Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 August 2015
News updated at 2:27 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

GoM meeting on draft coal regulator Bill inconclusive

New Delhi, Apr 10, 2013 (PTI):

The inter-ministerial panel on the draft coal regulator Bill, which seeks to set up a regulatory authority for the coal sector, will meet again after today's meeting remained inconclusive.

The Group of Ministers (GoM) is headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

"We discussed the Coal Regulator bill but we are yet to arrive at any result. There will be one more meeting, dates (for that meeting) will be decided by the Chairman of the GoM," Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal told reporters here after the meeting.

Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is also a member of the GoM, said that some more clauses may get inserted in the proposed Bill and thereafter a final draft of the Bill will be presented to the GoM for approval.

"Important facts have been discussed, we will put 3-4 more clauses and in the next week or ten days Planning Commission, Power and Coal Ministries will meet and prepare the final draft to be presented to the GoM," he said.

In January, the government had said that it would soon appoint a coal regulator to monitor the fuel pricing, sampling and other practices in the sector.

The setting up of an independent regulator for the coal sector is considered important for fixing guidelines for price revision, improving the competitiveness in e-auctions, setting trading margins and increasing transparency in the allocation of reserves.

Earlier, the Cabinet had discussed the proposal for a coal sector regulator and asked the GoM to make recommendations on its powers and functions.

The GoM on draft coal regulator Bill comprises Finance Minister, Coal Minister, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, and Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, among others.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523