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MISSION OF COAL INDIA - To produce and market the planned quantity of coal and coal products efficiently and economically in an eco-friendly manner with due regard to safety, quality and conservation. VISION OF COAL INDIA - To emerge as a global player in the primary energy sector committed to provide energy security to the country by attaining environmentally & socially sustainable growth through best practices from mine to market.

SECURITY MANAGEMENT

 

The aim of Security Department is to protect men and materials of the company and to curb coal theft & illegal mining activities. Company is having 03(three) type of Security set-up:

  1. ECL Security                  - 2089 persons.
  2. CISF                               ­ - 1027 persons.
  3. Contractual Security        - 1500 persons
  4. Home Guard                    - 170 persons.

 

ECL Security:

The main duty of ECL Security is to guard the company’s property i.e. Stores, Office,  Explosive Magazines, Coal Depots/Sidings, Colonies and escorting of VIPs as and when required by the Management. Escorting of loaded Railway Rakes, Tipping Trucks /Dumpers from Coal Depot/Siding to Railway W/Bridges till the weighment is done. The raids are conducted, as per information and intelligence gathering, by our security personnel, CISF alongwith local Police, accordingly seizure of coal alongwith involved trucks /vehicles  and apprehension of miscreants. The same is handed over to the local Police Station and FIR is lodged accordingly. ECL Security Personnel are also deployed during the time of strike/gherao/demonstration/hunger stike and any type of law and order problem in ECL Area.

 

Contractual Security:

The Contractual Security personnel are deployed along with ECL security to augment the security arrangements.

 

CISF:

CISF is deployed for static duty at Rajmahal, Sonepur Bazari, SP.Mines. Besides they are having camps at Mugma, Salanpur, Sripur, Kunustoria, Pandavewar, Kalidaspur and Satgram Area. They remain on  mobile duty to conduct raids against illegal mining, illegal trafficking of coal and illegal coal depots and are also deployed during Strike/Gherao in the colliery/Area.

 

 

Home Guard:

170 Home Guards are deployed along with ECL Security in Mugma, SP. Mines, and Rajmahal Area.

 

Basic Problems of Security:

 

  1. Shortage of security executives & other ranks of Security personnel which is required to be filled at the earliest in all Areas as well as in headquarter
  2. QRT/Surveillance vehicles need to be equipped with security Gadgets like PTT Motorola Communication Set

 

Steps taken for revamping of security at ECL:

 

  1. Requisition of 700 CISF personnel have been sent to CISF HQ. These persons are exclusively for Explosive Magazine of ECL out of which 210 CISF, have been approved by Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Around 800 other category personnel are converted to Security Guard (T) and posted in different Areas.
  3. Agencies have been contacted for installation of CCTV and other machines like RFID and Boom Barrier at Railway Siding.
  4. A mechanism to collect the seized coal from local Police Stations has been devised. ECL has received seized coal from different Police Stations.
  5. Training schedule for Security Guard (Trainee) now in process with the State Police Administration of West Bengal and Jharkhand for their basic training.

 

 

Steps being taken to check/prevent the illegal mining/transportation of coal:

 

  1. Intelligence collection
  2. Dozing off/filling up/sealing the illegal coal mining sites and subside area by departmental Pay Loaders/Dozers and sometimes contractually.
  3. Surprise checks /raids by CISF, ECL Security along with Police and seizure of illegal coal /illegal trafficking of coal along with involved vehicles and apprehension of miscreants and subsequently handed over to the same to the local Police station.
  4. Meeting with State Authorities of WB and Jharkhand State and District level meeting (Burdwan, Bankura, Purulia and Birbhum of West Bengal and combined District level meeting of Jharkhand) with District Authorities to curb illegal mining and coal theft.
  5. The concerned Police Stations are advised by District Authority and Sub-Divisional Authority to increase their vigil check to stop re-opening of the dozed illegal mining spots.
  6. Frequent inspection by Area Team consisting of GM, Area Survey Officer, Area Security Officer along with CISF officials to the affected sites and accordingly meetings are held in the Commandant, CISF Office regularly.
  7. For logical conclusion of the cases which are pending in Court, ECL has engaged lawyer to follow up these cases.
  8. Discussion has also been made with Public Prosecutor in lower Court and Session Court of Asansol to take necessary steps for speedy trial of the case pending in the Court.

