Dr. InderJit Singh, assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Coal on 14th June. He took over the charge of Secretary which fell vacant after superannuation of Susheel Kumar on 30th April this year. In the interim, Secretary Mines, Anil G Mukhim had been holding additional charge as Secretary, Coal.

Prior to this appointment as Coal Secretary, Dr. Singh was posted as Secretary (Coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat. Dr. Singh is aPh.D in Economics from Punjab University. In the past he has also held positions in Ministry of Commerce, MNRE at the Centre and other significant portfolios in the State cadre.