The government has asked highway developers and banks to put their house in order or prepare for their contracts to be terminated.
Approval of Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) is being sought by the Ministry of Coal to expedite development of allocated mining blocks where no cases or FIRs have been filed by the CBI. Since May 2012, the CBI has registered three preliminary enquiries regarding alleged irregularities in coal block allocation and has filed 14 FIRs. Forty seven coal blocks have been deallocated out of 218 coal blocks allocated to public and private firms, holding estimated geological reserves of about 50 bi
The Union Ministry of Coal recently reviewed the efforts being made to locate the documents mentioned in the lists dated September 2 and September 3, 2013, sent by CBI to the Ministry of Coal. The meeting was attended by senior officials of Ministries of Coal, Power, Steel, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and representatives from Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) and Coal India Limited (CIL).
The Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has stated in the Rajya Sabha recently that the government will make every effort to locate and supply the additional documents required by CBI regarding allocation of coal blocks. Coal Ministry has already handed over 769 files and other documents consisting of more than 1,50,000 pages to CBI. He said that an Inter Ministerial Committee headed by Additional Secretary, Coal has been constituted to locate the documents which are not readily available in