NLC India gets Samir Swarup as new HR director

Swarup was earlier executive director, Steel Authority of India (SAIL) since June 2021


Samir Swarup, who was executive director, Steel Authority of India (SAIL), has now been roped in as HR director, NLC India (NLCIL). A central public sector undertaking, the administrative control of NLC India is with the Ministry of Coal, Government of India.

Swarup’s association with SAIL began way back in 1991, as assistant general manager. From 2013 to 2018, he was deputy general manager (personnel), based out of Delhi.

From 2018 to 2023, he was general manager (personnel and administration), for Central Marketing Organisation, Steel Authority of India. This assignment saw him based out of Kolkata.

It was in June 2021 that he became assistant general manager, SAIL.

Swarup’s tenure at SAIL has lasted over three decades, 32 to be precise. His stint with SAIL saw him working across various locations, including the Bokaro Steel Plant in Kolkata and Alloy Steels Plant, Durgapur.

His long stint at SAIL allowed him to deal with all aspects of the HR function, including hiring/recruitment, industrial relations (IR), organisation development (OD), shop floor human resources, as well as corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Having completed postgraduation in political science and MBA in human resource management (HRM), Swarup has also served in the vigilance branch of SAIL.

Additionally, Swarup has held the position of director in the Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council, under the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Recently, NLCIL was in the news when it reported record coal production of over 75 lakh tonnes during the nine months that ended on 31 December, 2022.

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