Rajiv Kumar Gupta appointed anti-corruption officer in OIL Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar Gupta was appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in Oil India Limited. A CVO acts as distant arm of Central Vigilance Commission to check corruption.
Forest min seeks bar on 417 coal blocks
Of the 835 coal blocks surveyed, Forest Survey of India (FSI) has found that mining will have to be partly restricted ti 417 to safeguard the rivers. The coal ministry has objected to this and asked that the partial ban of mining should be limited to only 49 coal blocks.
Panel welcomes PMO monitoring of coal sector issues
A parliamentary panel today hailed efforts by the Prime Minister's Office to monitor the issues that are holding up coal projects and said bottlenecks should be removed to ensure self-sufficiency of the fuel.
55 mining companies served notice for not paying Forest Tax
Fifty-five mining companies in Ballari, Karnataka were slapped notices for not paying Forest Development Tax (FDT), an official said. This follows the first round where 14 companies were served notices by the Forest Department on similar grounds.
Finally, with the government of India kick-starting the coal auction process, well on time (thanks to the Supreme Court timeline verdict), the Centre has silenced all the critics and has opened a new chapter altogether in the ´black gold´ sector.
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