Appointments Committee of the Cabinet Current Affairs - 2019
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Sutirtha Bhattacharya has taken charge as full-time Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Limited (CIL).
He is a 1985 batch IAS officer and for this post his name was cleared by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet after it was recommended by the Public Enterprises Services Board (PESB).
Prior to this appointment, he was the CMD of state-owned Singareni Collieries Company.
The post of full time CMD was vacant for past six months after then full-time CMD S Narsing Rao had resigned from the post in May, 2014 to join Telangana government.
Till this vacant time, Additional Secretary Coal A K Dubey was given the additional charge as CMD of CIL from June 26, 2014.
About Coal India Limited (CIL)
It is a state-controlled coal mining company. It is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.
It is the largest coal producer company in the world and contributes around 81% of the coal production in India.
Union Government of India owns 90% of the shares in CIL and controls the operations of CIL through Ministry of Coal.
In April 2011, CIL was conferred the Maharatna status by Government of India. It is India’s 5th most valuable company in terms of market value.
Senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra is appointed as new Director General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force(CRFP). His name was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
His appointmnet comes after the post was lying vacant since then DG Dilip Trivedi had retired on 30th November 2014.
Mr Mishra is a 1977-batch IPS officer from Odisha cadre. He had played important role in anti-Naxal operations by spearheading such operations when he was the Director General of Police in Odisha.
About Central Reserve Police Force (CRFP)
- CRPF is the largest Central Armed Police Forces in India. It operates under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
- It was established in 1939, under Crown Representative’s Police but after independence it was made statutory Central Reserve Police Force after the enactment of the CRPF Act, 1949.
- At present CRPF is the world’s largest paramilitary force with 228 battalions and over three lakh personnel.
- Function: Its primary role is to assist States/Union Territories in police operations to maintain law and order and contain insurgency.