"On his appointment as Chairman & Managing Director of Bhel, Atul Sobti, 56, has assumed charge as CMD of India’s largest Maharatna Public Sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise, here today," said a Bhel release.

In September last year, the government had approved the appointment of Sobti as CMD, Bhel for a period of 5 years. Prior to this, Sobti was Director on the Board of Bhel, heading two crucial portfolios of Power and Finance.

Earlier, he also held additional charge of the post of Director (Engineering, R&D). Bhel’s power business has achieved major milestones including the highest ever capacity addition/synchronization of 13,452 MW and 11,941 MW in financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively, the release said.

In 2014-15, Bhel exceeded Ministry of Power’s capacity addition target by 19 percent, it said, adding that under his leadership, the trend has continued in the current fiscal (2015-16) and Bhel has already commissioned/synchronised projects of around 8,000 MW, the highest ever in the first 9 months of a financial year.

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