Standing Committee on Coal and Steel invites suggestions on Coal Mines Amendment Bill

New Delhi, Jan.24 (ANI): The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Bill,2012 , as introduced in Lok Sabha on Dec 22,2012 and pending therein has been referred to the Departmental Related Standing Committee on Coal and Steel of parliament for detailed examination and report.

The proposed amendment empowers the Central Government to increase the maximum amount of excise duty from existing ceiling of rupees ten per tonne to rupees fifty per tonne for all type of coal.

Considering the importance of the subject, the committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kalyan Banerjee, M.P. , has decided to invite memoranda containing views/ suggestions from various individuals/experts/institutions/stake holders/organizations on the subject under the Bill.

These can be submitted to Director (CWandCS) Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No.G1, Ground Floor, Parliament House Annexe , New Delhi-110001 or can e-mail at com.coals@sansad.nic.in within fifteen days of publication of the advertisement in this regard, an official release said. (ANI)

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