It is reliably learnt that the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal to give the additional charge of Director (Personnel) of Coal India to Rajeev Ranjan Mishra (CMD, Western Coalfields Ltd). However, the order to this effect is yet to be issued.
The post of Director (HR) in Coal India fell vacant after R Mohan Das was sacked 62 days ahead of his retirement; scheduled for 31 May 2017. It may be noted that currently, S N Prasad (Director, Marketing) holds the charge of Director (HR).
This development has taken many insiders by surprises. Even though the orders to this effect is yet to be announced it would have some meaningful implications to assign the charge of Director (Personnel) to Mishra who is scheduled to be interviewed for the post of CIL CMD on June 16.