Friday 19 April 2019
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Himachal High Court stays coal block de-allocation

The Himachal Pradesh High Court stayed the de-allocation of the Gourangdih ABC coal block in West Bengal, allocated to a joint venture company of the Himachal EMTA Power Corporation Limited and the JSW Steel Limited, by the Union Ministry of Coal.

Staying the de-allocation, a Division Bench comprising Justices RB Misra and Surinder Singh directed the Secretary, Union Ministry of Coal, to file his response within four weeks and listed the matter for January 9.

The court passed the interim order on a petition filed by Himachal EMTA, challenging the letter in which the coal block was de-allocated and the deduction of 50 per cent of the bank guarantee, amounting to Rs 6.67 crore, was sought.

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