Govt de-allocates 15 coal blocks

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 18:39 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IBNS) The central government on Monday said on the basis of recommendations of Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) constituted to undertake periodic review of the development of coal/lignite blocks, 15 coal blocks have been de-allocated during the year.

Further, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered 3 Preliminary Enquiry cases regarding alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks-relating to allocation of coal blocks to private companies during the period 1993-2004 and 2006-2009 and a Preliminary Enquiry relating to allocation of coal blocks to Government companies, as evidenced by the documents/files and details sought by them from the Ministry," said Minister of State of Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

In the case related to allotments to private companies during 2006-09, 9 FIRs have been lodged by CBI so far, he said.

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