Senior IAS officer S Bhattacharya on 23 December 2014 was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Ltd (CIL).
He succeeded Additional Secretary (Coal) A K Dubey. Dubey was given the additional charge as CMD of CIL on 26 June 2014.
The CIL was without a full time chief from May 2014 when S Narsing Rao had resigned from the post.
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) had recommended his name in November 2014. His appointment was confirmed by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
S Bhattacharya is a 1985 batch IAS officer. Currently, he is the CMD of Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL).
When: 23 December 2014