Coal Scam: IMG’s review of 82 coal blocks’ status speed up

Amid Opposition force over the coal block allocation, after IMG decision to review 58 coal blocks allotments process, the PMO asked to review another 32 to draw de-allocation action.

The decision to revise again these additional 32 coal blocks allotment procedure has come after ministry got improper progress notice over these, report said.

Although, on Monday meeting, the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG)- coal, power, steel and finance ministries- is set to examine status and the pros and cons of 58 coal blocks including 33 government firms and 25 private entities which cover under by following irregularities time of allotments.

A show cause notice has already issued to these coal mining firms, as per media report.

Report said that all the coal mining has been canceled which are failed to develop within time and come under the category of wrong allotments, but on basis of IMG recommendations and its report which is expected to out by September 15.

“Right now, no allocations are being cancelled. On the basis of the IMG report, the allocations which were made in a wrongful manner or those allottees who have failed to start production of coal in a time-bound manner may face action. Any number of coal blocks can be cancelled,” Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal told reporters.

There are well top profile name under 32 coal blocks, and PMO is asked IMG to make fast access on this matter as huge pressure due to low domestic coal supply and economy reform.

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