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Government recasts IA board

Our Corporate Bureau  |  New Delhi 

In a move aimed at providing to Indian Airlines, the government today restructured the state-run carrier's board.
The government today appointed Anup K Srivastava, director (personnel)Indian Airlines, Anil Goel, managing director, Alliance Air and MS Balakrishna, director (finance) on its board.
This also forms a part of the government's move to give the management of the carrier more representation on the board. Till now, the only professionals from on its board was its chairman and managing director.
There has been a demand for a long time from various quarters, including Indian Airlines' top management to have functional heads representation onits board.
Government sources also said that a similar exercise is also expected in the case of Air India also with various functional heads of the carrier also inducted on to its board.
The other members on Indian Airline's board are V Thulasidas, chairman and managing director, Air India, PK Mishra, additional secretary & financial advisor, ministry of civil aviation, K Ramalingam, chairman, Airports
Authority of India and Sanjay Narayan, joint secretary, ministry of civil aviation.
This move also assumes importance as is in the process of tapping the capital market.

First Published: Sat, October 08 2005. 00:00 IST