New Delhi: Ramesh Kumar Dash is set to be the next Director (Finance) of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence. His name was recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Tuesday. He is currently serving as Additional General Manager (Finance) at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Dash has been recommended for the post of Director (Finance) of GRSE from a list of five candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. The other candidates who were on the list were from Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Limited.
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) is one of India's leading shipyards, located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It builds and repairs commercial and naval vessels. Presently, GRSE has also started building export ships in a mission to expand its business. Founded in 1884 as a small privately-owned company on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, it was renamed as Garden Reach Workshop in 1916. The company was nationalised by the government in 1960. It was awarded the Miniratna status, with accompanying financial and operational autonomy in September 2006. It is the first Indian shipyard to build 100 warships.