Board of Directors


Shri. RAKESH KUMAR, Chairman cum Managing Director :

Shri.Rakesh Kumar, has assumed charge of the post of Chairman cum Managing Director of NLC India Ltd. (NLCIL) on 28-09-2018.
Shri.Rakesh Kumar, is a Commerce Graduate with Master Degree in Business Administration in Finance. He joined NLC in 2012. Prior to his joining in NLC, he has associated with various important projects of BCPL and GAIL (a maharatna PSU) like HVJ Pipeline project, CNG Projects, Revival of Dhabol Power Project, Lignite and coal based thermal power projects, Renewable energy projects benchmarking using WACC and leveraging technology through ERP, E-procurement and E-banking, mobilization of resources including equity, debt (domestic as well as international market) etc. Presently he is heading the Finance Department of NLC and introduced various systems for effective control in Finance & Accounts, treasury and risk management, budgetary and cost control, tax planning, Corporate Governance etc. In recognition of his contribution made in the financial management, he has been conferred with ACHIEVERS AND LEADERS AWARD (FINANCE) and FINANCE LEADERSHIP AWARD. He has also been conferred with BT Star PSU Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution as Director (Finance) in PSUs of Maharatna/Navratna category. He has extensively travelled abroad including US, Europe and Japan.

Shri Vinod Kumar Tiwari, Part-time Official Director:
Shri Vinod Kumar Tiwari, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal (April, 2019) is 1986 Indian Forest Service officer of HP Cadre, who holds double masters in Geology and in Forestry. In his career spanning over three decades, he served in various positions (HRD, IT, Legal, Personnel, Environment, Social and RR and M&E) before his appointment (April, 2017) as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. He has served State Power Sector in various capacities for a decade including directorship in HP Power Corporation Ltd. He has voluntarily done two year's stint in climatically harsh, remote and difficult tribal area (Pangi Sub-Division, Chamba district) of H.P. He has travelled far and wide and is trained in various subjects in India and abroad. He has been pivotal in the development of several important policies in State Power Sector, State's Environment and Forest Sector; besides CDM Project, WCD Compliance, EIA, EMP preparation and compliance monitoring etc. for Environment Management.

Shri. R. VIKRAMAN , DIRECTOR (Human Resource):

Shri R. Vikraman, Chief General Manager / Human Resource, assumed charge as the new Director (Human Resource) of NLC India Ltd.on 09-12-2016. The unique status of being bracketed with the Top-echelons of prestigious Central Public Sector Organisations is the reward to Vikraman’s relentless pursuit of excellence in his areas of performance for over thirty years.
He is a Mechanical Engineer (B.E) from the prestigious Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi (ACCE&T) and holds Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) with University Second Rank.
Joining NLC as Graduate Engineer Trainee, he was involved in the successful construction, commissioning and operation of Thermal Power Station-II- Stage-II (4x210 MW) project without time and cost overrun. After switching over his line of service from Engineering to Management, he had been at the helm of affairs of Corporate HR Department for over ten years, bringing in a number of innovations. After the Corporate assignment, he took over as the Head of the HR Departments of NLC’s Mine-II & Mine-II Expansion and Thermal Power Station-II, before becoming the “Group Head of HR” of all Thermal Units.
He has excelled in every challenging assignment entrusted and his significant contribution in HR include efficient crisis management, ensuring no production loss despite man-days loss, disciplining the units he served and ensuring smooth and cordial Industrial climate.
Vikraman had attended a number of training programmes on technical and management subjects in India and “Advanced Technology Management” programme in UK and Germany. He has visited a number of foreign countries viz. Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Germany and France.
He is a Life Member of National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) and is presently the Hon. Secretary of NIPM, Neyveli Chapter. His contribution in conducting various Workshops and Seminars under the aegis of NLC & NIPM is noteworthy.


Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao, aged 57 years, is a Graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He holds a Post Graduate Degree (M.Tech) in Power Generation Technology from IIT, Delhi and also Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao has assumed the charge as Director(Planning & Projects) in NLC India Ltd w.e.f 29.06.2018.
Before joining NLC as General Manager in the year 2013, Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao has worked with NTPC Ltd in various positions in the Project Execution of Thermal Power Plants and subsequently with Reliance Power Ltd for about 4 years in Project Execution and O&M of Thermal Power Plants. On joining NLC he was posted in Barsingsar Thermal Power Project, Rajasthan and subsequently assumed the charge as Project Head of NLCIL Barsingsar Mine cum Thermal Power Project and Chief Project Officer for NLCIL Bithnok Thermal Power Project and Barsingsar Thermal Power Station Extension Project. He had successfully implemented the necessary modifications in the Barsingsar Thermal Power Project to achieve the rated capacity of the Plant. Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao has vast experience in Thermal Power Plants and also in administrating the Mine cum Thermal project and was instrumental in many achievements in the area of his work.

