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PESB shortlisted five candidates including two IAS Officers for CMD, Coal India

Aug 6th, 2019 6:14 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has shortlisted five candidates including two IAS officers and two Coal India executives for the post of chairman and Managing Director of CIL. The post is slated to fall vacant in January 2020 and the candidates are scheduled to be interviewed during the second week of August.

Candidates in the race include Jyoti Kalash, a 1990 batch IAS officer from Nagaland cadre. His seniority is that of an additional chief secretary and he is currently the resident commissioner for Nagaland in New Delhi.

Promod Agarwal, a 1991 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre, currently principal secretary for urban development and housing department in Madhya Pradesh, is learnt to be in the race too for the top job at Coal India.

CIL has had two IAS officers as its chairman in its history. These were S Narsing Rao, who took over in April 2012, and his successor Sutirtha Bhattacharya, who retired two years ago. The company also has a history of being run by government and defence officials. Its first chairman was Lt Gen K S Garewal while there has been numerous chairmen from public sector companies in the past.

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