S. Narsing Rao recently took over as
Chairman, Coal India Limited, the
largest coal producing company in the
world. Prior to the top post in the state
owned Maharatna coal mining monolith,
Rao an IAS officer of 1986 batch from
Andhra Pradesh Cadre, was Chairman of
Singareni Collieries Company Limited
(SCCL), the AP based coal mining company since September
2006. He succeeds Ms. Zohra Chatterji, IAS, Additional Secretary
to Government of India, Ministry of Coal, who held the additional
charge as CMD, CIL since 1 February 2012.
Rao soon after assuming the charge stated, "The immediate priority is
to augment coal production and step up the coal supplies".
Narsing Rao as CMD of SCCL, a joint venture between Government of
AP and Central Government, took the company up from a production
of 36 Million Tonnes in 2006 to 53 MTs in 2011-12. Mr. Rao had taken
SCCL) to a higher growth trajectory of 9%-10% from that of 2% to 3%.
During his tenure at the helm of SCCL the company experience the
first ever strike free year (2007-08). Singareni has witnessed
substantial productivity gains during his tenure.