Special Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: The Board of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has been further strengthened with the induction of five Independent Directors for a period of three years.

The new Independent Directors of the company are S.B. Mishra, the former Chief Secretary of Orissa, N.R. Mohanty, the former Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Jyoti Mukhopadhyay, the Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre (JNARDDC), R.K. Sharma, the Secretary General of Federation of Indian Mineral Industries, and Major General Samay Ram (Retired).

Navaratna status

With the induction of these five independent directors, the requirement of listing agreement with stock exchange to have eight Independent Directors in the Board had been complied with in full and the development was expected to pave the way for formally conferring Navratna status on NALCO, according to the company.