Arun Kumar Singh gets ACC clearance for appointment as CMD of ONGC

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Arun Kumar Singh as CMD of ONGC

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ONGC Chairman Arun Kumar Singh is now ONGC CEO as well

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Arun Kumar Singh to the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited on Wednesday. According to an order issued from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Singh has been appointed to the for a three years tenure with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Singh is Ex CMD of BPCL. A search-cum-selection committee, constituted by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, has recommended the name of Singh after interviewing six candidates on August 27.

ONGC is without a regular chairman and managing director since April 2021 and the senior most director on the board has been entrusted with the additional charge. Since then, the firm has seen a record three interim heads.

Singh is a Mechanical Engineer with the first rank from the National Institute of Technology, Patna. He has vast experience of about 38 years in the oil sector. He has headed various positions in BPCL in retail, LPG, pipelines, and supply chain optimisation. He has also held the position of President (Africa & Australasia) in Bharat PetroResources Ltd (BPRL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPCL. He was also a Director on the board of Bharat Gas Resources Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPCL. In December 2020, Singh was given the additional charge of Director Refineries at BPCL.

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