Web Exclusive | August 2013
Govt to issue show-cause notices to coal mining firms
For delaying coal production, the government has asked CBI to issue show-cause notices to the mining companies concerned. CBI has been asked to issue show cause notices to the mining companies, including the one jointly given to ArcelorMittal, Sterlite Energy, Lanco and Reliance Energy, to issue the show-cause notices. The Union government appointed inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal blocks has recommended the issuance of the notices to the mining companies.
The above mentioned allottee companies are named in the FIR registered by CBI.
Sources in the government have revealed that in cases of coal blocks, where an FIR has been registered by CBI against the allotees or one of the allottees of the coal block, IMG has recommended to issue show cause notices for delaying the production.
Rampia Rampia & Dip Side of Rampia mine jointly allotted to Sterlite Energy, GMR Energy, ArcelorMittal, Lanco Group, Navbharat Power and Reliance Energy, is among the coal blocks that have been recommended to be slapped with a show cause notice, the sources added.