New heads at MTNL and BSNL by March-end
The posts have a term of three years and are on a contract basis. The period may be increased based on the performance evaluation of the appointed CMDs by a group of external experts.
The Department of Telecom set up a new search-cum selection panel for the selection of CMDs after the list of successful candidates picked by the old selection panel was scrapped. The new panel includes UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister T K A Nair, Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrashekhar and is headed by Sam Pitroda.