Indianmandarins has learnt that Praveer Sinha has emerged as the Government’s final choice for the post of NTPC CMD, subject to requisite clearances. This is in line with this website’s forecast of November 30 (weblink attached below) that put Praveer Sinha at the top of the list of contenders for the post.
As reported first by us, the short-listed candidates were interviewed on December 21 and a panel of three names was finally prepared and handed over to the PMO for its decision.
Of the three semi-finalists, Aman Kumar Singh (Principal Secretary to Chhattisgarh CM) is said to have been ahead in the race on several counts. Insiders say this would give Dr Raman Singh a big solace as otherwise, he would have lost a highly competent and reliable confidante who handles the Chhattisgarh affairs with flair.
Gurdeep Singh (MD, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd) was also a serious contender being firmly footed in Gujarat as GSEL MD.
Yet, all said and done, one still has to wait for an official announcement.
Weblink: (November 30)