New Delhi: The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), the head hunter body of the government which is responsible for the selection of personnel in the posts of Chairman, Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) and Functional Directors in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) has not been able to find any suitable candidate for Bharat Electronics Limited's (BEL) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) post. The selection panel's interview-cum selection meeting was held on Friday, in which a total of three candidates have appeared.
"The Board did not recommend any candidate for the post and observed the administrative Ministry/Department to obtain approval of the competent authority for constituting a Search-cum-Selection Committee (SCSC)," the PESB panel said in a notification.
Among the three candidates who appeared for the interview, two were from BEL only and one of them was an IRSEE officer.
The PESB had posted a vacancy for the post of CMD of BEL through the portal in March this year. The CMD post in the organisation fell vacant on July 1, after MV Gowtama's superannuation on June 30. However, BEL's Director (Marketing) Anandi Ramalingam is holding the additional charge of the CMD post.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) is a Navratna Defence PSU under the administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. The company was established in 1954 under the Ministry of Defence. It has nine units across India. BEL has core competencies in the Defence sector in areas of Radars & Weapon Systems, Sonars, Communication, EWS, Electro-Optics and Tank Electronics. In the non-defence sector, BEL's product range includes EVMs, Tablet PCs, ICs, Hybrid Microcircuits, Semiconductor devices, solar cells etc.