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Dr Nagaraja Bhalki appointed as an Independent Director on HPCL Board

The Central government has appointed Dr Nagaraja Bhalki as an Independent Director on the Board of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
Dr Nagaraja Bhalki appointed as an Independent Director on HPCL Board
Dr Nagaraja Bhalki appointed as an Independent Director on HPCL Board

New Delhi: Dr Nagaraja Bhalki has been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. According to HPCL’s regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Thursday, Dr Bhalki has been appointed to the post for a period of three years with effect from December 30, or until further orders.

Dr Bhalki is a General Surgeon by profession and is working as Professor at the Department of General Surgery for the past 12 Years. As a surgeon, he has performed more than 6,000 surgeries and has been teaching medical students. Presently, he holds the position of general secretary of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Raichur. He was also past president of the Association of Surgeon (ASI). During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has treated 180 COVID positive patients at Seva Bharthi COVID Care Centre for 30 days free-of-cost.

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"Dr Bhalki is not related to any of the Directors of the company. He is also not debarred from holding the office of the Director by virtue of any SEBI order or any other such authority," HPCL told the bourses.

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