PESB picks IAS officer Pramod Agrawal to head Coal India

P Manoj Mumbai | Updated on August 27, 2019 Published on August 27, 2019

Pramod Agrawal, a 1991 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has been picked by the government head-hunter, the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), as the new Chairman and Managing Director of  Coal India Ltd.

Agrawal, currently Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department of Madhya Pradesh, is a post-graduate (M Tech) in Engineering.

The PESB recommendation will have to be ratified by the Central government.

Agrawal will succeed Anil Kumar Jha who is due to super-annuate on January 31 next year.

The Kolkata-based Maharatna PSU is the largest coal-producing company in the world.

It is a holding company for seven wholly-owned coal producing subsidiaries and one mine planning and consultancy company spread over 8 States.

Published on August 27, 2019
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