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Defence NewsBrajesh Kumar Upadhyay appointed as Director (Operations) of GSL

Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay appointed as Director (Operations) of GSL

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New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay as Director (Operations) of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Upadhyay has been appointed on the post for a period of five years with effect from the date of his assumption of the charge of the post, or till the date of his superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He is currently serving as General Manager (FPG&GES) in the same organisation. With his new appointment, Upadhyay will replace Shrikrishna Kamat.

Earlier, PSU Watch had reported that Upadhyay was recommended for the post of Director (Operations) of GSL on February 26, 2020. He was selected for the post from the list of five candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel.

New role & responsibility 

As Director (Operations) of GSL, Upadhyay will be a member of GSL's board of directors and will report the Chairman & Managing Director (CMD). He will be responsible for all operations of the company related to shipbuilding, achieving the objective of shipyard modernization and export-related issues. He also will be responsible for industrial relations interactions and negotiations with unions.

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL)

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) is an Indian government-owned shipbuilding company located on the West Coast of India at Vasco da Gama, Goa. It was established in 1957, originally by the colonial government of the Portuguese in India as the “Estaleiros Navais de Goa,” to build barges to be used in Goa’s growing mining industry, which took off after the establishment of India’s blockade of Goa in 1955. In the wake of Portugal’s defeat and unconditional surrender to India following the 1961 Indian annexation of Goa, it was requisitioned to manufacture warships for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.

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