Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) Foundation Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm on November 1, 2023 and in this context, felicitation-cum-awards ceremony was held in which awards were distributed on a grand scale on Saturday.
On this occasion, CMD CCL, Dr B Veera Reddy was the chief guest. Director (Technical and Commercial), RB Prasad, Director (Personnel), Harsh Nath Mishra, Director (Technical), B Sairam, Director (Finance), PK Mishra and Chief Vigilance Officer, Pankaj Kumar along with members of JCSC and Officer Association, General Managers of the area, General Managers and Heads of Departments of various departments of the Headquarters and a large number of CCL employees were present.
As per tradition, CCL 49th Foundation Day - 2023 felicitation-cum-awards distribution ceremony started with Coal India Corporate Song and lighting of lamp by the Chief Guest and distinguished guests.
In his address on this occasion, Chief Guest Dr B Veera Reddy wishing everyone a happy 49th Foundation Day of CCL, said that the company is moving towards achieving the target of 84 million tonnes (MT) for 2023-24. He further said that CCL has the capacity to produce 200 million tonnes of coal if we utilize our resources properly. Emphasizing on the underground production of CCL, he said that in the coming time the company will also produce in underground mines so that there will be minimum damage to the environment. Dr. Reddy also discussed in detail about the challenges of the coal industry and said that it is essential for CCL to have profit in all the mining areas so that the company can continue to perform better and achieve production of 107 million tonnes in the next financial year (2024-25).
Mishra welcomed everyone and said that the employees of CCL have a lot of potential due to which the company will definitely achieve the current target of coal production.
Prasad said that we all celebrate the foundation day of CCL every year and on this occasion take resolutions for the betterment of the company. “We also honor all the employees who have done excellent work. He informed everyone that our company has performed excellently in the production, dispatch and OB removal of coal in the half-yearly period,” he added.
Senior member of JCSC, Ramendra Kumar said that the company should also pay special attention to the contractual workers because coal production.
On this occasion, awards were given in various categories for excellent performance for the company including Shovel Operator, Dumper Operator, Drill Operator, Dozer Operator, Pay-Loader, SDL Operator, Contractors Shovel Operator, Contractors Dumper and Tipper Operator and Special Achievement Award. The selected personnel were awarded first, second and third prizes. Various areas and departments of CCL were also honored with awards for their excellent work.
A cultural program was also organized during the program in which DAV school children and CCL personnel participated and entertained everyone.