UPFMA urges the Govt to check e-auction of coal by coal cos

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New Delhi, Jul 2 (UNI) U P Fuel Manufacturing Welfare Association (UPFMA) has urged the Government to look into the various discrepancies involving the e-auction of coal by Bharat Coaking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL).

The association, in a two-page letter addressed to the Coal Minister, complained of various irregularies being detected in the e-auction of coal carried by the BCCL in its May auction this year.

The letter pointed out that BCCL offered 11,23,859 Metric Tonnes (MT) through e-auction in May this year but the company could secure booking for 3,72,639 MT.

The detailed break-up shows that through Metal Junction, the BCCL had offered 5,50,850 MT and through Metal Scrap Trading Corporation (MSTC) 5,73,809 MT, which booking was down only for 1,44,600 MT and 2,28,036 MT respectively.

The letter urged the Government to ensure that the linked consumers who are facing a lot of problem in quality, quantity and lifting of coal should be given priority while making the allotments of coal.


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