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Mr. N. Sridhar, a 1997 batch IAS officer, has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Singareni Collieries Company Limited, only Coal producing Govt. PSU in Southern India since 1st January, 2015.

Since starting his career after being selected to the Indian Administrative Service, 1997 batch he became one of the most well- known names in Government circles.

A walking example of success, he has proven that hard work, dedication and the right attitude are key traits to help one thrive in professional career.

Mr. Sridhar’s career began in 1997 when he got selected for the Indian Administrative Service.

He worked as Sub Collector, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Project Officer of Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Utnoor, Adilabad District, Andhra Pradesh State.

Director of Ports, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh Worked as Collector & District Magistrate in Ananthapur, Krishna, Warangal and Ranga Reddy Districts.

He also worked as Special Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Andhra

Pradesh for 3 years 3 months before taking over charge as Chairman & Managing

Director, Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd, on 1st Jan, 2015.

As the C & MD of Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd, Mr. Sridhar is forging the path for the continued growth of the company, most recently through the Singareni thermal power plant, a 1200 MW project at present, which, soon will become a 2000 MW project. This is the only thermal power project in the country which is built and operated by a public sector coal mining company.

During the tenure of Mr. Sridhar as CMD of SCCL, the company has taken a jump in all nook and corners by breaking records in its performance as below.

  1. a) Production: Coal production has increased from 52 MT to 65 MT during his tenure. The average growth rate in Production during his tenure for the past 4 years is 6 % against 1.5% for 5 years before 2015.
  2. b) Despatches: Coal despatches have increased from 52 MT to 68 MT during his tenure. The average growth rate in Dispatches for the past 4 years is 7 % against 1.5 % for 5 years before 2015.
  3. c) OB Removal: The average growth rate in OB removal for the past 4 years is 15 % against 4% for 5 years before 2015.
  4. d) Gross Sales: The average growth rate in Gross Sales for the past 4 years is 20 % against 12.8% for 5 years before 2015.
  5. e) Profit After Tax: The average growth rate in PAT for the past 4 years is 56 % against 13.3 % for 5 years before 2015
  6. f) STPP: During his tenure, he has executed the construction and installation of 2 X 600 MW STPP power plant in a record time frame and started generating power from 2016. STPP has generated over 21700 MU so far and stood 5th in the national rank with a PLF of 91 % during 2017-18.

g) Approvals: Due to his active initiation and follow up, many pending projects have been cleared and new projects have been grounded thereby making the way to growth of SCCL. He has shown keen interest in getting approvals from various Central and State Govt agencies to sustain the SCCL production growth over 10 % in future. Planned and initiated action for 13 mines in coming 5 years to reach the SCCL production to 85 MT by 2024.