"Project "Parimal Basudha" a positive step towards Swachh Bharat"
AGCL is a Government Company under Section 2(45) of the Companies Act, 2013, wholly owned by the Government of Assam. In terms of the Articles of Association of the company, the number of Directors shall not be less than two and not more than fifteen.
As on 31st March, 2017, the Board of AGCL comprised of three Part time (Ex-Officio) Directors nominated by the Government of Assam represented by Industries and Commerce Department and Finance Department. Oil India Ltd. as the major supplier of gas is represented by a Nominee Director in the Board of the company. Managing Director is the only Whole Time Director on the Board of the Company. In addition there were three part time non-official Directors in the Board. The Government of Assam notifies all appointment of Directors of the Company.
The Power and Public Enterprises Department, Government of Assam each nominates one of its representatives as one of the Director on the Board of the Company.
Shri Bolin Chetia. Hon’ble MLA, (Cabinet rank) Sadiya Constituency Makum was appointed as Nominee Director as well as the Chairman of the Company under Section 161(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Article 94(a) of the Articles of Association of the Company and Government of Assam Notification No. MI.214/2002/Pt/90A and 90B dated 23rdOctober, 2018.
He is an elected representative of the Government of Assam who brings to the Board his wide experience in Public Administration.
Shri Indra Gogoi of Tengakhat was appointed as Nominee Director as well as the Vice Chairman of the Company under Section 161(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Article 94(a) of the Articles of Association of the Company and Government of Assam Notification No. MI.214/2002/Pt/90C and 90D dated 23rdOctober, 2018.
Dr. Lakshmanan S. is a senior IAS Officer of 2011 batch of Assam Meghalaya Cadre. Presently, he is Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Industries, Commerce and Public Enterprises Department. He is also a Medical Graduate.
In his tenure as Mission Director, NHM, he played a pivotal role in spearheading the COVID -19 management in the State of Assam. He was awarded ‘Assam Saurav’ in the year 2021 for his excellence in ‘Public Service’.
He was inducted as Director on the Board of AGCL w.e.f 30 th June, 2022 representing the Industries, Commerce & Public Enterprises Deptt, Govt. of Assam.
Shri Gokul Chandra Swargiyari was appointed as Nominee Director and Managing Director of the Company w.e.f. 2nd September, 2019 as per the provisions of Section 161(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 in pursuance of his appointment by Government of Assam Notification dated 22/08/2019.
Shri Gokul Chandra Swargiyari has done his graduation (BE Production) from Lukhdhirjee Engineering College, Morvi, Gujarat and Post Graduate diploma in Offshore Oil Business from Aberdeen Business School, Scotland, UK. He has 21 years of professional experiences in Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Reliance Industries Limited and Reliance Petro-Marketing Ltd. Prior to his appointment as MD, AGCL he was last serving in the Reliance Industries Ltd as Vice President and State Head (North East) and in Reliance Industries Limited and lead the Assam and North East Petroleum Business Team.
During this tenure in RIL; he had been instrumental in driving the petroleum RO Network Development, Operational &implementing strategies of Petroleum Retail Business, ATF business and Lubricants business across Assam & NE aligning to the environment of the region. This 21 years of bountiful exposure in petroleum business have enriched downstream business domain knowledge and experience while addressing the challenges &solutions to the critical issues pertaining to cross functional roles like Marketing, Sales & Business Development, Supply Chain & Logistics , Operations, Project Planning and Execution, Maintenance & Safety, Statutory Coordination, Employee and Union Relations, Channel Partner Management and challenging boundary management.
With his vast experience in different fields, Shri Swargiyari’s association with the Company will definitely yield rich benefits to the Organisation.
Shri Malay Kumar Das, a Chemical Engineer and a certified Petroleum Manager and he has wide experience in working in Hydrocarbon value chain. In his 3 decades of vast experience in various capacities in Oil India Limited, Shri MK Das has served in Compressor Operation, Compressor Maintenance, Gas Fields, Gas field Development & Compressor Project, Utilisation & Marketing of Natural Gas and SCADA. He executed & implemented many successful projects for development of NA Gas Surface Production facilities.
Presently, Shri Das is serving as Chief General Manager (HOD) of Gas Management Services & also CGM of LPG department in Oil India Limited and posted in Field Head Quarter Duliajan.
