Sh. Sanjay Arora Director (Operations)
Shri Sanjay Arora has been appointed as Dir. (Ops.) of TFL with effect from 16th July 2020. He is an alumnus of St.Francis College Lucknow, joined Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd. as Management Trainee in 1986, after completing Masters in Marketing & Logistics.
He, in his illustrious career spanning over 33 years, has served across a wide spectrum of gamut in RCF and had distinction of tenanting key appointments in diversified fields namely, Rail dispatches, Port Operations, Marketing, Direct Benefit Transfer DBT, HRD, CC/CSR and others.
As an avid traveler, he has outstandingly discharged number of projects in different fields, in nearly ten states of the country.
The notable achievements of saving high demurrage charges in rail dispatches at Trombay / Thal, earning dispatch money in port operations at Visakhapatnam, recovery of huge outstanding amount against sale proceeds and others, speaks volume of his professional competence, diligence and prudence.
He was not only instrumental in steering Digital payment platform in Rural sector but amongst the pioneers in implementing Point of Sale (POS) to transform DBT projects into reality on ground.
With the successful implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Skill India, BetiPadao – BetiBachao and Promoting Digital India campaign, he had made a remarkable presence in the field of C.S.R.
Highly confident, experienced and vivid writer, he was bestowed with the coveted National award by Fertilizer Association of India in December 2018 for the best article on ‘Feasibility of Digital Transactions in Fertilizer Sector’.
Academically inclined, as an ardent reader and accomplished guest speaker, he has won laurels for extensive study in the field of Inland Waterways Transport, Operation Sagar Mala and delivered over 100 presentations at various reputed institutes across the country. He has written extensively on challenging issues in journals of SCOPE, Universities and management colleges.
The knowledge of different languages steers him well towards people networking. The experience is the backbone for impeccably conducting quiz events in RCF, SCOPE, Universities and external institutions with the focus on spreading the light of knowledge.
Sh. Manoj Meshram Non Executive Director (GAIL)
Shri Manoj R Meshram, a Chemical Engineering graduate from Laxminarayan Institute of Technology Nagpur of 1983 Batch is having more than 35 years of diversified experience in fertilizers and petrochemical operations. He started his career with Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers limited and worked there for 15 years before Joining GAIL (India) Limited.
He has rich experience of operating large size Ammonia plant, DMF plant, Amine plant, Formaldehyde plant and Petrochemical complex of GAIL Pata. He had an instrumental role in GAIL Pata Petrochemical Plant expansion project conceptualization, execution, commissioning and stabilization of 450 KTA Gas Cracker Unit and 400 KTA of LLDPE/ HDPE Swing Polymer Unit based on Gas based Technology of M/s Univation, USA along with all the utilities and off sites for doubling the polymer production capacity of GAIL Pata complex.
In the present assignment as the Executive Director (PC-CO, R&D and E&P), he is responsible for Petrochemicals Expansion, Research & Development and Exploration & Production in GAIL (India) Limited.
Sh. Sachchidanand Yadav Managing Director
Sh. Sachchidanand Yadav, Chief General Manager in GAIL (India) Ltd. has been appointed as Managing Director of TFL wef 11th June, 2020. Sh. Yadav is Mechanical Engineer from MNNIT, Allahabad and he started his career in GAIL in the year 1991 as Graduate Engineer Trainee at Hazira Compressor Station. At Hazira, he was involved with O&M of Gas Turbine of HVJ pipeline system and thereafter also dealt with construction and O&M activities of Turbines under GREP rehabilitation project of GAIL. During a career spanning 29 years, he has worked in different capacities in GAIL including construction of major cross country pipelines of GAIL viz. Dadari-Bawana Pipeline (DBPL), Chainsa-Jhajhar Pipeline (CJPL) and Bawana-Nangal Pipeline (BNPL)- Punjab section and at Vijaipur he worked as HoD of HVJ pipeline network and simultaneously also held charge as HoD of Mechanical Maintenance Dept. of Vijaipur Plant Complex (LPG Plants & Gas Compressor Station).
Before appointment as TFL’s MD, Sh. Yadav was working as in-charge of eastern UP and Bihar section of GoI’s flagship project Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga pipeline project (Jagdishpur – Haldia – Bokaro – Dhamra pipeline project) and successfully commissioned the pipeline span of about 750 km. He also implemented the CGD business of GAIL in the cities of Varanasi and Patna.
