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Govt to appoint more directors on Satyam board soon

Govt to appoint more directors on Satyam board soon
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Jan 14 2009. 05 34 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jan 14 2009. 05 34 PM IST
New Delhi: The government is likely to appoint more directors on the board of the crisis-ridden Satyam Computer Services soon.
“More directors will be appointed within two days,” a senior official of the ministry of corporate affairs said on Wednesday.
The government earlier appointed a three-member board comprising HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh, Nasscom former president Kiran Karnik and past presiding officer of Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) C Achuthan to steer the beleaguered company out of the present crisis.
Among the probables, the government is considering to appoint noted industry expert and former chairman of the Hindustan Lever (presently Hindustan Unilever) Ashok S Ganguly to the Satyam board.
In view of the disclosure by Satyam’s founder-chairman B Ramalinga Raju that company was doctoring account books, the government disbanded the existing board of the IT major and appointed its own nominees.
As per the Company Law Board (CLB) decision on Satyam, the board of the IT major can have a maximum of 10 directors.
After the first meeting of the newly constituted three-member board on Monday, Parekh had said the board would elect a chairman after more members are appointed by the government to the Satyam board.
Corporate affairs minister Prem Chand Gupta, while announcing the three-member board had said, “further appointments to the board may be made subsequently as required”.
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First Published: Wed, Jan 14 2009. 05 34 PM IST