Power Profiles | August 2015
Power 20:20 Personality Profile | Sutirtha Bhattacharya
Coal India Limited Head of highest-growth (conventional fuel) company in the last year (Public Company - Coal)
Sutirtha Bhattacharya, assumed charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the coal mining monolith Coal India Limited on January 5, 2015. Prior to this he was CMD of the Telangana based Singareni Collieries Company Limited since May 10, 2012.
Prioritising his immediate goals, Bhattacharya´s main focus was´ramping up coal production and importantly increasing coal supplies. He pursued the setting up of three important railway lines in Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Odisha, which would help in unlocking huge coal reserves and increasing coal supplies.
A Physics graduate from Presidency College in Kolkata, Bhattacharya has vast and varied experience across different government sectors and positions. He was Collector and District Magistrate of Prakasham district. As Principal Secretary (Energy), Government of Andra Pradesh, Bhattacharya´s prime concern was to ensure quality power supply at reasonable price to all consumers in the state.