Govt invites applications for the post of MD of Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

Starting with one factory at Maniktala, Kolkata in 1905, three more factories were established in 1920, 1938 and 1949 respectively.

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Last Updated on August 29, 2021 by The Health Master

The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has invited applications from eligible candidates to fill up the post of managing director of Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BPCL) on deputation basis through search-cum-selection committee (SCSC).

At present the managing director of the Public Sector Undertaking is Nirja Saraf, who has joined the post recently, according to sources from the organisation.

The applications are invited from candidates employed in a regular capacity, not in a contractual / ad-hoc capacity, from a Central Public Sector Enterprise, Central government employees including the armed forces and All India Services, State Public Sector Enterprise where the annual turnover is Rs 500 crore or more, private sector in company where the annual turnover is Rs. 500 crore or more.

The applicant should be a graduate with a good academic record from a recognised university or institution, and applicants holding Technical / MBA / PGDCl qualification will have an added advantage. The pay scale of the post is Rs. 65,000-75,000.

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Age should be minimum 40 years, on the date of occurrence of vacancy. The appointment shall be for a period of five years from the date of joining or up to the date of superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

The Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Works Ltd was established on April 12, 1901, with an objective of making available quality medicines at affordable prices, by eminent scientists and entrepreneur Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray which is the first Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Company in the country.

Starting with one factory at Maniktala, Kolkata in 1905, three more factories were established in 1920, 1938 and 1949 respectively.

The company was taken over by the Government of India in 1977 and incorporated on March 27, 1981 by the name Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, as a Union Government Company.

It is a Schedule ‘C’ CPSE with the administrative jurisdiction of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers with 100 per cent shareholding by the Government of India.

The company is engaged in production of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and home products. The company employed 136 regular employees, including 48 executives and 88 non executives, as on August 12, 2021.

The authorised share capital of the company is Rs 80 crore and paid-up capital is Rs. 76.96 crore.

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