New Delhi: Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya is set to be Director (Projects) of NTPC Limited, a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Power. Bhattacharya's name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Monday. Currently, he is working as Executive Director in the same organisation. The post of Director (Projects) in NTPC is vacant since December 1, 2019. As Director (Projects) of NTPC, Bhattacharya will be responsible for achieving excellence in Techno-economical aspects of Power Plant Engineering and execution.
Bhattacharya has been recommended for the post of Director (Projects) of NTPC Limited out of the list of 11 candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. A total of four candidates including Bhattacharya were from NTPC Limited while others were from BIFPCL, NTPC GE Power Services Private Limited, THDC India Limited, NHPC Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Indian Railways Service of Engineers and BRIDCUL.
Education & Background
Bhattacharya is an engineering graduate (Electrical Engineering) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He also did an MBA from the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. Prior to joining NTPC Limited, he was heading BIFPCL (Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited) as Managing Director.
NTPC Limited, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, is an Indian public sector undertaking engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. NTPC Limited is India’s largest energy conglomerate with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. It is a company incorporated under the companies act 1956 and is promoted by the government of India.