Five more in race for ONGC director finance

Vol 11, PW 10 (20 Sep 07) News in Brief

Another five candidates have applied for the post of director finance at ONGC, one of the most prestigious assignments in the Indian oil industry.

In our last issue, we reported that by September 5, some 25 candidates had applied. By September 17 the figure went up to 30 (see below).

“Five more candidates have sent in their CV’s,â€‌ says a source. “This is definitely the final list.

No more names will be added.â€‌ Interviews will be held at the Public Enterprises Selection Board office on September 27 and 28.

Fourteen candidates will appear on September 27 and 16 candidates will appear on September 28. JB Bansal, general manager at ONGC continues to be a favourite.

PESB advertised the post of ONGC’s director finance on July 9 following RS Sharma’s confirmation as chairman. On the selection panel will be PESB chairman NK Sinha; PESB secretary R Datta; oil secretary MS Srinivasan; and PESB permanent member and former oil secretary Naresh Narad.

Candidates appearing on September 27 Name and Company 1 Lalit Kumar Gupta, Director (Finance), MRPL 2 Kanchan Kumar, Group GM, ONGC 3 JB Bansal, GM, ONGC 4 S Dandapani, GM, ONGC 5 GA Ramalingeswara Rao, GM, ONGC 6 S Jayaseelan, GM, ONGC 7 Aloke Kumar Banerjee, GM, ONGC 8 DK Agarwal, GM, ONGC 9 AK Bhattacharjee, GM, ONGC 10 Vinod Kumar, GM, ONGC 11 DK Sarraf, Director (Finance), ONGC Videsh 12 NK Agarwal, GM, OIL India 13 Narendra Bhalla, Group GM, OIL India 14 RK Sharma, GM, GAIL Candidates appearing on September 28 15 Ved Prakash Sharma, Executive Director, IOCL 16 Praveen Kumar Goyal, Executive Director, IOCL 17 VK Sood, Executive Director, IOCL 18 Satish Chand Jain, Executive Director, IOCL 19 T Vasudevan, Executive Director, IOCL 20 VK Bansal, GM, IOCL 21 KV Rao, GM, HPCL 22 R Sudhakara Rao, GM HPCL 23 RAM Singh, GM, Oil Coordination Committee, BPCL 24 Amit Jain, IRS, Director of IT, CBDT (Finance) 25 DR Pawan Singh, Director Finance, Delhi Transco 26 P Mohanty, IRAS, Principal, FA & CAO, East Central Railway 27 JPS Chawala, ICAS, CA, M/O UD, New Delhi 28 Harish Chandra, Director (Finance), Rail Vikas Nigam 29 PK Tiwari, IAAS, Accountant General 30 AS Chauhan, ICAS, Chief Controller of Accounts