EIL gets its first woman CMD in Vartika Shukla

New Delhi: (EIL CMD news) Vartika Shukla has assumed charge as the first woman Chairperson & Managing Director (CMD) of Engineers India Limited (EIL) on Wednesday. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had approved her appointment for the post on Monday, August 31. She was recommended for the CMD's post of EIL by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on April 23.

A graduate in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Vartika Shukla joined EIL in 1988 and possesses extensive consulting experience comprising Design, Engineering and Implementation of complexes in Refining, Gas Processing, Petrochemicals, Fertilizers etc. She has led to the successful completion of many prestigious projects for clients in Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industry both in India and Overseas.

According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), she has been appointed to the post for a period with effect from the date of the assumption of charge of the post till the date of her superannuation, i.e. February 28, 2026, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Prior to this, she was serving as Director (Technical) in the same organisation.

PSU Watch was the first to report Shukla's appointment to EIL's CMD post on April 23. She was selected from a list of eight candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel.

In line with the Government of India’s emphasis on deploying alternative fuel sources to supplement the energy requirements of the country, Shukla has also been spearheading the Company’s initiatives in new energy areas like Bio Fuels, Coal Gasification, Waste to Fuel, Hydrogen Energy etc. These initiatives will not only strengthen the energy infrastructure of the country but will also promote the sustainability mission.

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