Srivastava leads OIL director race

Vol 12, PW 23 (23 Apr 09) News in Brief

SK Srivastava, deputy director general at the DGH, is favourite to become the new director operations at Oil India to fill the vacancy left open since former director operations NM Borah became chairman on December 1.

“Srivastava is the most senior of those who have applied,â€‌ says an industry source. “He has given more than 30 years of his life to Oil India and deserves the post.

â€‌ DGH boss VK Sibal is believed to have supported Srivastava’s candidature by sending a recommendation letter to the PESB. Eight candidates sent their CVs to the Public Enterprises Selection Board by the April 17 deadline, but only six made it onto the shortlist because of an administrative error later corrected.

Other than Srivastava, the following seven have applied: from ONGC, Bassein gasfield asset manager PK Borthakur and general manager Madhav Kant; from Oil India, general managers KK Nath and Anil Kumar Saikia; and from GAIL, general managers PN Prasad, AK Mittal and Narendra Kumar.