cum-selection committee was constituted under the Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). Purwar’s name was recommended for this MTNL’s top post by PESB in November 2013, but the government did not go ahead with the recommendation at that time.

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