Smt. Mayuri Chetia was appointed as Nominee Director by the Government of Assam under Section161(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Article 93(a) of the Articles of Association of the Company and Government of Assam Notification No. MI.214/2002/Pt/80 dated 23rd May, 2017.
Smt. Mayuri Chetia, is an Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer of 1992 batch. Starting her career in a remote Circle under Dibrugarh district she gathered vast experience serving in different capacities in various districts of Assam as well as in the State Capital throughout her career spanning over more than twenty five years. She has had the experience of working in some very important Departments of the State Government such as Home, Political, and Revenue & Disaster Management. She is presently serving as Joint Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Finance Department.
Smt. Chetia is a senior bureaucrat of the Government of Assam whose wide experience in administration will benefit the Board.
Shri Tarun Ch. Saharia, Advisor (Production) and Director (I/C), Public Enterprises Department, Government of Assam was appointed we.f. 16th May,2018 as Nominee Director of the Government of Assam under Section 161(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Article 93(a &c) of the Articles of Association of the Company and Government of Assam Notification No. MI.214/2002/Pt/ 82-A dated 16th May, 2018.
Shri Saharia is a Chemical Engineer with Post Graduate Diploma in Instrumentation. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Corporate Sector. He has undergone trainings under 12 day programme at the Institute for Public private Partnership, Wahington D.C. U.S.A on Public Sector Management and Governance and also a 15 day training programme on Financial Investment Appraisal conducted by Dr. D. N. S. Dhakal, visiting professor, Duke University, USA.
He is presently representing Public Enterprises Department, Government of Assam on the Board of Assam Gas Company Ltd. Besides this, he is also appointed as Director on the Board of Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, Assam Livestock and Poultry Corporation Ltd., Assam Small Industries Development Corpn, Assam Hydro- Carbon and Energy Company Limited, Assam Seeds Corporation Ltd., Assam Plantation Crop Development Corporation Ltd and Assam Tea Corporation Ltd. Shri Saharia‘s wide experience in Public administration and Corporate sector will benefit the Board.
Former Chief General Manager (Projects) of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. (NRL) having about 30 years of experience in various Project jobs including implementation historic 3MMTPA capacity Assam Accord Refinery at Numaligarh. He joined NRL in April 1994 and superannuated in July, 2022 from that Company.
Shri Dhiren Handique graduated in Electrical Engineering from Jorhat Engineering College, Assam in the year 1987.
During his journey in NRL he acquired huge experience in various fields e.g. grass root refinery project construction (2x34MW Gas Turbine Generators, Power Distribution Network, Process Units), Diesel Quality Upgradation Project, Naphtha Splitter Unit Project, Siliguri Marketing Terminal Project, Construction & Maintenance of Retail Outlets, Administrative Functions, Land Matters, NGT/Environmental/Forest related matters, 1MWp Captive Solar Project inside Refinery, etc.) and recently, before his superannuation he was associated with NRL’s prestigious 6MMTPA Expansion Project with highest Project Cost in the North East India region.
He imparted various trainings sponsored by NRL inside and outside the country including training on Gas Turbines in Italy and training on Leadership in Malayasia/Singapore.
He has core competencies in project implementation which includes dealing with various project consultants, design & engineering of various project plants/units, preparation of tenders, construction planning/management activities, boundary management, land issues, administrative issues, forest materials issues, environment related issues, etc. He has also acquired good knowledge in various litigation matters and arbitration cases during handling the projects.
Shri Dhiren Handique was appointed by the Government of Assam as Non-Official Independent Director on the Board of the Company vide Notification No. MI.214/2002/Pt/306-A dtd. 1st November, 2022. Subsequently he was appointed by the Board of Directors as an Additional Director w.e.f. 11th November, 2022 until further orders, pursuant to the provisions of Section 149,150, 152, 161 and other applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rules framed thereunder as amended from time to time.
Being an Additional Director, he will hold office upto the date of the ensuing Annual General Meeting and being eligible his appointment shall be regularized in the 61st AGM in view of the Government Notification No. MI.214/2002/Pt/306-A dtd. 1st November, 2022.
With his vast experience in different fields, Shri Handique’s association with the Company will definitely yield rich benefits to the Organisation.