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Mumbai, April 28 The race for the post of Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, has begun.

The short-listed candidates include two members from IRDA itself: Mr C.R. Muralidharan, Member (Finance) and Mr G. Prabhakara, Member (Life).

The other candidates are Mr Jandhyala Harinarayan, recently retired Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, and Ms Gayatri Ramachandran, Director-General, Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI).

The candidates will be interviewed for the post on May 1 by a Government-appointed committee.

This is the first time that applications have been sought and the interview process used to select the IRDA chief, similar to the procedure used in the recent selection of the SEBI Chairman.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 29, 2008)
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