Jan 13, 2009

India - Kalam resigns from governing board of Satyam's non-profit body

Hyderabad, Jan 12 (PTI) Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has resigned from the governing board of Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI), a non-profit organisation floated by tainted Satyam Computers. Along with Kalam, several high-profile members of the governing board too resigned following the recent developments in Satyam, the EMRI said in a statement today.

The other members who have resigned include K V Kamath, former CEO of ICICI Bank, Tarun Das chief mentor of CII, Krishna Palepu of Harvard Business School, B Ramaraju former MD and CEO of Satyam and Kiran Karnik former President Nasscom, the statement said. The resignations of these persons will be submitted for acceptance at the next meeting of governing board which will be held in the next 10 days, it said.

Former Satyam Chairman B Ramalinga Raju, who was the Chairman and member of the governing board of the EMRI, too quit the post, the statement said. EMRI was formed in 2005 as a non-profit organisation to provide free emergency response services in PPP (public-private partnership) framework.

EMRI is currently operational in eight states including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttrakhand, Goa. PTI.

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