New Delhi: Manoj Kumar is set to be the next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd (CMPDIL), a Coal India subsidiary company under the Ministry of Coal. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel, a Public Sector head hunter body, on Tuesday. He is currently serving as General Manager in the same organisation.
Kumar has been recommended for the post of CMD of CMPDIL from a list of nine candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. Out of nine, three candidates including Kumar, were from CMPDIL and each one from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), Coal India Limited (CIL), Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), Fertilizers & Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT) and one IRSME service officer from IRIDM, Bangalore.
As CMD of CMPDIL, Kumar will be the Chief Executive of the Corporation and will be accountable to its Board of Directors and the government. He also will be responsible for the efficient functioning of the corporation for achieving its corporate objectives and performance parameters.
The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) is a fully owned subsidiary of Coal India Limited, engaged in the field of environmental engineering and provides consultancy and engineering services across the globe. The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited was established in 1974, under Coal Mines Authority Limited (CMAL) (former name of Coal India Limited), out of the planning division of now-defunct National Coal Development Corporation (NCDC) as a single-window set up to consolidate all aspects of Indian mining industry under one roof. Subsequent to the nationalisation of coal mining in India, CMPDI was reconstituted as a public sector undertaking in 1975.