Shri B N Sarkar assumed charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director on the Board of CEL w.e.f. 08.07.2019. He holds a B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from NIT, Durgapur and Post Graduate in Computer Controlled Power System and Drives from Indian Institute of Science (IISc),Bangalore. Prior to joining the Government of India in Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology as Scientific Officer – II in 1990, he worked in M/s Uptron Powertronics Limited, Sahibabad for three years as a R&D Engineer. He is holding post of Scientist – 'G' in the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and is engaged in promotion of industrial research, technology development and transfer. During this period, he has been involved in formulation of schemes aimed at promoting industrial R&D expenditure, technology development and demonstration of innovative products and processes with a view to improve country's industrial competitiveness. He has been particularly engaged in promoting innovative technology and has been instrumental in sensitising Indian industries and R&D institutions towards increasing the technology content in the products and services offered by them and enhancing country's technology intensive exports.
In addition to that he is holding Administrative In-charge of two PSEs of this Department namely Central Electronics Limited (CEL), Sahibabad and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), New Delhi.
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.
Prof. Abhay Karandikar is currently Director at IIT, Kanpur and joined the board of CEL as independent director on 31.01.2017. Earlier, he served as Dean (Faculty Affairs) during 2017-18 at IIT, Mumbai. He was also the Head of the Department during 2012-15 and the first Professor-in-charge of IIT Bombay Research Park. He has been driving several large initiatives both at national and at institute level. At the national level, he was Chairman of India's first Telecom Standards Development Organization- TSDSI. TSDSI is now part of 3GPP and also a member of Global Standards Collaboration. TSDSI is expected to influence next general telecom (especially wireless) standards through Indian requirements.