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Government appoints P. K. Purwar as CMD of MTNL

May 18, 2018

P. K. Purwar has been appointed as chairman and managing director (CMD) of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

MTNL has been without a full-time CMD since May 30, 2014 when A. K. Garg retired from office. Purwar, then director of finance at MTNL was given additional charge after Garg's retirement. Later, the charge was given to Narendra Kumar Yadav in June 2015. Purwar was again given additional charge of CMD; MTNL after Yadav stepped down from the post upon completion of his tenure in June 2016.

Interestingly, Purwar's name had been recommended for the top post of MTNL by Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) in November 2013, but the government did not go ahead with the recommendation.


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