New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Ramesh Babu as Director (Operations) of NTPC Limited, a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Power. He is currently serving as Executive Director (Operations) in the same organisation. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Babu has been appointed as Director (Operations) of NTPC with effect from the date of assumption of the charge of the post on or after May 1, till the date of his superannuation, ie January 31, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Earlier, PSU Watch had reported that Babu was recommended for the post of Director (Operations) of NTPC Limited by a PESB panel on October 16, 2019. He was selected from a list of six candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel.
Education & background
Babu has a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (REC), Srinagar (Now known as the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar). He also holds an MTech degree in Thermal Engineering from IIT, Delhi which he obtained while serving in NTPC Limited. Babu started his career at Badarpur Thermal Power Station. He joined NTPC in 1987 as 12th Batch Executive Trainee. He has had a long career spanning over 32 years at NTPC. He has served NTPC in various capacities in the field of Operation, Mechanical Maintenance and Erection etc.