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CSR CSR Committee members of Coal India Ltd.

Sh. B. Rajeshchandar, Chairman

Shri Poonambhai Kalabhai Makwana, Member


Shri B. Rajeshchandar (49) [DIN- 02065422] - has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of Coal India Limited w.e.f. 1st November' 2021. Shri Rajeshchandar is an Engineering graduate from Sri Jaychamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. Shri Rajeshchandar has served as Chairman of Coimbatore Tea Traders association during the period 2015 to 2017. He had also served as Managing Partner at Hittakkal Estate Tea Factory from1998 to 2020. He had also held the post of Trustee/Secretary at Isha Foundation during the period 2008 to 2020. He is also professionally involved in tea and coffee planting business.

Shri Poonambhai Kalabhai Makwana [65] (DIN-09385881) has been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Coal India Limited w.e.f 2nd  November' 2021. He is a Bachelor in Science from 1978. At present he is an Industrialist and Agriculturist. He has been Executive Member of National Scheduled Caste Morcho, B.J.P, President of Gujarat Senva and Ravat Vikas Sangh and Executive Member of B.J.P Gujarat State. He was M.L.A of Dasada Vidhansabha ( Gujarat ) from 2012 to 2017, Parliament Secretary of Govt of Gujarat from 2015 to 2017, Secretary of B.J.P Gujarat Pradesh from 2002 to 2004, Chairman of Gujarat Ati Pachhat Jati Vikas Board from 2010-2012, President of G.I.D. Eng. Association, Gandhinagar from 2005 to 2007, Member of High Power Committee, Govt of Gujarat 1985, President of B.J.P. Scheduled Caste Morcho Gandhinagar ( Gujarat ) from 1990 to 1994. He was Director in Gujarat State Handloom Dev. Corporation from 1998 to 2002 and Director in Gujarat State Nasabandhi Board from 1982 to 1988.


Smt. Nirupama Kotru, Member

Sh. Vinay Ranjan, Member


Nirupama Kotru is an officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) of the 1992 batch. Born on 28 January,1969, Nirupama Kotru has done her BA in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and MA in Politics & International Relations from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She has also done an MA in Public Policy & Sustainable Development from TERI University, Delhi. Ms.Kotru has served in the Income Tax Department at Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Pune in various assignments and was involved in setting up of International Taxation Directorate of the Income Tax Deptt. As Director(E Governance) in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, she administered the award-winning MCA21 corporate filing system. She was also instrumental in setting up the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs at Manesar. As Director(Films) in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, ,she looked after the administration of media units such as NFDC, Films Division , National Film Archive and the Directorate of Film Festivals, and all policy matters relating to films. Until recently she was posted as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, where she looked prestigious akademies such as Sahitya Akademi, National School of Drama, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Lalit Kala Akademi as well as renowned museums such as National Museum, Delhi ,Victoria Memorial Museum and Indian Museum, Kolkata ,among others. She brings with her varied experience in different fields of administration as well as taxation.

Shri Vinay Ranjan took over the charge as Director (Personnel & Industrial Relations), Coal India Limited from 28th July’2021. Shri Ranjan is a performance-focused people-oriented professional with extensive years of experience in entire gamut of HR, which includes large scale Lateral/campus hiring, Talent Management, Performance Management, Employer Branding, Compensation Management and Bench-marking, Change Management, Cultural Building, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, HRIS, Employee Productivity and Learning & Development. He has also successfully extended HR support to overseas business entities. He was also part of two full life cycle SAP HR implementation. He lead the team for full life cycle SAP HR implementation at TATA Communication (Erstwhile VSNL), where he led the 8 member team consisting from VSNL HR and TCS for the implementation of entire SAP HCM module. He was also part of the Tata Teleservices (TTSL) SAP HR implementation team on deputation from VSNL.

He is impactful leader with the ability to develop and lead efficient and highly productive workforce. He has excellent stakeholder's management skills and has been working directly with promoters for last 5 years. He is recognized for integrity and commitment with high level of service delivery & execution. He also possesses strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. He became INSEAD alumni pursuant to successful completion of course at glittering graduation ceremony held at Fontainebleau campus, France on 29th July 2016.

Shri Vinay Ranjan was corporate Head-HR of DB Power Ltd (A Dainik Bhaskar Group Company) when Dainik Bhaskar Group diversified and decided to build two large Thermal power plants with investment of US 2 Billion.