Mining industry veteran and former Coal India Limited chairman Anil Kumar Jha has been appointed as the new Chairman of Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a subsidiary of steel maker Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL).
On Jha’s appointment, JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal said: “We welcome Anil Kumar Jha to the JPL family. We are confident that with his vast experience, JPL will continue to scale new heights and contribute towards a self-reliant India. We wish him great success at JPL.”
Jha is a mining graduate, he also holds an M.Tech degree from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He started his career with Coal India as a Junior Executive (Trainee) at Topa Colliery in Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in 1983 and joined Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) as CMD on November 1, 2015.
JPL operates coal-based thermal power plant with an installed capacity of 3,400 MW located at Tamnar, Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh.