ACC clears appointment of Jai Prakash Dwivedi for WCL's CMD post
ACC clears appointment of Jai Prakash Dwivedi for WCL's CMD postFile Photo

ACC clears appointment of Jai Prakash Dwivedi for WCL's CMD post

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Jai Prakash Dwivedi as CMD of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Jai Prakash Dwivedi for Western Coalfields Limited’s (WCL) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) post on Tuesday.

According to an order issued from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) issued on January 30, Dwivedi has been appointed as CMD of WCL for a period with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post, on or after February 1, 2024, till the date of his superannuation, i.e. January 31, 2026, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Presently, he is serving as Director (Technical) in the same organisation.

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Dwivedi was recommended for the post of CMD of WCL by the PESB panel in its selection meeting held on October 3, 2023. He was selected for the post from a list of nine candidates, who were interviewed for the post.

Dwivedi has over 37 years of experience in opencast and underground coal mining. After completing his graduation in mining engineering from IIT-BHU Varanasi, Dwivedi started his career in Coal India Limited (CIL) as a mining engineer in year 1986. During his tenure in CIL, he has served SECL, ECL and NCL before joining WCL.

Dwivedi is known for the successful work done for labour-force management in the coal mining sector. Before taking charge as Director (Technical), Dwivedi was General Manager (Coordination) at the WCL Headquarters.

He has undergone several training programmes in India and abroad. He was conferred with the 'Best Engineer Award' by the Institution of Engineers for his outstanding work in the field of mining.

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