Sunday 12 August 2012

Measures to Check Pilferage of Coal

Pilferage and theft of coal is a law & order problem and it is the primary responsibility of the State/District Administration to take necessary deterrent action to stop/curb theft/pilferage of coal. However, the following steps have already been taken by CIL and its subsidiaries to prevent/control theft and pilferage of coal :- 
(i) Check Posts have been established at the vulnerable points. 
(ii) Fencing, lighting arrangements and deployment of armed guard round the clock has been done around the coal dumping yard. 
(iii) Regular patrolling is conducted in and around the mine including OB dumps. 

(iv) Armed Guards have been deployed at Railway sidings. 
(v) Inter-action and liaison with District officials at regular intervals and holding meeting with District Administration, every month. 
(vi) Challans for coal transportation by trucks outside the district are being issued after fixing hologram and putting signatures of authorized officials of CISF to check pilferage. 
(vii) Regular FIRs are lodged by the Management of the collieries and CISF with local Thana against the pilferage/theft of coal. A close watch on the activities of criminals is being done by CISF. 
(viii) Management has been taking action for filling/dozing/sealing/blasting of the old/abandoned exposed coalfaces in phased manner. 
This was informed by Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal while replying a written question in Lok Sabha today.

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