 

Steps taken to check/prevent theft of coal:

  1. Surprise checks/raids are conducted by ECL Security along with CISF personnel/Private Security to prevent theft of coal. During the course of checks/raids, they seized coal, apprehended miscreants and FIRs lodged to local Police Stations.
  2. Armed Security personnel escorting coal loaded rake from Siding to Railway Weighbridges.
  3. ECL has engaged panel lawyer to pursue the case in the Court of Law, who in consultation with Public Prosecutor will try for logical conclusion of all the cases in the Court of Law.
  4. GPS based vehicle monitoring system introduced at all the Areas is a step to curb theft of Coal.

 

Details of Seizure of Illegal Trafficking Coal and Illegal Mined Coal by CISF, ECL Security, DGR sponsored security personnel and Local Police:

Year

State

No. of Raids

Coal seized

(Tonne)

Vehicles

Seized

Person

Apprehended

FIRs

Lodged

Seizure of Coal from Illegal Trafficking

2018-19

West Bengal

1186

11063.39

64

30

224

Jharkhand

586

4885.23

01

-

135

Total

1772

15948.62

65

30

359

2017-18

Total

1464

11013.77

49

36

175

Variation

308

4934.85

16

-6

184

Seizure of Illegal Mined Coal by ECL Security, CISF and Local Police

2018-19

West Bengal

624

1280.18

27

-

184

Jharkhand

291

171.45

-

-

64

Total

915

1451.63

27

0

248

2017-18

Total

687

115.29

-

3

84

Variation

228

1336.34

27

-3

164

The data given above is the seizure made by CISF, ECL Security along with Police, outside the Colliery premises. The above coal was being carried by Trucks either from illegal mining sites or illegal trafficking/illegal coal stocks.

 

During the course of dozing off/sealing/filling up of the illegal mining sites the ECL security along with CISF and local Police are also deployed at the dozing points within leasehold and outside the leasehold areas. In the year 2018-19, 2054 sites were dozed/sealed to curb the illegal coal mining. The State administration is actively involved to curb the menace of illegal Coal Mining and Pilferage of Coal.

Theft/Recovery of other materials.

Year

2018-19

2017-18

Variation(Increase/decrease)

No. of Incidents

117

107

10

No. of FIRs/Info.

76

61

15

Property Stolen (in Rs.)

27,38,418.34

16,94,808.18

1043610.16

Property recovered (in Rs.)

3,66,622.50

1,43,540.20

223082.30

Persons apprehended

08

07

01

 

IT Initiatives for preventing and curbing illegal mining and pilferage of coal:

The following IT initiatives have been enforced with zero tolerance and integration for prevention and curbing illegal mining and pilferage of coal:-

  1. Installing of CCTV at all sensitive locations
  2. Installing of RFID
  3. Vehicle tracking system
  4. Integrated fuel management system.
  5. BIOMETRICS to identify legitimate persons entering the mines.
  6. Management Information system for Security (automatic generation of complaint, requirements of manpower, filing systems etc to be automated)
  7. Use of Khan Prahari mobile application.

 

OUTSOURCING OC PATCHES:

 

In 2018-19, company produced 310.08 L. Te of coal and raised 1015.14 L. Cum OB from 33 outsourced OC patches registering a growth of 23.05% in coal production and a growth of 12.99% in OB removal against previous year’s figure of 251.99 L.Te of coal and OB removal of 898.42 L. Cum from 32 outsourcing OC Patches.

 


     
             

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