In a selection interview held on July 16 PESB selected B R Reddy for the post of CMD, South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL). In case Reddy gets the requisite clearance ACC would ratify his selection for the post enabling him to succeed Om Prakash (incumbent CMD, SECL) on March 01, 2016. OmPrakash is scheduled for retirement on February 29, 2016.
SECL is a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd under the administrative control of Ministry of Coal. Considered as the largest coal producing company, SECL’s coal reserves are spread across MP & Chhattisgarh. It operates 89 mines with 35 mines in MP and 54 mines in Chhattisgarh besides a Coal Carbonization Plant namely Dankuni Coal Complex (DCC) at Dankuni in West Bengal on lease basis from Coal India Limited.