Satyam board: Tech Mahindra gets more freedom
FOUR OF THE six government nominated directors will be withdrawn from the board of Indian outsourcer Mahindra Satyam Ltd, the chairman of India's Company Law Board (CLB) said on Friday (July 3).
The CLB will pass an order next week asking two government-appointed directors to remain on the board of Mahindra Satyam, S. Balasubramanian told reporters.
The board of the company, formerly known as Satyam Computer Services, was dissolved by the government in January after its then chairman and founder Ramalinga Raju revealed India's biggest corporate accounting fraud.
The government then set up a new six-member board to stabilise the struggling software firm, which was later put up for sale.
Tech Mahindra, majority owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, won an auction in April for a controlling stake in Mahindra Satyam. The new parent last month revamped the top management of Mahindra Satyam.
"The government has asked us they need not have six directors on Satyam board since the other person has taken control. Only two directors will stay," Balasubramanian said, adding a decision on directors to be retained would be decided by the board itself.
He said CLB would release the order regarding this on Monday (July 6).
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