Shashank  Shekhar

Dhanbad ( Jharkhand) : Union Coal Secretary Sushil Kumar also feels that in the absence of a fulltime Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Dhanbad, must be feeling the pinch and has promised early posting of  its CMD. The BCCL is without even acting CMD for the last three weeks while it is going without a regular CMD since  August 2015.

“Yes, absence of a fulltime CMD definitely hampers several important works but the post will be filled up very soon by Coal India Limited, ” stated Sushil Kumar while talking to TOI  on phone on this issue.

Despite earning a profit of hundreds of crores every year, the ‘Maharatna mini  company Bharat Coking Coal Limited ‘(BCCL)  is without a CMD for last  several  weeks  as the additional charge  given to Central Coalfield Limited  CMD Gopal Singh also expired on April 27, 2017.

The BCCL does not have a regular CMD for the last  19 months  after the retirement  of  the then CMD T K Lahiri who retired on August 7, 2015. After the retirement of Lahiri, Coal India Limited gave additional charge of this post to director technical of CIL N Kumar. But after one year,  N Kumar died on  August 7, 2016, and  later after two months  Gopal Singh was given the additional charge of  CMD BCCL on October 27, 2016.

Its may be mentioned here  that not only the post of CMD but even  the post of director  technical operation of BCCL has been lying vacant for the last two years  and BCCL is  having only one director (project) Vinay Kumar Panda who will also  retire next month. CCL CMD Gopal Singh said that he was given the  additional charge for six months which ended on  April 27.

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