ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEW DELHI-Managing the Managers

NEW DELHI Managing the Managers B M THE bosses in the Energy Ministry had made up their mind several months ago against giving an extention to Lt- General K S Garewal as Chairman and Managing Director or Coal India. But the angry reaction of the General when he at last had to relinquish charge of his office on September 16 showed that he had entertained different ideas. This could be either because lines of communication between him and the Ministry had been down for long or because he was deliberately misled about the Ministry's intentions. Also, and probably for the same reasons, no advance action was taken to find a suitable replacement for this big public sector undertaking in a vital area of economic activity. This makes nonsense of the claims of Planning Commission Member Rajadhyaksha, who heads the Selection Board for top appointments to public sector undertakings, that he has streamlined the process of selection and appointment of heads of public enterprises and freed it of outside pressures, including those emanating from the executive ministries.

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