Former Cabinet secretary Ajit Kumar Seth was on 14 August 2015 appointed as the Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). He was appointed for a period of three years or till he attains 65 years of age.
Seth succeeded Atul Chaturvedi, who has completed his tenure. Prior to this appointment, Seth completed his extended tenure of four years at the Cabinet secretariat in June 2015.
Seth is a 1974-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
Moreover, two IAS officers Gauri Kumar and Anshuman Das were appointed as members in PESB for a period of three years or till they attain 65 years of age.
Gauri Kumar, a 1979-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, succeeded KM Acharya, who has completed his tenure. While Das, former CMD of National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO), succeeded Ashwani Kumar Datt.
About Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)
• The Public Enterprises Selection Board is a high powered body constituted by Union Government's Resolution dated 3.3.1987.
• It was constituted with the objective of evolving a sound managerial policy for the Central Public Sector Enterprises and to advise Government on appointments to their top management posts.
• PESB is entrusted with selection and placement of the posts of chairman, managing director or chairman-cum-managing director and functional director in central public sector enterprises, among others.
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Who: Ajit Kumar Seth
When: 14 August 2015