Govt denies extension, Anoop Mittal demits office

Chennai: The government has denied NBCC Chairman Anoop Kumar Mittal service extension till his date of superannuation, resulting in his demitting office a good 10 months before he would have retired.

The PTI reported that Mittal’s term came to an end on 31 March and he was entitled for extension till he attained superannuation age of 60 years in January 2020 but the government refused to extend his services. Mittal has since relinquished his office. His charge has been temporarily given to a bureaucrat in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, they said.

Mittal, a career engineer, was appointed as head of the State-owned construction firm in 2013 for a five year period. Last year, he was given a one-year extension till 31 March.

The NBCC’s parent Ministry had recommended extension of his service till 31 January, 2020 but the approval of the competent authority did not come.