Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tuli Area Coal Mining Contractors’ Association cautions G&M department on coal auction

Tuli Area Coal Mining Contractors’ Association (TACMCA) has termed as “nothing but just a mockery” over the explanation of the Geology & Mining (G&M) department that “Coal auctioning” was in the interest of stakeholders.
Tuli Area Coal Mining Contractors’ Association president Olemmar and secretary Tento Lcr demanded that the Geology & Mining department “ascertain and justify” the word “stakeholders” since TACMCA was a part and parcel as stakeholders.
According to TACMCA, the department’s stand had “no taste of any factual conclusion on its entirety.”
The contractors’ association cautioned that if the government went ahead with its proposal to auction Nagaland coal in spite of stakeholders’ strong resentment, it will, as resolved at its executive meeting on May 16, 2022, not allow a single punch of coal to be transported from Tuli sector as well as from its stockyard/depot to any firm, association and or individual through the said auction process.
Further, the association suggested that instead of pursuing the auction process against the wishes of stakeholder in particular and the coal mining laborers in general, the Geology & Mining department should revoke the impugned order of cancellation & invalidation of all No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Rake Outward booking of Nagaland Coal from various loading points.
TACMCA demanded that fresh NOCs be reissued and allow indigenous people to conveniently “advocate their respective business of coal activities”.
The association also maintained that stakeholders have been regularly paying royalty and other leviable taxes to the government as determined by the Geology & Mining department, government of Nagaland.
TACMA warned that in the event the department acted against the wishes and desire of the stakeholders, then it would resort to democratic protest against the move, within its sector and for which the department would be responsible for any untoward eventualities.


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