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R K Sachdev Mr.R K Sachdev is a qualified Mining Engineer from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, a Certified First Class Colliery Manager, and a Chartered Engineer. Mr. Sachdev held many senior positions in the Indian coal industry as well in the Government of India. He had played a key role in establishment of Central Mine Planning & Design Institute at Ranchi and its Regional Institutes. His last official position was Advisor in the Ministry of Coal where he was responsible for project appraisal, perspective planning, new technologies, international collaboration and allied coal policy initiatives. During his tenure of nearly 15 years with the Ministry of Coal, he has been associated with a large number of government policy making committees and company Boards. He has also been a Member of Research Council of CFRI (now CIMFR) and the Executive Board of the Indian School of Mines. He worked withUS Department of Energy-USAID, India as an International Project Advisor on the India-US Coal Prep Programme. He also worked with the World Bank on Coal Sector Rehabilitation Project. He has also been associated with the GTZ GmbH now a part of the Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD, IEA Clean Coal Centre, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation etc. He was Advisor to the Expenditure Reforms Commission constituted by the Government of India to review the organizational structures of various government ministries/departments and also on various important government committees. He is the Founder President of Coal Preparation Society of India, a non-government and non-profit professional body dedicated to a clean and environmentally acceptable coal-energy chain in India. He is the Chairperson of the International Organizing Committee of the 19thInternational Coal Preparation Congress, scheduled to be held in New Delhi in 2019. Mr. Sachdev has widely travelled and is a well-acclaimed Coal, Mining, Energy and Policy Expert. He specializes in Clean Coal, Energy and Environment related fields with focus on coal mining, coal washing, clean coal technologies, policy framework, strategic planning, due diligence, facilitating joint ventures & business development etc.