TAFE Chairman & MD – Mallika Srinivasan, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), Department of Personnel & Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Government of India.
PESB is responsible for appointment of top management posts in the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). The appointment of Mallika Srinivasan assumes paramount significance as this is the first time that a private sector specialist as well as a women leader has been appointed as the head of the PESB. She, in her capacity as the chief of PESB, will be equal to that of Secretary to the Government of India.
Mallika Srinivasan responded on the appointment saying, “It is an honour to be given this opportunity to serve in national interest. I thank the Honourable Prime Minister and his Government for the confidence reposed in me. The public sector plays a crucial role in every sphere of economic activity and in the strong economic growth of our nation. It is the largest employer in the country. I am privileged to be a part of the team working towards the fulfilment of our national vision of making India the most vibrant economy globally.”
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved her appointment as the Chairperson of PESB for a period of 3 years from the date of assumption of charge, or until the attainment of the age of 65 years.