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Kamlesh Kumar set to be next CMD of Hindustan Salts Ltd

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New Delhi: Kamlesh Kumar is set to be the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Salts Limited (HSL), a PSU under the administrative control of Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. Kumar’s name was recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Monday. He is currently serving as Commodore in Indian Navy.

Kumar has been recommended for the post of CMD of Hindustan Salts Limited (HSL) from a list of four candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel. The other candidates were from Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), HLL Lifecare Limited and NMDC Limited.

Hindustan Salts Limited

Hindustan Salts Limited (HSL) was incorporated in April 1958 as a fully-owned company by the government. The main responsibility of the company was to take over the salt sources at Sambhar, Didwana and Kharaghoda, which were earlier managed by the Salt Department. HSL is the only PSU engaged in the manufacture of salt. The company started its business in January 1959. It also has major salt production works measuring 23,000 acres of land at Kharaghoda in the district of Surendernagar in Gujarat. Sambhar Salt Limited has been made a subsidiary company and has over 90 sq miles of production area at Sambhar and Nawa. Both the companies have recently diversified the business on many counts and considerable infrastructure has been added to produce various varieties of high-quality salt.

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