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SC called coal allocation since 1992 illegitimate
Ruchi Verma | 26 Aug 2014

On Monday, Supreme Court gave its verdict on legitimation of coal allocation. SC said that the coal blocks which allocated from 1992 onwards were illegal and there were also absence of any legitimate procedure.

SC also alleged that the allocation had been done without official and public consent, was based on personal whim and non-transparent manner. The continuation of Ultra Mega Power Project which court allowed but but barred them from using the coal for any purpose, read commercial exploitation, other than captive consumption.

Meanwhile, on the other side it slammed the allocation of coal blocks by saying that allocations were made in a casual manner withous doing any comparative assessment of applicants. The SC said all allocation made in 36 meetings of screening committee since 1992 are illegal and arbitrary as reported by TOI.

 

The SC also cleared that it is waiting for parties suggestions regarding the corrective majors which will needed in the cases of cancelled coal blocks. The SC judgment prima facie puts huge burden on coal scam case accused as they would now find it difficult to say no wrong was committed in allocation of coal block.