Perturbed over the slow pace of development at 119 mines allocated to Coal India, a Parliamentary panel has asked the government to 'act swiftly' and ensure that CIL starts production there. With such a slow pace of work, the committee are unable to understand when the actual production from these coal blocks allocated to CIL will be started, the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel said in its report tabled in Parliament on April 24.
A Parliamentary panel has asked the government to promote retail participation instead of selling shares of PSUs to institutions through the Offer For Sale (OFS) route. The panel is unhappy with the present disinvestment procedure. The panel is not in favour of 'Offer for Sale' of shares route by promoters through Stock Exchange Mechanism, instead the government should look for market penetration and encourage retail investors.