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Suresh Chandra Suman set to be next Director (Mining) of NLC India Ltd

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New Delhi: Suresh Chandra Suman is set to be next Director (Mining) of NLC India Limited, a Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Coal. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel, the head-hunter body for PSUs, on Monday. He is currently serving as Executive Director (Mines) in the same organisation.

Suman has been recommended for the post of Director (Mining) of NLC India Limited from a list of nine candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel, in a selection meeting held on Januaury 17. There were a total of six candidates including Suresh, who were on the list were from NLC India Limited and one each from NTPC Limited, South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. and Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd (CMPDIL).

Suman is an Engineering Graduate (Mining and Mineral Engineering) from Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT) Sindri. He has also done PhD (Coal Mining Safety) form IIT-Dhanbad. Previously, he has worked with Coal India Limited (CIL) for more than 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.

As Director (Mines) of NCL India Ltd, Suman will be a member of the Board of Directors and will report to the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD). He will be responsible for corporate planning, production and operation of highly mechanized open cast mines/plants of the company including inter-action with foreign suppliers, diversification and a commitment to growth both in terms of turnover and profitability. He will participate in all policy-making decisions and overseas and controls all matters relating to mines and mining.

NLC India Limited, formerly known as Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited is a ‘Navratna’ PSU company in the fossil fuel mining sector in India and thermal power generation. It was incorporated in 1956 and was wholly owned by the government of India. It annually produces about 30 million tonne lignite from opencast mines at Neyveli in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India and at Barsingsar in Bikaner district of Rajasthan state. 

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