Indianmandarins has learnt that three names seem to have found their way to the panel for NTPC CMD post. They are Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:HP), Gurdeep Singh (MD, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd), and Saptarshi Roy (ED, NTPC). These three names are said to have been picked up through a rigorous procedure.
Earlier, nine candidates were short-listed for interview which held on December 21.
The Search-cum-selection Committee, tasked with recommending suitable candidates for NTPC CMD, set out on November 23 to screen applications. As many as nine candidates were short-listed for the final interview which took place on December 21.
Nine short-listed candidates included Rajiv Sharma (CMD, REC), Praveer Sinha (MD & CEO of Tata Power), Alok Tandon (IAS:1986:UP, JS Banking), Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:UP, JS New & Renewable Energy), Aman Singh (PS to Chhattisgarh CM) Gurdeep Singh (MD, GSECL). It also included three internal candidates Kulamani Biswal (Director- Tech, NTPC), Saptarshi Roy (ED, NTPC) and A K Gupta (ED, NTPC).
Following the retirement of previous CMD, Dr Arup Roy Choudhary, who functioned for five years from September 01, 2010 till August 31, 2015, A K Jha (Director- Tech) was appointed as interim CMD on August 3. Jha is still officiating as CMD.