On January 01, 2016 Atul Sobti took over as new CMD of BHEL, a Maharatna CPSE. He has also been given additional charges of Director (Power) and Director (Finance) as the directorial positions are lying vacant for two reasons.
First, the appointment of Chokalingam S (GM Finance in BHEL, Trichi) as Director (Finance) is yet to be cleared by PMO. The selection interview held on October 21, 2014 had recommended S K Sahni’s (GM, BHEL) name for the post along with one more name as an alternative. But reportedly, Chokalingam S’s name was finally considered for the post which has been lying vacant since May 31, 2015 vice P K Bajpai.
Secondly, the post of Director (Power) is expected to continue to be vacant (vice Atul Sobti) as the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is yet to be advertised. Reportedly, the PESB is said to have ignored two reminders from the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) to advertise and invite applications.