Coal Ministry

  • Coal production more pressing problem than CIL restructuring June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The Coal Ministry is more concerned about increasing coal production than restructuring Coal India, Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. On his fist visit to the city after taking over the Coal Ministry, Goyal said that the more pressing problem before the ministry was to...
  • New government asks CIL to prepare action plan to enhance output May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) has been asked by the new government to prepare an action plan for enhancing output over the next five years and fast-track the completion of projects and expansion of existing coal mines. The coal ministry has asked "CIL to expedite completion of projects and...
  • Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a nine-member panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding. "In pursuance of auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines, Rules, 2012...a...
  • No right to sell coal from captive mines to third party: Centre May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry, which has put three mines on auction, has said that companies allocated coal blocks for a specified purpose will not have the right to market, sell or export the fuel to any third party. The development follows complaints with regard to alleged sale of coal by...
  • Coal scam: ED files laundering case against ex-MoS, Naveen Jindal May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped money laundering charges against former Minister of State in the Coal Ministry Dasari Narayana Rao and Congress MP Naveen Jindal in connection with its probe in the Coal blocks allocation case. The agency, which has registered an FIR under the Prevention of Money...
  • Former coal secretary PC Parakh to be quizzed by CBI on Thursday April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Coal secretary PC Parakh, booked for allegedly abusing his official position to grant a coal block to Hindalco, will be appearing before CBI for questioning on Thursday. The CBI served a fresh summon to the former bureaucrat for appearing on May one as he had expressed his inability...
  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine April 8, 2014

    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 bottlenecks...
  • Coal Ministry decides to deallocate 28 blocks February 19, 2014

    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 group...
  • India reclaims 31 coal blocks from private firms over delay February 19, 2014

    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 POSCO...
  • Something went wrong in coal blocks allocation case: Centre to SC January 9, 2014

    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 January 8, 2014

    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 three...
  • Coal Ministry panel agrees to allot 3 coal blocks to mining PSUs October 30, 2013

    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 power...
  • Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh October 25, 2013

    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. He...
  • Hindalco unlikely to get tapering coal linkage for power plant October 18, 2013

    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 plant...
  • Coal Ministry submits report on missing files to CBI September 16, 2013

    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 Opposition...
  • Coal Ministry likely to send final list of untraced files by tomorrow to CBI September 12, 2013

    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 development...
  • Coal scam: CBI hands over fresh list of 'missing' files to Attorney General September 3, 2013

    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 a...
  • Supreme Court to hear CBI's status report on coal scam August 29, 2013

    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. The...
  • Coal scam: 189 out of 236 documents sought by CBI is not available, Centre tells SC August 27, 2013

    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 and...
  • CBI to submit status report on coal scam in the Supreme Court August 27, 2013

    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 August 22, 2013

    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? August 19, 2013

    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 August 19, 2013

    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 have...
  • Coal Ministry to review progress of fuel supply pacts by month-end August 18, 2013

    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 be chaired...
  • Coal scam: Govt admits a few files are missing, Oppn alleges cover up August 17, 2013

    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. We...
  • Coal allocations scam: CBI to file status report in Supreme Court July 8, 2013

    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 details...
  • Coal scam: CBI questions former coal secretary HC Gupta June 20, 2013

    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 June 12, 2013

    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 May 29, 2013

    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 did...
  • Nine firms shortlisted for Coal India restructuring May 26, 2013

    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...