ECL’s Nilendu Kumar Singh set to be next CMD of CCL
New Delhi: Nilendu Kumar Singh is set to be next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a PSU under the Ministry of Coal. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Monday. Presently, he is serving as Director (Technical) of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL).
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Singh has been recommended for the post of CMD of CCL from a list of 10 candidates, who were interviewed by the PESB panel in its selection meeting held on February 12. Out of 10 candidates, three candidates were from ECL and three were from CMPDIL, two were from CCL and one each from NCL and MCL.
Singh has been serving as Director (Technical) ECL since December 9, 2022. He Graduated in Mining Engineering (B. Tech) from IIT-ISM, Dhanbad in the year 1989 and obtained 1st Class Mine Manager Certification in the year 1994.
He joined Coal India Limited in 1989 at Central Coalfields Limited and rendered his services in CCL till 2011 in various capacity viz. mines manager at Piparwar, Ashoka, Urimari and Kalyani projects. Thereafter, he was transferred to SECL in January, 2012. There he rendered his services in various capacity viz. Mines Manager at Gevra from 2012 to 2017; Sub Area Manager (Agent) at Dipka & Chhal project and Area General Manager at Dipka Area, Korba Area & Raigarh Area of SECL.
Singh possesses vast experience of working in large opencast mines, handling of FMC projects, starting sidings, adoption of new mining technologies and working with highest capacity HEMM viz. 42 m3 shovels, 240T dumpers. He also has experience of working with White Industries of Australia Ltd. (WIAL) at Piparwar opencast mine of CCL with "In-pit Crushing & Conveying System" with integrated CHP & CPP. He has also visited Australia in 1997 to gain experience in advanced mining techniques. He has keen interest in sports and painting. He has represented volleyball at the All India University level.