Published On: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

A K Jha gets additional charge as interim CMD of NTPC

New Delhi: NTPC’s Director (Technical) A K Jha today took additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director of the company as an interim measure.

A K Jha got additional charge of CMD of NTPC for three months from September 1 as an interim arrangement.

A K Jha got additional charge of CMD of NTPC for three months from September 1 as an interim arrangement.

“Director (Technical), NTPC, A K Jha has taken the additional charge of the post of the Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC, from September 1, 2015,” NTPC said in a statement.

After refusing extension to Arup Roy Choudhury as CMD of NTPC, the government has decided to give the additional charge to Jha for three months from September 1 as an interim arrangement.

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A search committee headed by Power Secretary P K Pujari is currently looking for a full-time CMD for NTPC.

The committee will send the list of short-listed candidates to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for a final call.

Jha, 58, is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri, Ranchi University, and holds LLB from the Delhi University.

He joined NTPC in 1977 as an Executive Trainee and was directly associated with its flagship project — Singrauli (5×200 MW).

Jha brings with him a rich and varied experience of 38 years in areas spanning across power projects such as design and engineering, project planning and monitoring and construction and management.

He joined the NTPC board as Director (Technical) in July 2012.

PTI

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