Nuclear Power Corporation of India appoints new permanent CEO
Today, Nuclear scientist and technocrat Kailash Chandra Purohit took over as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) today. The 58-year-old succeeds acting NPCIL CMD S. A. Bharadwaj following the retirement of Dr. S.K. Jain as the CMD last month. An electrical engineer from my home town, Kanpur, Purohit graduated from the 1973 batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Center. He started his career at the nuclear plants in Rawatbhata in his native state Rajasthan.
According to his official biography, Purohit was assigned responsibilities related to Heavy Water Management in 1990. He was entrusted the responsibility of Outage Management & Planning in 1995 and was responsible for planning the activities related to En-mass Coolant Channel Replacement and Upgrade Works” for RAPS-2. In 2005, he became Station Director and Project Director at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.
Prior to his elevation as CEO this week, Purohit was Director (Projects) and his responsibilities related to implementation of activities for setting up of Nuclear Power Plants being taken up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited with foreign collaborations such as French Technologies, Russian Technologies and US Technologies.