Search-cum-Selection Panel under Shaktikanta Das to select CEO for Investment Management Company

Shaktikanta Das
Shaktikanta Das

A Search-cum- Selection Committee (SC) has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, for selecting a CEO for the Investment Management Company, under the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

Other Members of the Search cum Selection Committee are:

( i)  Ms Anjuly Chib Duggal,Secretary, DFS  —         Member

( ii) Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya                      _          Member

( iii) Dr Rathin Roy                                             _          Member

( iv)  Dr Rajiv Kumar                                          _          Member

The Investment Management Company would actually be responsible for taking investment decision of NIIF corpus.  The Government’s share in the corpus shall not exceed 49%. The shareholding of the company would reflect the shares of the different investors in the corpus.  The salaries of the Investment Team would be market linked.  The salary of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company would be market linked and he would be expected to achieve ambitious performance goals with rigorous management output.

Earlier with a view to maximizing economic impact mainly through infrastructure development in commercially viable projects, both greenfield and brownfield, including stalled projects, the Government has approved the creation of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) which aims to attract investment from both domestic and international sources.

The NIIF will be established as a Trust/other legal entity from the point of view of taxation and flexibility. There will be a Governing Council of the NIIF which will have Government representatives and experts in international finance, eminent economists and infrastructure professionals. It could include representatives from other non-Government shareholders. The terms and period of appointment of the Governing Council of the NIIF will be as decided by the Government.  The Governing Council will oversee the activities of the Trust and will be constituted as a separate legal entity, if necessary