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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – A.K. Roy
Profession – Coal India Manager
Designation – Deputy General Manager
Organisation CIL (Coal India Limited)
Age – 52
Work Experience (Years) – 30
Under-Graduation – B.Tech, ISM Dhanbad

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started my job in 1989. I was first posted in Ranchi as an E1 officer at CMPDI, RI3 branch. Over the years, I have become a Deputy General Manager. I was transferred to the CMPDI headquarters and later to my current designation at Coal India Limited headquarters in Kolkata.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Most of my job role consists of making and approving mining designs and overseeing the work of my junior staff. I take care of the reports as well. I also oversee new recruits and help guide them through the nuances of the job. Keeping the budget in mind assigned by the ministry in our dealings is also an essential part of the job.

Average Income for a Deputy General Manager in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security as a Deputy General Manager?
Very Secure
Would you consider being a Deputy Genral Manager Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Deputy General Manager?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability as a Deputy General Manager?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

A degree of B.Tech, M.Tech, etc


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Very Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Very Competitive
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Very Expensive
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

Some of the big names include ISM, BITS Pilani, and IITs.

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on a few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

The most important thing is to have the presence of mind and be dedicated.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

Merit-based promotions are one of the most important motivators in this job. Also, perks provided by the company as you progress are appreciable. Job security, Pay and stability is very good in this field. In case of transfers, the company also provides housing along with convenience money. Overall, the job is great and should be preferred if available.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

The competitive environment can be a downside as people are very ruthless sometimes. Pride plays a huge role as well as merit-based promotion often results in juniors being ranked higher than the seniors. There is a lesser work-life balance. You might even find yourself working on Sundays.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Small Business (Annual Family Income upto 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
May be Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

The same because it plays to my strengths.