The com­mit­tee whim­si­cally al­lo­cated 106 coal blocks in 36 meet­ings, ob­serves Supreme Court

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

1993-2003

MEET­INGS: 21

BLOCKS AL­LO­CATED : 21 Dif­fer­ent guide­lines for dif­fer­ent al­lo­ca­tion No trans­par­ent sys­tem fol­lowed

2003-2005

MEET­INGS: 9

BLOCKS AL­LO­CATED : 26 Rules of game changed to ac­com­mo­date ap­pli­cants whose coal re­quire­ment was far less than that avail­able in coal blocks Con­sor­tium in­tro­duced in con­tra­ven­tion of the Coal Mine Na­tion­al­i­sa­tion Act

2006-2008

MEET­INGS: 6

BLOCKS AL­LO­CATED : 59 Min­utes not prop­erly recorded No clar­ity on what ba­sis the com­pa­nies were rec­om­mended for coal blocks

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