CIL is aiming at producing 598 million tonne coal : Piyush Goyal
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy launched‘Contract Labour Payment Management System’- a portal of Coal India Limited (CIL) here today. Shri Goyal also felicitated employees of his Ministries, Public Sector Undertakings and organization/Statutory bodies for their path breaking work towards lighting up India in last two years.Speaking on the occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal said that this portal is one more step to reach out in providing information to the people of India. He further added that it will curb problems like corruption and exploitation of labour by the contractors and help providing proper & timely wages to contractual workers . Through this portal , the wages will be calculated and credited directly in bank account of the all contractual labourers . The Minister urged all other PSUs and private sector organisations to replicate this portal and assured free of cost technical support. This portal will be made fully functional within 45 to 60 days , Shri Goyal added. Congratulating the awardees, Shri Piyush Goyal said that our record breaking success is due to the contribution of dedicated workforce. The Minister said that this felicitation ceremony of recognising 44 employees from 34 organisations of 3 ministries from 26 states reflects the undaunting spirit of Team India. Talking about the Coal production targets of CIL for current fiscal , Shri Piyush Goyal said that CIL is aiming at producing 598 million tonne coal . With this high coal production, he said that we are aiming to reduce coal import bill by Rs 40,000 crore this year as against Rs 28,000 crore during last year. Regarding status of Coal washeries, the Minister said that CIL is setting up 15 washeries , which will be completed by Ist October,2017 and we are going well on target. On the occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal also made announcement for a series of upcoming mobile application/ web portals of his Ministries. He informed that the ministries are working to launch a Renewable Energy mobile application for solar and wind power bids and projects; a Transmission app to provide information regarding location of new transmission projects and Coal linkages auction web portal. Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, Shri Anil Swarup, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Shri Sutirtha Bhattacharya, CMD, Coal India Ltd, CMDs of all the PSUs, Head of the Statutory Body/organizations and senior officials from the Ministries of Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy were present at the event.