New Delhi: Anurag Bajpai (IFS) has been appointed as Government Nominee Director of Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI), a Miniratna Defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence. He is currently working as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence. Bajpai has been appointed to the post with effect from November 24 in place of Sanjay Jaju (IAS) Additional Secretary (Defence Production). This information has been shared by the Defence PSU during a regulatory filing to the stock exchange on Wednesday.
Bajpai is a 1994-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre. Currently, he is posted as Joint Secretary (P&C) in the Department of Defence Production under the Ministry of Defence. He has served various important positions in the state government. Prior to joining the Department of Defence production, he has served in the Ministry of Tribal Affair and Ministry of Minority Affairs in the Central Government. He has also served as Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & CEO of Mission for Economic Empowerment of Traditional Artisans & Craftsmen (MEETAC). Bajpai is a Govt. Nominee Director on the Board of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) as well.
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) is specialized metals and metal alloys manufacturing facility in India, located in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. MIDHANI is the only producer of Titanium in India. MIDHANI specializes in manufacturing a wide range of superalloys, titanium, special purpose steels and other special metals and alloys meeting stringent international standards for application in aerospace, defence, atomic energy, power generation, chemical and various other high technology industries.
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