Coal Ministry

  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine 08-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) has agreed to let JSW Steel use rail infrastructure of its arm CCL so that the private firm is able to mine and transport coal from a Jharkhand block allocated to it for captive use. The nod follows a meeting of a high-level panel on clearing...
  • Coal Ministry decides to deallocate 28 blocks 19-02-2014 07:19 PM

    The Coal Ministry has decided to deallocate 28 coal blocks of companies, including JSPL, Areclor Mittal and Sterlite Energy, for delays in developing the mines alloted to them for captive use. The development follows the the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) which suggested the deallocation of mines. "The inter-ministerial...
  • India reclaims 31 coal blocks from private firms over delay 19-02-2014 06:34 PM

    The coal ministry is taking back 31 coal blocks allocated to private firms including the Tata group and Jindal Steel and Power over delays in developing them, jeopardising billion-dollar projects and inviting legal action. The recalls, coupled with delays in approvals for several large projects such as steel plants by...
  • Something went wrong in coal blocks allocation case: Centre to SC 09-01-2014 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong in the development and regulation of coal blocks. "Ideally coal block allocation should have been a consultative exercise with the state governments and it could have been done in a better way," said Attorney...
  • Govt slaps notice,seeks explanation from NTPC for mine delays 08-01-2014 06:58 PM

    The Coal Ministry has issued a show-cause notice to NTPC for delay in production from Chatti Bariatu South coal block in Jharkhand and sought explanation from the power PSU for making slow progress in another mine in the state. Almost a year ago the government had withdrawn the deallocation of...
  • Coal Ministry panel agrees to allot 3 coal blocks to mining PSUs 30-10-2013 04:24 PM

    A Coal Ministry panel has agreed to allocate three coal blocks to mining PSUs including Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corp and MP State Mining Corporation Ltd. The three coal blocks are part of 17 mines identified by the ministry for state-owned companies. It had earlier allocated 14 coal blocks to...
  • Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh 25-10-2013 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Friday clarified his letter on coal mafia in the Coal Ministry saying the letter was written in response to the complaint by former Coal Minister Shibu Soren seeking his transfer. He said there is a lack of transparency which leads to criminality....
  • Hindalco unlikely to get tapering coal linkage for power plant 18-10-2013 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group firm Hindalco is unlikely to get tapering coal linkage for its captive power plant in Odisha with the Coal Ministry conveying to the firm that state-owned CIL does not have sufficient fuel. "Hindalco had approached the Coal Ministry seeking tapering linkage for its captive power...
  • Coal Ministry submits report on missing files to CBI 16-09-2013 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry on Monday submitted a report on missing files to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The mystery behind the missing coal blocks allocation files had been the topic of heated debate in Parliament in monsoon session. The UPA government is facing a heat by the...
  • Coal Ministry likely to send final list of untraced files by tomorrow to CBI 12-09-2013 01:09 PM

    The Coal Ministry is likely to send the final list of files pertaining to coal blocks allocation which could not be located to CBI by Friday. "We may send the final reply to CBI with regards to files which could not be traced, by Friday," a source close to the...
  • Coal scam: CBI hands over fresh list of 'missing' files to Attorney General 03-09-2013 03:38 PM

    CBI has handed over to the Attorney General a fresh list with a pruned down number of files related to coal block allocations which are still awaited by it for its probe into the scam. CBI sources said that the original figure of 225 files had been brought down after...
  • Supreme Court to hear CBI's status report on coal scam 29-08-2013 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear the Central Bureau of Investigation's status report on coal scam. Sources told CNN-IBN that the CBI will reveal details of missing files and also tell the apex court that the Coal Ministry and states are not co-operating with the ongoing investigations....
  • Coal scam: 189 out of 236 documents sought by CBI is not available, Centre tells SC 27-08-2013 07:53 PM

    The Centre on Tuesday admitted before the Supreme Court that 189 out of 236 documents sought by the CBI, which is probing coal block allocation scam, is "not-available". In an affidavit filed before the apex court, the Coal Ministry submitted that an Inter Ministerial Committee has been constituted to "examine...
  • CBI to submit status report on coal scam in the Supreme Court 27-08-2013 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: The CBI will file a status report on the coalgate investigations in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. CBI sources have told CNN-IBN that the agency will highlight the Coal Ministry's non-cooperation in the investigation. According to sources, the CBI is likely to tell the apex court that despite...
  • Missing files are being searched, Coal Ministry tells CBI 22-08-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday received a response from the Coal Ministry giving details of files related to coal block allocations that are being "searched" by it as sought by the agency which is probing the case. CBI sources said the ministry has not said that...
  • Is the UPA govt engaging in yet another cover-up in the coal scam? 19-08-2013 11:15 PM

