1000, rest 3500 will be hired over the next years. In addition to this, 40000 workmen are also to be hired.
The PSU will hire 4,500 fresh graduates from IITs and NITs in next three years. "We will recruit management officials from campuses - mostly from IITs and NITs. Requirement for the year is about 1,000 and 3,500 over the next three years," R Mohan Das, the Personnel & Industrial Relations at Coal India, was quoted as telling a national daily.
According to media reports, over 40,000 workmen are retiring and by 2017-18, more 15,000 will retire, which will result in decline in production, etc.
According to the director, the workmen would be technical people and would be diploma holders, mining sardars, overseers, electrical workers, fittings experts, dumper operators and other equipment operators. The application process for this massive recruitment drive will start next month.
The total number of employees is around 3.2 lakh of which around 19,000 are officers.
The PSU aims to bolster its workforce, as the world’s largest coal miner eyes one billion tonne output by 2020. Coal India (CIL), which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic coal production, has a workforce of over 300,000. Boosted by the output growth of 9 per cent by CIL, the government had earlier asked the coal miner to ensure that it meets the target of 550 million tonnes (MTs) output for the current fiscal. The company had missed the production target for 2014-15 by 3 per cent, recording an output of 494.23 MT. The government has set one billion tonne production goal for the company by 2020. 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 MTs at the year of its inception, CIL today is the single largest coal producer in the world.
Operating through 81 mining areas CIL 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'. CIL also manages 200 other establishments like workshops, hospitals etc. The Maharatna PSU also owns 26 technical and management training institutes and 102 Vocational Training Institutes Centres.