New Delhi: B Veera Reddy has taken over as Director (Technical) of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), a Miniratna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as General Manager (GM) of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), a government-owned coal mining company, since 1987.
The PSU Watch had reported that Reddy was recommended for the post of Director (Technical) of ECL, a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on August 28. He was selected from a list of 10 candidates.
Education & background
Reddy has done MTech in mining engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has more than 32 years of experience in coal mining, planning, procurement and operations.
Reddy has rich experience in planning of underground coal mines for mechanisation, planning of ventilation, underground water management, spare parts planning for large mechanized underground mines and management of large underground mines.
Eastern Coalfields Limited
Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a coal producer based in India. The company was founded in 1975 after the nationalisation of coal mines in India. It operates coal mines in Jharkhand and West Bengal. It inherited all the private sector coal mines of the Raniganj coalfield. It is one of the fully owned subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL). The company has its headquarters at Sanctoria, in West Bengal.