Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is all set to get an Independent Director on its Board. Sources said the ACC has cleared Ms. Padhi’s name for the coveted position and a formal announcement would be made shortly. Born in December 1960 in Odisha and an advocate by profession, Mrs. Surama Padhi held the position of chief of the BJP’s women’s wing in Odisha. She is an MA in Home Science has a special interest in reading Atal Behari Vajpayee’s poems. Once BJP had decided to give her Rajya Sabha seat but somehow it could not happen.
According to regulations, half of a company’s board must comprise of Independent Directors. Accordingly, out of 13 Directors, there are five posts of Independent Directors in BHEL.