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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 - 1323 persons.
  2. CISF - 1250 persons.
  3. Home Guard - 170 persons.

ECL Security:

The main duty of ECL Security is to guard the company’s property i.e. Offices, Stores, Explosive Magazines, Coal Depots, Sidings, Establishments and escorting of VIPs as and when required by the Management. Escorting of Loaded Railway Rakes, Tipping Trucks/Dumpers from coal depots/sidings to railway Weigh Bridges respectively till the weighment is done. The raids are also conducted throughout the year by security personnel and CISF in conjunction with local Police. Accordingly seizure of coal, vehicles and apprehension of miscreants are also done during the course of raids and subsequently the same is handed over the local Police Station. ECL Security personnel are also been deployed during the time of strike/gherao/demonstration/hunger strike and any type of law and order problem in ECL Areas/Unit /collieries. Technical security monitoring/surveillance like CCTV, GPS based Vehicle Tracking Monitoring System (VTMS) are also managed by ECL Security at all Areas/units of ECL.

CISF:

CISF is deployed for static duty at Rajmahal, Sonepur Bazari, S.P. Mines area of ECL only and other areas of ECL have CISF raid camps for raid/surveillance duty. They remain on mobile duty to conduct raids against illegal mining, illegal trafficking of coal and illegal coal depots and also CISF personnel deployed strike/gherao/demonstration/hunger strike and any type of law and order problem in ECL area/units. Recently 210 additional CISF has been sanctioned by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and have been deployed for guarding of explosive magazines at respective areas of ECL.

Basic Problems of Security:

  1. Acute Shortage of Security Executives & other ranks of Security Personnel which is required to get fulfilled for smooth security operation. More manpower is specially required for constituting Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) in all Areas as well as in Headquarters.
  2. QRT/Surveillance vehicles need to be equipped with Security Gadgets like PTT Motorola Communication Set. Siren/Amber light is required at all areas of ECL for smooth patrolling and raid duties.

Steps taken for revamping of security at ECL:

  1. Installation of CCTV and other techno-gadgets are in progress at Explosive Magazines, Central Stores and Railway sidings and other sensitive posts of respective Areas of ECL.
  2. Arms training by CISF Instructor have been imparted to Security Guards of ECL who will be deployed for guarding Explosive Magazines after inclusion of their name as Armed Retainer in the Arm’s licenses held by ECL.
  3. Basic training has been imparted to other category employees (both male and female) who will be deployed as Security Guard (SG)/ Lady Security Guard (LSG) post completion of Security Training.
  4. Utilisation of Technical-gadgets like GPS based Vehicle Tracking Monitoring System (VTMS) and CCTV surveillance has been introduced in all Areas of ECL to curb Coal theft/pilferage.

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 subsidence areas by departmental Pay-loaders/dozers and sometime contractually.
  3. Surprise checks/raids by CISF, ECL Security along with Police and seizure of illegal coal along with involved vehicles and apprehension of miscreants and subsequently handing over them to the local Police Station.
  4. Regular meeting of Central level on illegal mining, State level 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.
  5. The concerned Police Stations are advised by District Authority or Sub-Divisional Authority to increase their vigil check to stop re-opening of the dozed illegal mining spots.
  6. Frequent inspection of illegal mining sites under leasehold area of ECL by Team consisting of General Manager, Area Survey Officer, Area Security Officer along with CISF Rep. and accordingly meeting are held at Commandant, CISF office regularly.
  7. Steps have been taken for constitution of Security Co-ordination Committee for Asansol Subdivision for reviewing the status of illegal mining.

Steps taken to check/prevent theft of coal:

  1. Surprise checks/raids are conducted by ECL-Security along with CISF Personnel to prevent theft of Coal. During the course of checks/raids they seized coal, apprehended miscreants and lodged FIRs/Complaint at local Police Station.
  2. Armed Security Personnel escorting Coal loaded Rakes from siding to Railway weigh-bridge.
  3. After setting up of Commissionerate from 1st September, 2011 onwards at Asansol Durgapur, there has been improvement in curbing of Coal theft activities. Commissionerate Officers in co-operation with CISF and ECL Security have taken various steps which resulted in reduction in Coal theft activities in West Bengal areas of ECL.
  4. GPS based Vehicle monitoring system introduced at all Areas is a step to curb theft of coal.
  5. GPS Vehicle Tracking Monitoring System (VTMS) has been commissioned and installed successfully at all the Areas of ECL which was working satisfactorily.

A) 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

2017-18

West Bengal

1042

8667.24

47

35

153

Jharkhand

422

2346.53

02

01

22

Total

1464

11013.77

49

36

175

2016-17

Total

1669

11305.42

56

76

276

Variation

-205

-291.65

-7

-40

-101

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

2017-18

West Bengal

629

115.29

-

3

72

Jharkhand

58

-

-

-

12

Total

687

115.29

-

3

84

2016-17

Total

680

1259.40

7

-

14

Variation

7

-1144.11

-7

3

70

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 2017-18, 642 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

2017-18

2016-17

Variation (Increase/decrease)

No. of Incidents

107

73

34

No. of FIRs/Info.

61

24

37

Property Stolen (in Rs.)

16,94,808.18

709423.44

9,85,384.74

Property recovered (in Rs.)

1,43,540.20

281300

-1,37,759.80

Persons apprehended

07

2

05


     
             

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