VK Singh appointed as Director (Personnel) of POWERGRID

New Delhi: Vinod Kumar Singh has been appointed as Director (Personnel) of POWERGRID (Powergrid Corporation of India Limited), a Maharatna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment on Friday. Prior to this promotion, he was serving as Senior General Manager in the same organisation.

Singh was recommended for the post of Director (Personnel) of POWERGRID by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on September 25. He was selected from a list of six candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel. With his new charge, Singh will replace Ravi P Singh.

Education & background

Vinod has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service. Joined in October 1985 he has more than 28 years working experience with the POWERGRID. Prior to joining as Senior General Manager, he was serving as Additional General Manager in the company.

Powergrid Corporation of India Limited

POWERGRID is an Indian state-owned electric utility company headquartered in Gurugram. The company transmits about 50 percent of the total power generated in India on through transmission network. Its former subsidiary company, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) handles power management for National grid and all state transmission utilities. POWERGRID also operates a telecom business under the name POWERTEL. It was incorporated on October 23, 1989, under the Companies Act 1956 with an authorised share capital of Rs 5,000 crore and subsequently, it enhanced to Rs 10,000 crore in the financial year 2007-08, as a public limited company, wholly owned by the Government of India.