PVKR Mallikarjuna Rao has assumed charge as Director (Personnel) of Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Coal. Rao has been appointed as Director (Personnel) of BCCL for a period with effect from June 1, till the date of his superannuation, i.e. July 31, 2022, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Prior to this, he was serving as General Manager of Coal India Limited (CIL). Rao was recommended for the post of Director (Personnel) of BCCL by a PESB panel on November 4.