Canth is new IOC dir. mktg

Vol 18, PW 22 (02 Jul 15) News in Brief

Balwinder Singh Canth has walked away with the post of IndianOil director marketing as expected after interviews on June 24, even as IOC sources continue to mourn the PMO's mysterious decision to reject UV Mannur.

"We all knew Canth would make it this time," says an IOC source. "He's a good choice but what happened with Mannur was unfair." Mannur was selected on May 26, 2014 but was inexplicably rejected by the PMO and the post was re-advertised on April 23, 2015.

"A Right to Information request was filed to understand Mannur's rejection," says a company source. "But the PMO refused to disclose the appointments committee proceedings." Canth, 57, is executive director consumer sales in Mumbai.

He is likely to receive his appointment letter in the next three months. Other IOC candidates  interviewed were Rajiv Khanna, Mannur, BS Giridhar, TS Khwaja, YK Gupta, Gurmeet Singh, PK Das, and GK Satish.

GAIL ED AK Singh and COO JS Saini were also interviewed.