“The meeting scheduled to be held on May 12 has been postponed," said an official communication, without giving any reasons for the same.

The new date for the meeting will be intimated in due course, it added.

The Inter-ministerial Committee, under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary (Coal), A K Dubey, was constituted in March last year to consider issues related to fuel supply to end-use plants that are linked to coal blocks which could not be developed or were de-allocated.
The panel had recommended that the quantum of fuel to end-use plants, which were initially allocated coal blocks but could not be developed or were de-allocated, may be assured after taking the opinion of Coal India (CIL) and Central Electricity Authority (CEA), according to an official.

CIL had stated that it had already made substantial commitments to the power sector and all its subsidiaries were running a negative balance of fuel supplies.

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has also endorsed the views of Steel Ministry.


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