Interviews for Oil India CMD postponed

Vol 9, PW 17 (01 Dec 05) News in Brief

Interviews for the post of chairman and managing director of Oil India will now take place at a later date.

Earlier the interviews were scheduled for 30th November. Public Enterprises Selection Board sent us a letter on Monday saying interviews will be delayed, reveals a source.

They have not sent us the new date. Five candidates are competing for the post: Oil India director finance MR Pasrija, Oil India director operations NM Borah, Hindustan Paper Corporation CMD Rajai Phillip, Indian Oil executive director BN Bankapur, and ONGC executive director Gautam Sen.

ONGC director onshore AK Hazarika's application has been rejected by the appointments committee of the cabinet due to non-compliance with the job hopping rule framed in 1991, which says that a minimum tenure in the last held job should be two years before being considered for any other PESB post. ONGC recruited AK Hazarika as director onshore on 18th October 2004.