Veeraraghavan’s appointment order is expected to be issued by the Department of Heavy Industries in a couple of days. But an interim order has been issued yesterday enablim him to take charge as OSD till the formal appointment order would be issue. He will function as ED (Engg & R&D) in the capacity of OSD until the formal order is issued. Presently he is ED (Boiler Auxiliaries Plant) BHEL, Ranipet.
Interestingly, the ministry had recommended the ACC to scrap the panel for the post after A V Krishnan (the first name on the panel) was denied CVC clearance in the month of October 2014. But, reportedly, PMO had declined to scrap the panel clearing the deck for Veeraraghavan to be appointed as Director (Engg & R&D), BHEL.