CCL: A turnaround story
Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) has been able to break conventional thresholds and perform way beyond expectations during the period 2012-17. Large-scale and long-lasting organisational transformations have been effected, long-pending complex problems have been solved, the highest ever production has been achieved, environmental and forestry clearances have been obtained, physical possession of land has been taken, greenfield projects have been opened, and railway projects have been planned, expedited and completed. All these achievements could be made because of the adoption of the Kayakalp Model of Governance which lays emphasis on the following:
• Transparent, bold, ethical and philanthropic approach
• Training and Development of Subordinates
• Discipline enforcement
• Innovation, Automation - State of the Art Technology
• Democratic planning - Autocratic control
During the period 2009-10 to 2012-13, the company’s coal production was stagnating at around 48 mt. The company was holding inventory (coal stock) of about 16 mt ( about 33 per cent of annual production) for years together and because of its age, coal stocks had indications of spontaneous heating at many places. Many ongoing projects had an acute shortage of land as land owners were not giving physical possession of their land to CCL. The employees were demotivated and demoralised.
The same company — with the same set of employees — registered a growth of 4.1 per cent in production in 2013-14, 11.3 per cent in 2014-15, 10.2 per cent in 2015-16 and 9.3 per cent in 2016-17. The company produced 67.04 mt of coal, the highest ever, against a target of 67.0 mt and last year its achievement of 61.32 mt was the third consecutive year when CCL achieved the target with 9 per cent plus growth. The company is now the fastest growing coal PSU of the country. MOU RATING OF CENTRAL COALFIELDS LTD: The MOU rating of CCL used to be “very good” before 2011-12. But during 2012-13, 2013-14 , 2014-15 and 2015-16 it has been “EXCELLENT”. It is likely be “EXCELLENT” again in 2016-17. GREENFIELD PROJECTS: During a span of about four years, ie 201317, six greenfield projects of about 40 mt capacity (to be further expanded to over 100 mt) have been commissioned, which has no parallel in the coal industry. The construction of the Piparwar Railway Line was completed in March 2017 after the resolution of long-pending disputes. Thwe oiginal date of commissioning of the railway line was March 1998.
ZERO GRIEVANCE COMPANY: CCL is striving to become a zero grievance company. To achieve this, a Samadhan Kendra (Single Window Grievance Redressal Cell) was established in April 2012 and has been running successfully. Also, grievances, in general, have been grouped under 84 heads and simplified remedial measures have been compiled in a booklet, “SUNAHARE KAL KI ORE: Kayakalp Pustka”, which was released by Minister of State for Coal, Power and NRE (I/C) on December 31, 2015. The simplified procedures are under implementation.
The priorities of the company has been redefined in recent years in view of the prevailing socio-economic milieu of Jharkhand. It is now centred on Inclusive growth through a series of initiatives based on the KAYAKALP MODEL OF GOVERNANCE. Our motto is — CCL has taken various measures in the field of skill development, education, sports, health and drinking water for the well-being of the people of Jharkhand. • EDUCATION/ SKILL DEVELOPMENT
a. CCL KE LAL: CCL provides opportunities to talented, hardworking and meritorious school boys from underprivileged backgrounds to join top engineering colleges of India. The boys are selected on the basis of an entrance examination and are provided free lodging, boarding, schooling and coaching for IIT and other engineering entrance exams by the engineers of CCL who are IIT graduates. Running in its fifth year, CCL ke Lal has come out with flying colours. The thirty-five boys who passed out of CCL Ke Lal are now studying in top engineering colleges, including the IITS, NITS, etc. b. CCL Ki Ladali: CCL has replicated its highly successful
CCL Ke Lal scheme for girls from Apri 2016. Eleven meritorious girls are provided free lodging, boarding, schooling and coaching for IIT and other engineering entrance exams.
