Webportal Launched for allocation and monitoring of Coal resources

Posted on:19 Mar 2016 09:24:22

Webportal Launched for allocation and monitoring of Coal resources
19 March 2016 Current Affairs: In a step towards consumer friendly approach and increasing transparency in business operations of Coal India Limited (CIL), Union Minister of State for Power, Coal New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal launched a web portal for distribution of coal by State Nominated Agencies (SNA).Speaking on the occasion, Mr Goyal said the portal symbolizes the level of transparency that Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the people of the country.The Minister also called for creating the web portal’s mobile application. He suggested tying up with the Railways for coal rake booking of smaller quantities through the portal. Mr Goyal also received feedback from the stakeholders at the event.Secretary (Coal) Anil Swarup said the web portal would revolutionize the way coal business was done in the country. Motivating states for paperless communication, he said that digitizing information and putting it public purview will save time and energy of Government departments.     The web portal would provide small and medium consumers access to information about SNAs,availability, booking/supply distribution of coal in public domain. It offers facility of online registration to consumers. The web portal also provides monitoring of sales margins of SNAs and platform to the consumers for feedback


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