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CCL to continue ‘Zero Tolerance’ against coal pilferage

[20th Mar 2020] Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL), Gopal Singh presided a review meeting of the security department and issued necessary directives. During the meeting, informed him about the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) being practiced in Security department to curb coal pilferage and other security related issues were discussed in details.

Singh in his review meeting said that company will continue to adopt ‘Zero Tolerance’ towards any incident of coal pilferage, illegal mining and indiscipline. Company will take punitive action as per the norms, if any officer or staff is indulged in any such incident or activity.

Security Department has been asked to monitor the security situation 24 x 7 and review the related issued on daily basis. In this connection, 24 hours help line number has been functional and coal and security related issues of the command areas are monitored round the clock. If there is any unlawful activities like illegal mining, coal theft, mishaps inside the mines and others, then, suitable action are taken with the help of police force, rapid action force and other and normalcy is restored at the earliest. The CMD has also directed to set up two (02) Quick Reaction Teams at CCL Headquarters, Ranchi so that they can visit mines area from time to time to take stock of situation and act accordingly.

It is to be noted that CCL has deployed Global Positioning System or GPS-enabled vehicle tracking systems and CCTV cameras at mines to monitor mining activities.

This GPS-based vehicle tracking system on trucks carrying coal to arrest diversion of coal, overloading of coal and others.

Singh also directed the Area GMs to take appropriate action to curb coal pilferage, if any, with the help security department including State Police. He reiterated that the coal is property of the Country and the company is committed to meet energy requirement of the Nation.

CMD CCL thanked the Jharkhand Government, District Administration and other stakeholders for extending help to CCL in carrying out raids where there is suspect of illegal mining or unethical practices.

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