Shri Chetan Prakash Jain has assumed the charge of the post of CMD, Central Electronics Limited (CEL) on 07.04.2021. He is an officer of Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) of 1994 UPSC Civil Services Examination batch.
He did his graduation and post-graduation in Botany from Hansraj College, Delhi University (DU), Delhi, securing first position, and completed his M.Phil from DU before joining the Service. He went on to complete his LLB from K C Law College, Mumbai, winning the Gold Medal for highest marks in the first year of LLB. He has also done MBA from FMS, New Delhi, with distinction.
He has undergone various prestigious training programmes such as:
· ‘Human Resources Management and Development’ (at Institute of Public Administration, Victoria, Canada);
· ‘Tax Administration & Revenue Forecasting’ (at Duke University, USA);
· ‘Strategic Human Resource Management’ (at IIM, Ahmedabad, India);
· ‘Strategic Management Programme’ (at ISB, Mohali, India).
He has vast experience in HR, Administrative and Financial matters and has held important positions at Divisional and HQ level in Railways followed by a stint as Executive Director in Railway Board, and later as General Manager HR in RVNL (a Schedule ‘A’ PSU of Ministry of Railways).
He has also served as Director (Appointments Committee of Cabinet) in DoPT and then as Member, Staff Selection Commission. Based on his varied experience in the field, he has also been appointed to serve as Member, Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board.
Since 19th October, 2020, he is serving as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in Department of Scientific & Industrial Research and CSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
Ms. Jillelamudi Manjula is on board of CEL as Part time official Director w.e.f. 21.12.2016. She is a post graduate in Electronics and communication engineering with subject specialization in Digital Systems. She initially served at Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad for a brief period where she was a member of a team carrying out production engineering of HF Transceiver units designed at UK, extensively employed by para military forces, disaster management units, state police etc. She joined Defence R&D organization in 1987, at Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, Hyderabad and served there for 26 years in various Electronic Warfare Projects of different magnitudes and in various capacities. She is a recipient of DRDO Performance Excellence award in 2006, Scientist of the year award in 2011, India Today's Woman in Science award in 2014, AoC's Best Contributor in EW award in 2015, and Marie Curie Mahila Vijnana Puraskara in 2015 from Swadeshi Vijnana Andolana - Karnataka. She has many patent applications to the credit of her team.
He belongs to Central Secretariat Services (CIVIL SERVICES EXAM-1991). He initially joined in Department of Post, M/o Communication as a Desk Officer (Finance-1) from Dec-1994 to Mar-1995 and dealt with financial viabilities of different policies and projects of the department. He served in department of Telecommunication from March-1995 to September-2000 and dealt with matter related to establishment and administration. He served as Under Secretary (Security) in Ministry of Home affairs from September-2002 to june-2007.During this stint he dealt with various sensitive security matters including VIP Security. From June-2007 to 2017 he was on deputation to State Government of Punjab where he worked in the office of Chief Minister/Deputy CM Punjab, as OSD and Special Secretary. After State deputation he joined as Director in Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance in March-2017 where he got promoted to the post of Joint Secretary. During his posting in Ministry of Finance he dealt with matters related to Gold Policy, Gold Monetization Scheme, Foreign Trade related issues, Financial Services and Investment related issues of Foreign Trade Agreements among others. Now he is working as Joint Secretary in Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology since March-2021 and handling various matters including Parliament related work, Cabinet Notes, APCTT matters, Public Grievances, Monitoring and Evaluation of DSIR Schemes etc.