New Delhi: (Updated) Amit Banerjee has taken over as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of BEML Limited on Friday. Prior to this, he was serving as Director (Rail & Metro Business) in the same organisation. He has taken over the charge of the post from BEML's Director (Mining & Construction) MV Rajasekhar, who has been holding the additional charge of the CMD post since former CMD DK Hota's superannuation on January 31.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the appointment of Amit Banerjee for the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of BEML Limited on August 26. According to an order from the Personnel Ministry, Amit Banerjee has been appointed to the post for a period with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post (i.e. August 27) till the date of his superannuation (i.e. July 31, 2023), or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
PSU Watch is the first organisation to report when Banerjee was recommended for BEML's CMD post on April 27. He was selected for the post from a list of two candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel. Prior to his promotion as Director (Rail & Metro Business), Banerjee was serving as Executive Director (Rail & Metro) in the company.
Banerjee is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi, and he joined BEML as Assistant Engineer in the year 1984. In his professional career spanning over three decades in BEML, Banerjee has worked in R&D and manufacturing functions. His experience involves the design and development of various products like SSEMU, Metro cars, Catenary Maintenance Vehicle etc.
Under his guidance, his team received the "Raksha Mantri Award" for the design and development of Austenitic Stainless Steel EMU & Intermediate metro cars for Delhi Metro. Banerjee has played a significant role in the phased indigenisation of rolling stock aggregates.
As CMD of BEML, Banerjee will be the Chief Executive of the corporation and be accountable to the board of directors, the government and shareholders. He will also be responsible for the efficient functioning of the corporation for achieving its corporate objectives and performance parameters.
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