Bengaluru: Alok Verma took charge as Director (Human Resources) of HAL at its headquarters on January 1. Prior to this, he was serving as General Manager (HR) at the same Defence PSU. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had approved his appointment on December 27. He has been appointed to the post from January 1 up to November 30, 2022, the date of his superannuation, or until further orders, whichever is earlier, an official order said.
While taking charge, he said, "In these challenging times, my focus would be on developing the HR function as a strategic contributor to business outcomes with new initiatives." His endeavour has been to develop systems that seek to create a learning organisation and a performance-driven culture.
In these challenging times, my focus would be on developing the HR function as a strategic contributor to business outcomes with new initiatives – Alok Verma
Verma is a post-graduate in Labor and Social Work (LSW) and also holds an LLB degree and PG diploma in computer applications. He has vast and diverse experience spanning over three decades in the HR function. Verma joined HAL in 2006 after serving with National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) for 19 years. Verma was instrumental in transforming the employee-management relations at Hyderabad division and played a key role in the settlement of the workmen wage revision and signing of the MoU recently.
HAL is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company that has its headquarter in Bangalore. It is governed under the management of the Ministry of Defence. The corporation is primarily involved in the operations of the aerospace and is currently involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, helicopters and their spare parts.