Even though PESB has finalised to hold the selection interview for CMD, HPCL (on October 15, 2015) the dilemma continues whether PESB would be able to keep with its schedule. ‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Ministry may be given exemption from PESB route and be allowed to go for serach-cum-selection route. Reportedly, the final call has to be taken by the ACC in a day or two.
The search for suitable candidate as successor of Ms Nishi Vasudewa (CMD, HPCL) goes on but no conclusion has emerged as yet.
PESB held a selection interview (on August 06, 2015) wherein nine candidates had appeared (07 candidates from HPCL, 01 from GAIL & SECI each) before PESB but all it went in vain as PESB wanted to see more candidates.
The second round of effort by PESB is expected next week but ACC has to take call whether it would allow the Ministry (P&NG) to go for search-cum-selection route.