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Coal Ministry decides not to form independent body to resolve disputes

The NA is generally an officer of the Coal Ministry — not below the rank of Joint Secretary — to conduct auction of coal mines or allot coal mines as per Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015.

Coal Mining: Steel ministry for auction even with less than three bidders

The first four tranches of coal auction were for the power sector and ‘non-regulated’ sector — which includes companies that produce cement, iron and steel, or captive power. The fifth tranche of auction was exclusively for the iron and steel sector.


Policy watch: Ministry willing to go ahead with minor suggestions by panel

To boost ease of doing business, the Committee has recommended that “an integrated single-window clearance process for environment clearance, forest clearance, mining lease, etc., may be created”.

Pointing to CBI shadow, Coal Ministry plays cautious on changing mining lease norms

On May 22 last year, a special CBI court sentenced three officials to two years in jail for allegedly allotting coal block to a private company on false net worth and level of preparedness.

Central Government orders 'out of turn' coal to PSUs; private plants to be hit

Coal Ministry has admitted to coal shortage even after making tall claims of rise in production, they said, adding it has now directed Coal India to supply fuel out of turn to PSUs to keep them running and prevent losses, all this at the cost of the private sector.

Govt panel suggests long-term plans to expedite green nod

The project developer may be spared the burden of putting together land for compensatory afforestation and should be only required to pay the net present value (NPV) of the forest land being diverted for non-forest use, it says.


Low demand forces govt to drop round 4 auctions

The average rate of coal at e-auction this fiscal year has been markedly down.

Procedural delays: Coal ministry to assess 33 auctioned & allotted mines

While of the 31 blocks auctioned so far, only seven have reportedly commenced operations.

FY15 coal import bill spills over Rs 1 L crore

Incoming shipments from various nations touch 212.1 MT.

Ministry to states: No land revaluation of coal blocks

State govts had sought revaluation of land containing 31 blocks for transfer, mutation purposes.