|Dr AK Dubey, new CIL boss|
HE IS a babu with a difference. He has served not only under the state government and under the Centre but also in prestigious Delhi University as a registrar.
Meet seasoned bureaucrat Dr AK Dubey who will be the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of world's largest...coal miner Coal India Limited (CIL). Dr Dubey is currently serving as the additional secretary to Government of India, ministry of coal.
On June 26 evening, the coal ministry granted the release of S Narsing Rao as Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Dubey is appointed as part-time chairman for three months.
Dr Dubey, a Kerala cadre of lAS, served under various positions in Government of Kerala and Government of India. He had been secretary (Taxes), secretary (Expenditure), principal secretary(Finance) and principal secretary (Forests and wild Life) in Government of Kerala apart from being joint secretary in cabinet secretariat, ministry of Panchayati Raj and ministry of tribal affairs in Government of India.
He had also served as Registrar, University of Delhi.
His penchant for writing egged him on writing in spare time on various administrative matters in professional journals.A post-graduate in public administration and economics, he was a brilliant student through out his career. A law graduate, Dubey also holds a doctorate in social sciences.Dubey has been on the board of the Maharatna PSU since April 3, 2013.
Earlier, he had also served as non-executive director of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited.
India is the third largest coal producing country in the world after China and USA. Coal India Limited (CIL) as an organized state owned coal mining corporate came into being in November 1975 with the government taking over private coal mines. With a modest production of 79 Million Tonnes (MTs) at the year of its inception CIL today is the single largest coal producer in the world.
Operating through 81 mining areas, the Maharatna PSU is an apex body with seven wholly-owned coal producing subsidiaries and one mine planning and consultancy company spread over eight states.CIL also fully owns a mining company in Mozambique christened as 'Coal India Africana Limitada'.
Last month, S Narsing Rao had put in his papers seeking to play a key role in India's youngest state Telangana forcing the government to llok for an alternative to head this important PSU.