This year CCL Ke Lal and CCL Ki Ladli will be expanded and the nmber of beneficiaries under these schemes is set to increase to 388.
c. ITI, BHURKUNDA: CCL had set up an ITI in Bhurkunda. The frst batch of 17 students selected in 2014-15 not only completed their course successfully but also got placed in CUMMINS India. The secnd batch of 18 students and third batch of 19 are undergoing electrician training.
d. MULTI SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (BARKAKANA): The MSDC has been set up in Barkakana for imparting training in the electrician and welding trades. Two batches with a total strength of 92 students have already completed this training. Seventy students were selected by different companies in the “Employment fair” organised by CCL.
e. MINING SIRDARHIP TRAINING TO SC/ST PAPS WITH STIPEND: A new initiative of training for Mining Sirdarship to youths belonging to SC and ST communities has been started. These students are given stipends during the training programme. At present, the first batch of 25 students and second batch of 40 students are undergoing training.
f. PAHAL: CCL has been organising training camps for youths across villages of Jharkhand on a regular basis to help them acquire the skills and fitness level necessary for selection in the armed forces. Seven of these trained youths have been selected to the Indian Army.
g. CHALO SCHOOL CHALE (Schooling for dropouts): Seventy-eight dropouts from Piparwar and Magadh Amrapali Area have been identified. They have been admitted to St Joseph School, Mander. CCL is supporting their education.
h. SECONDARY SCHOOLS: CCL has been supporting 54 schools. These secondary schools have been providing education to almost 40,000 children across the districts where CCL’S mines are located. • SPORTS PROMOTION:
a. SPORTS ACADEMY / UNIVERSITY: For the promotion and development of sports in Jharkhand, an MOU has been signed between the Jharkhand government and CCL to open a sports academy and sports university at Hotwar Mega Sports Complex,
the first of its kind in the Eastern India. As many as 178 students have been selected and are undergoing training at Khelgaon. The number of students in the University will eventually increase to 1,400. These students are being provided world class facilities and training in different sports along with free schooling, boarding and lodging with the aim of producing an Olympic gold medallist in 2024.
b. Chak De Jharkhand: CCL has started the Inter-village/ Gramin Football Tournament in its command area. It has 200 teams in different villages in the command area of CCL. • HEALTH AND SANITATION
a. JAN AAROGYA KENDRA (BPL Hospital, Ranchi): A hospital dedicated to BPL families is functioning at Gandhi Nagar, Ranchi. b. MINE WATER MANAGEMENT: This programme at present has about 1 lakh beneficiaries and CCL has taken the following steps for management of mine water for the benefit of thje villages situated near its mines: I. FOR ACCUMULATED WATER IN MINE VOIDS: For gainful utilisation of mine water by nearby villages/ habitation situated in the command area of CCL, an MOU with the State government is under finalisation. Fifty-five villages, with a population of 2,28,000, are likely to be benefited by this. II. FOR MINE DISCHARGE (SURPLUS): a) Ten projects which are discharging more than 1,000 cum/ day have been identified for supply of water after treatment to nearby villages. Forty-one villages, with a population of 59,000, situated around these 10 projects will benefit from the effective utilisation of mine water.
b. DIVYANG CENTRES: CCL is successfully running Divyang
Centres at the Dhori and Piparwar areas.
c. CSR DISPENSARIES d. FREE MEDICAL CAMPS: From April to March 2017, 95,000 patients were treated in 450 health camps organised by CCL.
f. SUPER SPECIALTY CENTRE g. YOGA CENTRES, RETREAT/ TRAINING AT RIKHIYA PEETH, DEOGHAR h. TOILET CONSTRUCTION: Under the Swachch Vidyalaya
Abhiyan, CCL has built 11,850 toilets in 6,352 schools of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Odisha. The estimated cost of construction, renovation and maintenance of these toilets for five years is Rs 324 crore. Out of the 11,850 toilets constructed/ renovated, 3,288 are in Jharkhand.
CCL has been conscientious in the discharge of its obligations to its various stakeholders and is committed to playing a pro-active role in the socio-economic development of the country.
GOPAL SINGH, CMD