He has extensive experience in Project planning, construction & commissioning, O&M of pipelines and retail gas business. His areas of interest and expertise include rotary equipment, gas turbines & compressors and project management.
Shri Milind M Deo Non - Executive Director (RCF)
Shri Milind Madhukar Deo is Director nominated by Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) on the Board of TFL.
Shri Milind Madhukar Deo is an Executive Director (Planning & Project Development) in Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.
He obtained Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (earlier known as UDCT, Mumbai) in 1984.
In July 1984, he joined RCF Thal Unit, when commissioning activities of Ammonia and Urea Project were just to start. He was actively involved in commissioning and performance guarantee test run of Urea plants.
Having an experience of commissioning of Urea plants, he was selected as a member of the team deputed to Bangladesh for commissioning of Jamuna Fertilizer Project, undertaken by M/s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan on turn-key basis. The process involved latest Snam Progetti Ammonia stripping technology and fluidized bed granulation process from M/s. Hydro Agri Europe (NSM), Belgium. The team did successful pre-commissioning, commissioning and guarantee test run of 1700 MTPD Urea plant and made RCF as well as our country a proud moment.
Expertise in erection and commissioning paved the key role for him in implementing optimization scheme, during 2002-03 in all three Thal Urea Plants, mainly for reducing energy consumption through updating process technology.
After passing the examination conducted by BEE, Ministry of Power, Government of India in 2004, he became a certified ‘Energy Auditor’ and participated as an audit team member in the first internal energy audit (as per BEE format) of RCF, Thal fertilizer Complex. He was a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 and had conducted internal IMS and safety audits.
He attended a training course in Japan during December 2008 on ‘Energy Conservation Techniques for India’, arranged for the first time by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for certified energy auditors and organized by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He attended an international workshop on ‘Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Technology’ conducted by IFDC on behalf of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), during June 2015 in Vienna, Austria. He also attended a seminar on ‘Urea Technology’ (conducted by Snam Progetti) and a seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Chemical Engineering’ (conducted by UDCT, Mumbai).
At Thal Unit, in addition to Ammonia and Urea Plants, he was also having charge of Health, Safety & Environment Management, Energy Management, Technical Services, Product Handling Plant and a group of Chemical Plants.
Subsequent to transfer, he joined RCF Trombay Unit in December 2018 as Chief General Manager (Operation), Trombay, where he was having responsibilities of Suphala (complex fertilizer) Plant, Ammonia and Urea Plants, Steam Generation Plant, Nitric Acid Plants, Technical Services, Bagging and Material Handling Plants and Coordination of Performance Improvement Schemes. Since January 2020, he has taken a charge of Executive Director (P & PD) in RCF Corporate office.
He is the recipient of first prize for the best article in production and technology (2002-2003) on ‘BFW Production from Urea Process Condensate through MP Hydrolysis’, co-written in ‘Fertilizer News’ (August 2003 issue) of Fertilizer Association of India. He has presented technical papers on Safety Practices and Energy Schemes in the national level seminars.
Apart from technical knowledge and expertise, he loves literature and was honoured with PhD by Mumbai University in the year 2000 for his thesis related to Marathi literature and philosophy.
His hobbies include reading classical literature, listening to music and gardening in the leisure time. Doing yoga and brisk walking for maintaining fitness is a daily routine for him.
Shri Binay Dayal Non Executive Director(CIL)
Shri Binay Dayal is nominated Director of CIL on Board of TFL and is Director (Technical), CIL. Shri Dayal graduated in Mining Engineering in 1983 from Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. He also obtained 1st Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency from DGMS, Dhanbad.
He joined as Junior Executive (Trainee) in Coal India and was posted at Central Saunda Colliery, Barkakana Area of Central Coalfields Limited in the year 1983. He worked in various capacities such as Head of Technical Services and Public Relations in CMPDI (HQ), Regional Director, CMPDI, Regional Institute – V, Bilaspur, General Manager (Projects & Planning Services) in South Eastern Coalfields Limited. He took over the charge of Director Technical (Engineering Services), CMPDI on 1.12.2015.
Shri Dayal has vast experience in Corporate Planning and Public Relations activities. He has to his credit the Planning, Approval and Implementation of Mega Projects of South Eastern Coalfields Limited and enhancement of productivity of hi-tech drills deployed for detailed exploration in Korba and Mand Raigarh coalfields. As General Manager (Project & Planning Services), South Eastern Coalfields Limited, he prepared the road map for coal production in respect of South Eastern Coalfields Limited as a part of 1 Billion tonne coal production exercise carried out by Coal India Limited.
