AK Jha took over as CMD of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited

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Who: Anil Kumar Jha
What: Took over as CMD of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
When: 1 November 2015

Anil Kumar Jha on 1 November 2015 took over the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), a leading subsidiary of Coal India.

Before taking over the charge in MCL, Jha served as the Director (Production & Planning) in MOIL Limited.

In his 32 years long career, Jha holds a rich experience mine planning, production, management supervision, direction and control of underground as well as open cast coal mines.

Jha obtained an M-Tech degree in Mine Planning and Design from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Later, he started his career from the Ranchi-headquartered Coal India subsidiary Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in 1983.

Jha, as the Director (P&P) of MOIL Limited, was a Nominated Owner and Head of Production, Planning, Projects, Quality Control and Mine Safety Divisions and other allied departments including Personnel and Industrial Relations Department.