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11th Apr, 2011

The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil felicitated heads of Maharatna PSUs today at the function organized by Department of Public Enterprises and SCOPE in New Delhi to celebrate Public Sector Day. In the picture Hon’ble President is felicitating Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD NTPC- A Maharatna PSU by presenting a shield and citation. Shri Praful Patel, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Shri A. Sai Prathap, Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Shri S.P.Singh Director (HR) NTPC were also present.

NTPC is the largest power utility of India fulfilling power needs of the country through its 15 coal-based, 7 gas-based and 6 joint venture power stations. The company has been conferred with coveted “Maharatna” status by the government for its outstanding achievements over the years. The company has a total installed capacity of 34194 MW. NTPC has achieved its highest ever new capacity addition of 2,490 MW in the year 2010 -11.


Shri Arup Roy Choudhury completes a glorious decade as head of PSEs

Shri Arup Roy Choudhury has completed an outstanding decade as the head of public sector enterprises, first NBCC and then NTPC, a Maharatna Company. Shri Roy Choudhury has the distinction of becoming the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) at the age of 44 years when he joined National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited on April 03, 2001 as CMD. Prior to that, he had worked in prominent public and private sector companies since 1979.

Becoming CMD of NTPC on September 01, 2010, Shri Roy Choudhury brought the dynamism of a leader with proven abilities to achieve transformational changes.

Shri Roy Choudhury was elected unanimously as Chairman of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) recently for a two year term commencing April 01, 2011. Thus he will be heading the apex PSEs’ organization for the second consecutive term. This is a befitting recognition of his proven abilities as a business leader and also demonstration of the high regard he commands among his peers.

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