‘Indianmandarins’ has learnt that Praveer Sinha, MD & CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution, has emerged as the strongest contender for the post of NTPC CMD.
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.
While appointing Jha as caretaker CMD, the Govt also constituted a Search Committee in August headed by Power Secretary P K Pujari. Even as Pujari set out to do his job, the Cabinet Secretariat took over the matter in its own hands by requisitioning all files and applications regarding the selection.
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