As many as 35 public sector employees, bureaucrats, officers in armed forces and private companies have applied for the top position of the chairman and managing director of Coal India Ltd (CIL). These include acting Coal India chairman Gopal Singh, Singareni Collieries Company Ltd chairman N Sridhar and Andhra Pradesh principal secretary Ajay Jain, sources said.
“Over 6-7 senior executives from private companies have applied for the CIL top post. Applications have also been received 2-3 armed forces officers. Civil servants and senior directors at many PSUs have also applied,” an official in the know of the development said. Friday was the last date for submitting application for the Coal India post.
The large number of applications were received after the government allowed joint secretary level officers to apply for the position against the norm of additional secretary rank. The coal ministry had formed a search committee for finding the chairman for Coal India in November after the Public Enterprise Selection Board informed the government that it could not find anyone suitable for the position after interviewing six candidates. Read More