Mr. R K Sachdev is a qualified Mining Engineer from the Indian School of Mines (IIT), Dhanbad, a Certified First Class Colliery Manager, and a Chartered Engineer. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Member, Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute, India.
Starting his professional career with the erstwhile National Coal Development Corporation as an Apprentice Mining Engineer, during his outstanding professional carrier, 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 Adviser 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. He has also served as a Director on the Board of BCCL and CMPDIL. He has also been a Member of Research Council of CFRI (now CIMFR) and the Executive Board of the Indian School of Mines.
After his retirement from the Government of India, he served the US Department of Energy-USAID, India as an International Project Adviser on the India-US Coal Prep Programme. He also worked with the World Bank on Coal Sector Rehabilitation Project.
He has been an Advisor to the Expenditure Reforms Commission constituted by the Government of India to review the organizational structures of various government ministries and departments.
He has also been associated with the GTZ GmbH, International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD, IEA Clean Coal Centre, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Planning Commission and Ministry of Coal as a Member on various Technical Committees. He also carried out a detailed study on Clean Coal Technologies for the Department of Science & Technology
He is the Founder President of Coal Preparation Society of India, a non-government and non-profit professional body of coal, power, iron & steel, cement and allied industries dedicated to a clean and environmentally acceptable coal-energy chain in India. He is the Chairman of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) of the 19th International Coal Preparation Congress (ICPC) which will be held in 2019 in New Delhi under the aegis of CPSI.