New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) for the appointment of Ratna Sekhar Adika as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Adika has been appointed to the post for a period with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post till the date of his superannuation, i.e. June 30, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He is currently serving as Director (HR&CA) in the same organisation, and also holding the additional charge of the CMD post.
Earlier, PSU Watch has reported that Adika was recommended for the post of CMD of Balmer Lawrie by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). He was selected from the list of nine candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. The CMD post in Balmer Lawrie is vacant since November 1, 2020.
Profile of Ratna Sekhar Adika
Adika is graduated from Osmania University. He has over 25 years of experience in multicultural organisations in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations and Administration. He also has hands-on experience in man-power planning, sourcing, selection and recruitment, fixing up and implementing total pay package, human resources development programs, 360-degree leadership development programme, Performance Management System (PMS) and performance counselling, employee training and executive development programs, career planning, employee motivation programs, employee welfare and loyalty programmes and trade union negotiations.
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. is a PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. The company is engaged in manufacturing steel barrels and drums, greases and lubricants and leather chemicals and providing services in the areas of travel and tours, logistics, container freight station, Warehousing and distribution, refinery and oil field services, temperature-controlled warehouse etc through its plants, sales offices, branch offices, technical service centres spread all over India.
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