Shri.Prabhakar Chowki, aged 57 years, is a Graduate in Mining and holds First Class Certificate of Competency under the Indian Mines Act. Shri.Prabhakar Chowki started his career in Coal India Limited in the year 1984 and has worked in different capacities in Western Coalfields Limited, Central Coalfields Limited and Coal India Limited.Shri.Prabhakar Chowki has rich experience in the field of mine planning, production, management, supervision, direction & control of Underground as well as Opencast Coal Mines. He was instrumental in introduction of Surface Miners at Ashok OCP in the year 2003 which is a green mining activity and also in re-opening one of the closed opencast mine Tapin South at Hazaribagh Area.

Shri.Shaji John, aged 56 years, is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and also a Post Graduate in M.Tech (Thermal Engineering).Shri.Shaji John started his career in NTPC in the year 1989 and has worked in various capacities till the year 2017 prior to joining NLC India Limited. Shri.Shaji John joined NLC India Limited in 2017 and was deputed to NLC Tamilnadu Power Limited (a Joint Venture Company between NLCIL and TANGEDCO) and during the period from March,2017 to March,2018, he was posted as General Manager (Operation and Maintenance) and from 1st April,2018 to 20th February,2019 Shri.Shaji John was functioning as the Chief Executive Officer of the above Joint Venture company. Prior to assuming charge as Director(Power) w.e.f.17.04.2019 ,Shri.Shaji John was holding the position of Chief General Manager/Officer on Special Duty in the Company.Shri.Shaji John has vast experience in boiler maintenance, Operation & Maintenance of Thermal Power Plants.

Shri. Jaikumar Srinivasan is a BCom graduate from the University of Nagpur and Associate Member of Cost & Management Accountants of India.
Prior to his appointment he was Director (Finance) of M/s Maharashtra State Electricity and Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and MAHAGENCO state PSU controlled by the Government of Maharashtra. Shri. Jaikumar Srinivasan was instrumental in achieving financial closure for all generation projects of MAHAGENCO which were commissioned between 2009-2014. He was part of the steering committee which successfully implemented SAP system in MAHAGENCO. He has undergone a study on Best Practices in Power Sector at SDA Bucconni University in Milan and ESCP Business School in Torino & amp, Paris. Shri. Jaikumar Srinivasan has also served as part time Director in Mahuguj Colliery Company Limited, UCM Coal Company Ltd and other subsidiary companies of MAHAGENCO.

Shri Narayanan Namboothiri, Non-Official Part-Time (Independent Director):
Shri Narayanan Namboothiri is a leading law practitioner from Kottayam, Kerala. Having graduated from Kerala university, he then pursued LLB from Mangalore University. He is an active social worker and has very close relationships with many social, cultural and educational institutions. His firm, Namboothiri and Associates is a leading law firm in the city and he has many Junior advocates practicing under his guidance.

Shri. Indrajit Pal, Independent Director:
Shri.Indrajit Pal is a Honors Graduate in Chemistry with a Post Graduation in Organic Chemistry both from Delhi University. Shri.Indrajit Pal also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration and a M.Phil in Social Science from Punjab University. He was a Member of Indian Administrative Service (1977 batch, Andhra Pradesh Cadre) and had held various important positions in Government of Andhra Pradesh, Government of India, Public Sector Undertaking etc., before retiring as the Secretary to Government of India, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals in the year 2014.

Dr.P.Vishnu Dev, Independent Director:
Dr. P. Vishnu Dev, MA. M.Sc. (Psy.), Ph. D, is an eminent Professor of Sociology at the Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Presently, he is serving as State NSS Officer, Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Indology and Comparative Religions, Tübingen University, Germany. His extensive field work experience and several research projects carried out on Tribal communities in India have broaden the proper understanding of Foragers in the context of modern development model. He is the author of five books and published several articles in leading national and international journals. His research areas include: Tribal Studies, Hunters- Gatherer Societies, Political Sociology and Religious Studies. He combines academic pursuits with various administrative experiences in service to the youth and marginalised communities. Previously, P. Vishnu Dev held several administrative positions such as 'Chairman', Board of Studies, Department of Sociology, Osmania University; 'Director', Empanelled Training Institute (OU), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India; Coordinator, National Service Scheme, Osmania University; 'Director', Equal Opportunity Cell, sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.

Dr. V. Muralidhar Goud, Independent Director:
Dr. V. Muralidhar Goud, an active Social Worker holds his Masters Degree in Public Administration. He has received his Doctorate from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana and pursues his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at ICSSR. He has served as a Part-time Lecturer during 1992-98. He is a former Advisor Committee Member at Nehru Yuva Kendra and also a former State Level Advisor Committee Member, Food Corporation of India. Presently, he is the Chairman of Amma Urban & Rural Development Organisation (AUDRO), a NGO.

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