S. Rajagopal, Chief General Manager (Mechanical) and Chief Executive of the NLC—Tamil Nadu Power Ltd (NTPL), on Friday assumed office as director (Power) of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation.

A statement said that the Centre had appointed Mr. Rajagopal in the place of J. Mahilselvan who has retired. Mr. Rajagopal joined the NLC as a junior executive on June 6, 1977.

Ever since, Mr Rajagopal had served the NLC in various capacities. Since October 2011 he was heading the NTPL that was setting up a 1,000-MW (2x500 MW) power plant at Thoothukudi.

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