"Department (Coal Ministry) will take the final decision on the rejected bids, it will deliberate and then decide," Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.

The Coal Ministry, had late last night, rejected the bids of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Balco for four blocks amid reports of speculation of cartelisation during the recent coal block auction.

When asked whether these blocks will be re-auctioned or allotted to Coal India, Goyal assured the department will take a call on it.

He was speaking on the sidelines of an event of Indian Chambers of Commerce. The government was re-examining the bids for nine coal blocks, including those where Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) and Balco emerged top bidders in the recently held auction.

The government has decided not to accept the bids made for four coal blocks but decided to go ahead with five others that were among those put to scrutiny following the two rounds of e-auctions conducted for 33 mines over February and March this year.

"Bids for Gare Palma IV/1, IV/2, IV/3 and Tara coal blocks not accepted," Coal Secretary Anil Swarup had tweeted on Friday night.

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