Coal India may be headless, again
S Narsing Rao, a 1986 batch Andhra cadre IAS officer, was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India on April 24, 2012. The appointment came more than a year after the last full-time chairman retired. Come June and India’s national miner may once again be headless as Rao may become principal secretary to K Chandrasekhara Rao, who will be the first Chief Minister of the newly created state of Telangana. While Narsing Rao has merely confirmed “the possibility” and the “proposal”, sources say the CIL chairman was handpicked by the Telangana CM for the most influential position in thr administration. “Rao will practically enjoy a free hand in administration,” a source told Business Line. He is expecting the new government at the Centre to relieve him of his responsibilities at CIL in the next two weeks.
Read the Hindu Business Line news report here.