He was nominated as Nodal Officer on behalf of South Eastern Coalfields Limited for Rail Corridors for evacuation of coal from Mand Raigarh and Korba Coalfields. and represented South Eastern Coalfields Limited in the Board of Joint Venture Cos. viz. Chattisgarh East Railway Limited and Chattisgarh East-West Railway Limited (comprising of SECL, IRCON and Chattisgarh State Government).
Shri Dayal attended as the member of Indian Contingent in the 5th Meeting of ‘India-Australia Joint Working Group on Energy and Minerals’ organized in Australia during the year 2007. Visited Chinese Coal Industry as participant of Advanced Management Training Programme in September 2010. He was Administrative Head on behalf of CMPDI for EU Research Project on Green House Gas Recovery from mines of abandoned coal seam to conversion to energy (GHG2E) in 2011 & 2012. He participated in 22nd World Mining Congress & Expo 2011 organised in Istanbul, Turkey in 2011 and contributed technical paper. He was part of Indian Delegation to attend 'Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2018' Convention organised in Toronto, Canada in 2018. He has presented numerous technical papers related to coal industry. He is Life Member of MGMI & Computer Society of India (CSI).
J S Saini Chief Executive Officer
Sh. Saini has 34 years of experience in Techno-Commercial Petrochemical industry of India in Project, Operation and Marketing. He has vast experience in working with various technologies such a MITSUI Slurry process, NOVA Solution process, INEOUS Gas process for PE & PPalong with LDPE Turbular and Autoclave technologies.
He headed Petrochemical Marketing of GAIL for 4 years and also served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for OPAL-ONGC PETROADDITION PROJECT.
Currently, he is Executive Director in GAIL and is CEO of Talcher Fertilizers Ltd. from last 01 years. Under his leadership the project is progressing on a very fast pace and is earning accolades as first coal gasification plant of the country for production of urea/ammonia.
Sh. Saini has completed his graduation in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University Chandigarh and he also holds MBA in Marketing and Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Applied Finance (PGDCF) from MS university Baroda
Shri Niranjan Lal Non Executive Director(FCIL)
Shri Niranjan Lal is an officer of Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS), 1998 batch. His educational qualifications are M.Sc. (Agronomy) & PGDIM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management). He has wide experience of working in Indian Ordnance Factories and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) under Ministry of Defence in the field of Administration and Personnel Management.
He is presently working as Director (PSU) in the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. He is also the Director (Finance) for Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) and Hindustan Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (HFCL) and Government Nominee Director on the Board of FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals India Limited (FAGMIL).
Shri S.C. Mudgerikar Shri S.C. Mudgerikar has taken over charge of Chairman & Managing Director of Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) w.e.f. 01.10.2019.
Shri Mudgerikar has remained an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) Officer. He is a Post Graduate Engineer with a Post Graduate Management qualification from IIM Bangalore. He has wide experience in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and has worked in the Indian Railways in various capacities as an IRTS Officer. Before joining RCF, he has worked as Director (Marketing & Corporate Planning) of Central Warehousing Corporation. He has also served the Director on the Boards of CONCOR Air Ltd., National Multi Commodity Exchange, IFFCO-CRWC JV, Maharashtra SWC & West Bengal SWC. He has also worked as Chief Commercial Manager (FS), CPRO, Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager in the Indian Railways & Chief General Manager of CONCOR. He has received extensive training in the field of Management at some of the world’s best Institutes like IIM Bangalore, IIM Kolkatta, INSEAD/ Singapore, ICLIF/Malaysia, Syracuse University USA Antwerp Port Training Centre, China-Europe Management School. He has in-depth knowledge about the supply-chain logistics & is also involved in policy making for further development of the filed.
Sh. Avijit Goswami Director (Finance)
Sh.Avijit Goswami has been appointed as Director (Finance) on the Board of Talcher Fertilizer Limited with effect from 11th June, 2020.
Sh. Goswami graduated in English (Hons.) from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta in 1984. He is a Cost Accountant since 1991 and is a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Sh.Goswami has wide experience of over 31 years and has served Coal Industry in different capacities. Prior to joining as Chief Financial Officer at Talcher Fertilizers Limited he worked as Senior Manager (Finance)/Area Manager Finance at Mines Rescue Station/Govindpur Area as well as HOD (Finance) Pay in Bharat Coking Coal Limited.