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Updated: August 21, 2013 22:01 IST

Cong. core group meets on coal files issue

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Coal being sorted and reloaded at a depot in Katra railway station. Top Congress leadership on Wednesday discussed a counter-strategy at its Core Group meeting which was told that several files have been traced and only eight remained untraced. File photo
The Hindu Coal being sorted and reloaded at a depot in Katra railway station. Top Congress leadership on Wednesday discussed a counter-strategy at its Core Group meeting which was told that several files have been traced and only eight remained untraced. File photo

With the Opposition aggressively targeting the government on the issue of missing files relating to coal blocks allocation, top Congress leadership on Wednesday discussed a counter-strategy at its Core Group meeting which was told that several files have been traced and only eight remained untraced.

At the meeting, attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal is learnt to have given a detailed briefing on the issue of missing files.

The meeting, which was also attended by Law Minister Kapil Sibal, devised ways to counter the Opposition attack which is likely to continue in Parliament on Thursday after Wednesday’s holiday.

Mr. Jaiswal is understood to have said that 769 files and other documents, including application for coal blocks, had been given to CBI by the Coal Ministry soon after the investigating agency began its probe in May, sources said.

Subsequently, CBI on August 14 asked for more files and documents and it was found that 43 files and 176 applications were not there, the sources said.

Of these 43 files, 21 have been provided since then, the sources said, adding 14 are ready to be delivered.

Eight files are still untraceable, the sources said.

Of these, five files are of pre-June 2004 period and three relate to the period after 2004, they said.

On the 176 applications which could not be traced, the sources said most of them were those which had been rejected.

Three of them were subsequently located and given to CBI, they said.

Of the remaining 173 applications, 166 were those prior to June 2004 and seven post-2004.

However, the sources said, details of these applications are in the minutes of the Screening Committee which decided on allocations of coal blocks.

The Coal Ministry had set up an inter-ministerial committee on July 11 to look into the issue of missing files.

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There were so many scams and little has been done about them, the congress has won in Karnataka wresting it from BJP. Why is this party and government so vexed with targeting Modi and BJP. Why does the party not tackle the problems in the country rupee slide, terrorism, scams, loss of naval submarine, LOC attacks, Chinese intrusion, women's security, children's food poisoning, national disaster's. Why does this party want to stay in power it could not rectify any one of the above problems. I would be ashamed to be a member of a party that has no answer's or solutions to problems.

from:  Anjaneyulu
Posted on: Aug 22, 2013 at 02:33 IST

It was widely reported that a large number of files were missing/Now it
turns out that only 8 files of which 5 relate to prior to 2004 (i.e
prior to UPA I) contrary to media reports that files relating to the
period during which the PM was holding charge of coal ministry. while
the opposition's pressure has made the govt to trace the files the
insinuations about the PM could have been avoided.




























































from:  Melchis.A
Posted on: Aug 22, 2013 at 01:13 IST

"The meeting, which was also attended by Law Minister Kapil Sibal,
devised ways to counter the Opposition attack which is likely to
continue in Parliament on Thursday after Wednesday’s holiday".

Very tragic indeed for Indians. They are only interested in coverup &
protecting the corrupt than devise ways to catch & punish the corrupt.

Citizens do we need them to rule???!!!!

from:  Sudha
Posted on: Aug 21, 2013 at 22:43 IST
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