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Piyush Goyal inaugurates Web Portal on Coal Allocation & Monitoring System

Piyush GoyalIn a step towards consumer friendly approach and increasing transparency in business operations of Coal India Limited (CIL), Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal New and Renewable Energy, launched a Web Portal for distribution of coal by State Nominated Agencies (SNA), in New Delhi on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Goyal said that this portal symbolizes the level of transparency that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to the people of India and represents corporative federalism of all the stakeholders. Appreciating the web portal, the Minister urged Coal India Limited to create its mobile application. He also suggested tying up with Railways for coal rake booking of smaller quantities through the portal. Goyal also heard feedback from the stakeholders at the event.

Anil Swarup, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, said that this web portal will revolutionize the way coal business is done in the country. Motivating states for paperless communication, Swarup 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. The portal 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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