The Centre on Friday appointed Anil Kumar Chaudhary as the new chairman of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL), official said.
The order issued by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) said Chaudhary will be in the post till his superannuation in December, 2020.
Chaudhary, at present, has been serving as the Director (Finance) in the country’s largest steel maker SAIL company since September 2011. Prior to that, he was Executive Director (Finance & Accounts) at SAIL ’s Bokaro Steel Plant, said sources.
Chaudhary joined SAIL in 1984 as junior manager (F&A), it said.
According to reports, the top post of SAIL was lying vacant after the retirement of P K Singh on June 30 this year.
Meanwhile, the top appointments-making panel also deputed P K Rath as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL).
Rath has been serving as the Director (operations) in the same company, the second largest steel-making firm in the public sector enterprises since June 1.
The ACC also appointed V Gopi Suresh Kumar as Director (Projects) in RITES Limited, a railway consultancy firm.
Currently, Kumar is serving as the executive director in the EPIL.
(With inputs from agencies)