    The coal scam continues to haunt the government as crucial files required by the CBI have gone missing from the records. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the CBI's repeated letters to the Coal Ministry have failed to get a response. ...
  • Coal scam: Missing files block CBI probe, Opposition alleges cover up 19-08-2013 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: The coal scam continues to haunt the government as crucial files required by the CBI have gone missing from the records. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the CBI's repeated letters to the Coal Ministry have failed to get a response. According to the sources, the missing Coal Ministry files...
  • Coal Ministry to review progress of fuel supply pacts by month-end 18-08-2013 01:00 PM

    Coal Ministry has called a meeting by month-end to review the progress of fuel supply pacts signed with power firms for a capacity of 78,000 MW. "The Coal Ministry has called a meeting on August 30 to review the progress of signing of fuel supply pacts," an official said. To...
  • Coal scam: Govt admits a few files are missing, Oppn alleges cover up 17-08-2013 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal blocks allocation scam have gone missing. The minister said the files between 1993 and 2004 are missing. "768 files have been submitted to the Coal Ministry. It is true that some files are missing....
  • Coal allocations scam: CBI to file status report in Supreme Court 08-07-2013 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file a status report in the Supreme Court on the Coal allocations scam on Monday. The CBI will give status of 13 FIRs and 3 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court. The report will also give...
  • Coal scam: CBI questions former coal secretary HC Gupta 20-06-2013 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday questioned former coal secretary HC Gupta for his role in the coal allocation scam. Gupta is currently being interrogated at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi. Reports suggested that Gupta is being probed as to why coal blocks were allocated...
  • Coalgate: Congress feels the heat as more members come under CBI radar 11-06-2013 09:32 PM

    The investigations into the multi-crore coal scam just got uncomfortably closer to the government with the CBI today registering its 12th FIR in the case against sitting MP Naveen Jindal and former MoS Coal Dasari Narayan Rao. ...
  • Govt may regulate coal industry to improve supply 29-05-2013 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: A ministerial group approved a draft bill on Wednesday to set up a coal regulator, the Coal Minister said, in a step towards better supervision of a sector that is the nation's main source of energy but is riddled with corruption and supply bottlenecks. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal...
  • Nine firms shortlisted for Coal India restructuring 26-05-2013 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: Amid 17 major players evincing interest in restructuring world's largest coal miner CIL (Coal India Limited), the government has shortlisted nine firms for the task. "The Coal Ministry has shortlisted nine firms out of 17 applications it received with regard to the appointment of advisors for restructuring of...
  • Coal Ministry not in favour of CIL stake sale 19-05-2013 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: Lingering row between CIL and power producers such as NTPC is casting a shadow over 10 per cent divestment plans in the coal major as its parent ministry has reservations about stake sale till issues, like Rs 9,000 crore dues owed by electricity utilities, are resolved. "Coal Ministry...
  • Under fire over coal scam report, Vahanvati meets PM 09-05-2013 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the government and the Central Bureau of Investigation for sharing the coal scam probe report, Attorney General GE Vahanvati met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar had also reached the PMO to meet Manmohan...
  • Law Minister made changes in coal scam report, CBI to tell SC 05-05-2013 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to tell the Supreme Court on Monday that the agency's status report on coal scam was changed by Law Minister Ashwani Kumar. The details of the CBI affidavit, which it will submit before the Supreme Court on Monday, has been...
  • A-G Vahanvati issues clarification on CBI's coal scam report 01-05-2013 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: Attorney General Ghoolam E Vahanvati issued a clarification on Wednesday and said he never interfered with the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) status report on coal block allocation scam. He also denied he has a copy of the report. Vahanvati has been accused by former ASG Harin Raval...
  • Coalgate: Coal Ministry hands over 730 files to CBI 01-05-2013 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has handed over about 730 files to CBI for probe in the coalgate case and is prepared to give more. "We have handed over about 730 files and folders and application forms to the Central Bureau of Investigation. We have another 10 files and documents...
  • SC criticises Coal Ministry for not cooperating with CBI 30-04-2013 10:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Coal on Tuesday faced the ire of the Supreme Court for its non-cooperation with CBI in the coalgate scam probe by depriving the agency of crucial documents. The apex court was pained as the Ministry, whose senior official was named as one of the persons...