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Anil Kumar Jha appointed as full time Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Coal India Limited

Anil Kumar Jha has been appointed as chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of Coal India Limited (CIL) till his superannuation i.e. January 31, 2020. Prior to this post, He was CMD of subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields. Jha replaced acting chairman Suresh Kumar, who has been holding the post of additional secretary at the ministry of coal. The CIL ..

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Government launches UTTAM App for coal quality monitoring

The Ministry of Coal has launched UTTAM (Unlocking Transparency by Third Party Assessment of Mined Coal) Application for coal quality monitoring. The app aims to ensure transparency and efficiency in coal quality monitoring process and bring coal governance closer to people. Key Facts The app has been jointly developed by Ministry of Coal and Coal ..

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Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015

Lok Sabha on 4 March 2015 passed the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015. This bill will replace the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) second ordinance, 2014. Key facts The bill has provisions for allocation of coal mines through a transparent bidding process i.e e-auction. The e-auction of coal blocks will ensure the continuity in coal ..

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Government release draft approach Paper for e-auctioning of coal mines

Government has released a draft ‘approach paper’ for e- auctioning of the coal mines.   This approach paper will open for public consultation till 22nd December. The approach paper includes details about the procedure for the auction of Schedule II & Schedule III blocks which is specified in the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance 2014. Central ..

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CCEA approves auction methodology for Coal Block Auction

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given approval to the policy for auction by competitive bidding of the coal blocks which aims to ensure greater transparency and will pave the way for the government to auction explored blocks. The policy provides for: Auctioning the fully explored coal blocks providing for upfront and production-linked payments ..

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