GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Coal
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0.4046
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 14, 2012
Bidding for Auction of Coal Blocks
4046. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COAL be pleased to state:
(a) the present status of framing rules and guidelines by Government for competitive bidding for the auction of coal blocks in the country;
(b) whether Government had invited the opinions and views of all stakeholders before starting the framing process of these rules and guidelines;
(c) if not, the reasons therefore and by when Government proposes to enforce these rules and guidelines?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COAL
(SHRI PRATIK PRAKASHBAPU PATIL)
(a) The Government has notified 'the Auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines Rules, 2012' in the Gazette of India on 02.02.2012.
(b) Yes, Sir.
(c): Does not arise in view of answer given to part (a) & (b) of the question. The Rules in this regard are effective from the date of notification in the Official Gazette.