Ansuman Das becomes first PESB member from Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16:

Former chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Odisha based public sector aluminium major National Aluminium Company (Nalco) Ansuman Das has been appointed as the member of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).

Ansuman Das

Das is the first person from Odisha to be appointed member of PSEB, which will be headed by Union cabinet secretary Ajit Seth.

PESB is a high-powered body constituted by the Centre on March 3, 1987 with the objective of evolving a sound managerial policy for the Central Public Sector Enterprises and, in particular, to advise the government on appointments to top management posts.

The Board is responsible for the selection and placement of personnel in the posts of chairman, managing director or CMD (Level-I), and Functional Director (Level-II) in PSEs as well as in posts at any other level as may be specified by the government.

Its other functions are to advise the government on matters relating to appointments, confirmation or extension of tenure and termination of services of the personnel of the above mentioned levels; advise the government on desired structure at the Board level, and, for senior management personnel, for each PSE or group of PSEs, suitable performance appraisal system for both PSEs and the managerial personnel in such enterprises; build a data bank containing data relating to the performance of PSEs and its officers; formulation and enforcement of a code of conduct and ethics for managerial personnel in PSEs and evolving suitable training and development programs for management personnel in PSEs.

A mechanical engineering degree holder from Regional Engineering College (now the National Institute of Technology (NIT) , Rourkela (now National Institute of Technology or NIT), Das has done his MBA from University of Hull in United Kingdom with a British Council scholarship.

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