Bengaluru: The employees of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have contributed an amount of Rs 1.36 crores to the Karnataka Chief Minister's Relief Fund for relief work in flood-hit areas of Karnataka.
BEL's Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Gowtama MV and Director (HR) Shivakumaran KM handed over the cheque for Rs 1,36,80,000 (Rupees One Crore Thirty-Six Lakhs Eighty Thousand only) to the Karnataka's Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday. On the occasion, senior officials of BEL were also present.
BEL is a Navaratna PSU and India's foremost defence electronics company. BEL is a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-unit conglomerate which supplies over 350 products in the areas of defence products like Radars, Missile Systems, Military Communications etc and non-defence products like Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and solar products.
BEL has a three-tier research and development (R&D) setup comprising development and engineering (D&E) divisions at its 9 units; product development and innovation centre (PD&IC), a centralised facility to cater for new product (sub-system) development requirements of all units (sub-units) and central research labs (CRLs) at Bengaluru and Ghaziabad for carrying out futuristic, cutting-edge research.
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