Mining major Coal India on Wednesday said Sanjiv Soni has taken over as its new finance director. Also Read - CIL to Spend Rs 700 Crore on 40 Rakes to Carry Coal to Power Plants

The post was lying vacant since October 2018 and marketing director SN Prasad was holding additional charge of the portfolio. Also Read - Coal India to procure mining equipment worth Rs 7000 cr

Soni was the finance director for Eastern Coalfields Ltd prior to taking over the new role. Also Read - RPF to harvest modern technology to reduce coal pilferage

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has over 32 years of experience and has served the Coal Industry in various capacities, CIL sources said.

Meanwhile, the tenure of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd personnel director RS Jha’s tenure has been extended till January 2021, the sources added.