Sarat Kumar Acharya on 1 October 2015 assumed office as Chairman and Managing Director of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC).
He succeeded B Surender Mohan who relinquished the office on 30 September 2015 on his superannuation.
Prior to the present elevation, Acharya was the Director (Human Resource) in NLC.
He has a rich and varied experience of over 35 years of working in BHEL, NTPC, NTPC—SAIL Power Company.
He hails from Odisha and had his studies in institutions like Ravenshaw College and Utkal University, Odisha.
Abuot Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
• It is a Navratna Government of India Enterprise, under the administrative control of Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOC).
• It was established in 1956 and its headquarters is in Chennai.
• It operates three opencast lignite mines of total capacity of 28.5 Million tonnes per Annum at Neyveli and one open cast lignite Mine of capacity 2.1 million tonnes per Annum at Barsingsar, Rajasthan.
• It also operates three thermal power stations with a total installed capacity of 2490 Mega Watt at Neyveli and one thermal power station at Barsingsar, Rajasthan with an installed capacity of 250 Mega Watt.
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Who: Sarat Kumar Acharya
When: 1 October 2015