New Delhi: Dr Dr SC Suman has assumed charge as Director (Mines) of NLC India Limited, a Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Coal, with effect from May 11, 2022. Prior to this, he was serving as Executive Director (Mines) in the same organisation. He was recommended for the post of Director (Mines) of NLC India by the PESB panel on January 17.
Dr Suman is an Engineering Graduate (Mining and Mineral Engineering) from Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT) Sindri. He holds a Doctorate in Coal Mining Safety from IIM (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad. He also holds a First Class Mine Manager Competency Certificate (Coal) from the Directorate General of Mines Safety and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from IGNOU. Previously, he has worked with Coal India Limited (CIL) for more than 25 years starting from March 1991 to June 2016. He joined NCL India Limited in June 2016 as General Manager and was promoted to Executive Director Post in January 2021.
He has handled many challenging jobs successfully. As General Manager (Mine Planning) he was instrumental in successfully awarding the work order for Talabira II & III OCP in Sambalpur & Jharsuguda District, Odisha under MDO mode and finalizing the MDO Tender for the greenfield project-Pachwara South Coal Block in Jharkhand state. As Head of Talabira II & III OCP, he independently handled many challenges in land acquisition, and rehabilitation and was instrumental in obtaining environmental clearances in record time to commence coal production ahead of time.
Dr Suman introduced state-of-art technology in reclamation for High tech Farming and hydroponic farming over 250 acres of mined out land. During his tenure as ED (Mines), two Neyveli mines received a 5-star rating from the Ministry of Coal. Also, he was instrumental in Mine-I bagging the prestigious safety award — "National safety award" for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, for the "lowest injury frequency rate" and Mine-II bagging the National Safety Award for the year 2020 under "longest accident-free period."
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