New Delhi: A parliamentary panel invited suggestions within a fortnight from stakeholders, institutions as well as individuals, on the Coal Mines Amendment Bill that was referred to it for examination.
The proposed amendment empowers the central government to increase the maximum amount of excise duty from the existing ceiling of Rs 10 per tonne, to Rs 50 per tonne for all types of coal.
"Considering the importance of the subject, the committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kalyan Banerjee, MP, has decided to invite memoranda containing views/suggestions from various individuals/experts/institutions/stake holders /organisations on the subject under the Bill," an official statement said here.
The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Bill, 2012 was introduced in Lok Sabha on December 22 and has been referred to the Departmental Related Standing Committee on Coal and Steel of Parliament for detailed examination and report.


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