Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Coal
08-December-2010 15:52 IST
Coal Regulatory Authority Proposed


The Government proposes to establish a Coal Regulatory Authority in the country to regulate and conserve resources in the coal sector, protect the interests of consumers and producers of coal and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Ministry has prepared the draft Bill and has sought the views/comments of the concerned Ministries/Departments.  Once the consultation process is complete, compiled and finalized, the Bill would be introduced in the Parliament.  It may not be possible to indicate the exact time frame for the same. This information was given by the Minister of State for Coal (Independent Charge) Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal, in a written reply to a question the Lok Sabha today.