New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Sanjay Kumar Jha as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of MIDHANI (Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited), a Hyderabad based Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence, on Wednesday. According to an order from Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), he has been appointed for a period with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post on or after May 1, till the date of his superannuation i.e. February 2, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He is currently serving as Director (Production & Marketing) in the same organisation.
Earlier, the PSU Watch has reported that Jha was recommended for the post of MIDHANI's CMD by a PESB panel on October 22, 2019. He was selected for the post from the list of six candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel.
Sanjay Kumar Jha has been appointed as CMD of MIDHANI with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post on or after May 1, till the date of his superannuation i.e. February 2, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier
Dr Jha is a metallurgical engineering graduate from NIT Jamshedpur of 1988 batch. After completing his engineering he had joined 32nd batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school. Later, due to his interest in the production area, he joined Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad and was posted in extrusion and piercing plant (EPP).
At NFC, under his leadership, for the first time simulation and modelling of "difficult to hot work" Inconel 718, Titanium full alloy, PT-7M, PT-3B Inconel 690, Incoloy 800 were carried out successfully. He had also played important role in producing Titanium half alloy and full alloy tube in different sizes for Light Combat Aircraft and PSLV application, Simulation and modelling of two dissimilar metals for superconductor applications which is being used for the development of fusion technology.