New Delhi: Bimlendu Kumar has assumed charge as Director (Personnel) of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Coal, on Tuesday. Prior to assuming charge as Director (Personnel) of NCL, he was working as General Manager (Personnel) in Central Coalfields Limited (CCL).
Kumar was recommended for the post of Director (Personnel) of NCL by the PESB panel on October 1, 2019. He was selected from a list of nine candidates, who were interviewed by the panel. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved his appointment for the post on January 14. He has been appointed “with effect from February 25, till the date of his superannuation, ie July 31, 2021, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”
Education & background
Kumar completed his B Tech and M Tech from ISM Dhanbad. He also completed a postgraduate diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai. He has a diversified experience of more than 36 years. He started his career with Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a Coal India Limited subsidiary company, in 1984. Thereafter, he served Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDIL). In 2017, he joined CCL as General Manager (Administration and Welfare).
During his stint at CCL and CMPDIL, he had worked on many departmental policies and standard operating procedures for simple and transparent work culture. Known for his proficient managerial skills, Kumar was conferred with “Best Innovation Award” during his tenure at BCCL and “Best Head of Department” award during his tenure of CMPDIL.
Northern Coalfields Limited
Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL) is a subsidiary of the largest coal producer of the world, Coal India Limited (CIL). NCL produces 15 percent of the total coal produced in the country and contributes 10 percent in total electricity generation of the nation. The company, which is headquartered in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, operates through its 10 highly mechanised opencast mines spread across Singrauli and Sonebhadra districts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.