PK Sharma wins CVC clearance

Vol 18, PW 10 (15 Jan 15) News in Brief

Pramod Kumar Sharma, 54, group general manager business development at Oil India, is inching closer to becoming the company’s next director operations.

PETROWATCH learns Sharma successfully secured mandatory anti-corruption clearance from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) this week. His file is in the oil ministry waiting for Dharmendra Pradhan’s signature before heading to the cabinet appointments committee, presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Sharma should receive his appointment letter in the next month,” confirms an oil ministry source. “But he’ll take over only on June 1 after Satchidananda Rath retires.

” Sharma was selected on October 20 beating five general manager rank colleagues and four outsiders for the job. Sharma, a geophysicist with a master’s degree in petroleum exploration, joined Oil India as a graduate trainee in 1982.

Born on June 1, 1960, he retires on May 31, 2020.