Nilendu Kumar Singh is the new CMD of CCL

Ranchi: Nilendu Kumar Singh has assumed charge as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) today, following directives from the Ministry of Coal, Government of India, and Coal India Limited, after being selected by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).

Earlier, Singh served as the Director Technical (Projects & Planning) at Eastern Coalfields Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mining Engineering (B.Tech.) from IIT-ISM in Dhanbad, which he obtained in 1989, and obtained a First Class Mine Manager Certification in 1994.

Beginning his career in 1989 with Central Coalfields Limited, a division of Coal India Limited, Singh held various positions at CCL until 2011. During this period, he served as Mine Manager for projects such as Piparwar, Ashoka, Urimari, and Kalyani. He then moved to SECL in January 2012, where he worked as Mine Manager at Gevra, Deputy Area Manager (Agent) in the Deepka and Chhal Projects, and General Manager for SECL’s Deepka, Korba, and Raigarh areas.

Singh brings extensive expertise in managing large open-cast mines, executing FMC projects, commissioning sidings, implementing new mining technologies, and handling the largest HEMMs.

He also visited Australia in 1997 to study mining processes and has a passion for athletics and drawing, having played volleyball at the All-India University level.

With nearly three decades of experience in the coal sector, Singh has made significant contributions to introducing new mining methods and enhancing the company’s operations. His broad experience includes working with various labor unions and company stakeholders in the coal industry.

Singh’s vast experience is expected to greatly benefit Team CCL. Under his leadership, the organization is poised to achieve its set goals.

Notably, CCL set new performance records by achieving its highest-ever generation and dispatch in FY 23-24.

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