SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) finance director Anil Kumar Choudhary has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the state-run Indian steel giant, some six months after his name was recommended for the job by the Public Enterprises Selection Board.
In June, the appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) had appointed Saraswati Prasad, special secretary in the ministry of steel, as chairman when the previous full-time CMD P.K. Singh retired.
The ACC also nominated P.K. Rath as the CMD of Rashtriya I spat Nigam Limited (RINL). It also appointed V.Gopi Suresh Kumar as director - projects in RITES Limited (earlier known as Rail India Technical and Economic Service).
However, in a change of stand, the committee yesterday picked Choudhary as the new boss of SAIL. Now Mr.Choudhary will be in charge till December 2020, when he retires. Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is the state owned largest producer of iron and steel in India.