New Delhi: MECL's (Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Dr Ranjit Rath has assumed additional charge of Director General (DG) of Geological Survey of India (GSI), an organisation under the Ministry of Mines, on May 1. This information was shared by MECL Limited, a Nagpur based Miniratna PSU, also under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines, on Monday.
Dr Rath’s profile
A practitioner Geoscientist, Dr Rath is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and Utkal University. Prior to joining MECL, he was serving as General Manager at Engineers India Limited (EIL), New Delhi and was posted with Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (SPRL), New Delhi, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. He has a portfolio of multifarious roles spanning from strategy formulation, business development, upstream asset management and application of geosciences & exploration geology in several important projects including the creation of Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPRs) a first of its kind initiative in India entailing underground rock caverns for strategic storage of crude oil - an intervention towards energy security. He has more than 22 years of impeccable experience & expertise in the field of Geosciences as well as his corporate exposure.
Dr Rath is a recipient of the prestigious National Geosciences Award 2016 from the President. He has co-authored an important book on "Underground Storage Technologies" and has published several technical papers and participated in conferences in India and overseas.
Geological Survey of India (GSI)
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is a Ministry of Mines organisation, one of the oldest of such organisations in the world. It was founded in1851, and is the second oldest survey in India after Survey of India, for conducting geological surveys and studies of India. It is the prime provider of basic earth science information to government, industry and the general public, as well as the official participant in steel, coal, metals, cement, power industries and international geoscientific forums.