Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) formulates policy guidelines on the Board structure of CPSEs. In pursuance of the public sector policy being followed since 1991 several measures have been taken by the Department of Public Enterprises to professionalize the Boards of public enterprises. The extant guidelines provide that outside professionals should be inducted on the Boards of CPSEs in the form of part-time non-official Directors and that the number of such Directors should be at least 1/3rd of the actual strength of the Board. In the case of listed CPSEs headed by executive Chairman, the number of non-official Directors (Independent Directors) should be at least half the strength of the Board. <<more..>>

1. Persons have been included in the databank on the basis of the declarations made by them in their respective bio-data.
2. The proposals for appointment of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs are initiated by the concerned administrative Ministries which can propose the names of eligible persons from their own sources and DPE databank is intended to help administrative Ministries in short-listing suitable names, in case the concerned Ministries so desire. Therefore, inclusion of name(s) in DPE databank does not imply that name(s) from the DPE databank would necessarily be considered for appointment as non-official Director on the Boards of CPSEs.

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