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SECURITY MANAGEMENT

The aim of Security Department is to protect men and materials of the company. Company is having 3(three) types of security.

  1. ECL Security – 1381 persons.
  2. Contractual Security – 2229 persons.
  3. CISF - 1250 persons.

ECL Security:

The main duty of ECL Security is to guard the company’s property 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 Weigh Bridges respectively till the weighment is done. The raids are also conducted throughout the year by our security personnel, CISF along with local police, accordingly seizure of coal along with involved trucks/vehicles, and apprehension of miscreants are also made during the course of raids and subsequently the same is handed over to the local police station/management. ECL Security Personnel were also deployed during the time of strike/gherao/ demonstration/ hunger strike and any type of law and order problem in ECL Area. Technical security monitoring / surveillance like CCTV, GPS based Vehicle Tracking Monitoring System (VTMS) is also being managed by ECL Security at all Areas / Unit of ECL.

Contractual Security:

The Contractual Security personnel engaged through DGR empanelled agencies are generally deployed for outsourcing patches and some collieries of ECL and also deployed for escorting of Railway Rakes, due to acute shortage of departmental security.

CISF:

CISF is deployed for static duty at Rajmahal, Sonepur Bazari and S.P. Mines areas of ECL only and other areas of ECL are having CISF Raid Camps for Raids/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 are being deployed during Strike/Gherao in the colliery/Area. Recently 210 additional CISF has been sanctioned by MHA and they are deployed at ECL for guarding of explosive magazines.

Steps taken for revamping of security at ECL:

  1. Presently 1040 CISF personnel has been sanctioned and deployed at ECL to curb and check coal theft & illegal mining. Additional, 210 CISF personnel has been sanctioned by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the same have been deployed at ECL for guarding of explosive magazines of ECL.
  2. New Recruitment of 106 Security Sub-Inspector has been completed and accordingly, posted at different areas of ECL post completion of SSI training.
  3. Installation of CCTV and other techno-gadgets are in progress at Explosive Magazine, Central Store and Railway Siding and other sensitive posts of respective areas of ECL.
  4. Arms Training by CISF Instructors have been imparted to Security Guards of ECL who will be deployed for guarding Explosive Magazines after inclusion of their name as Arms Retainer in the Arms Licenses held by ECL.
  5. Basic training has been imparted to other category employees (both male & female) who will be deployed as Security Guards (SG) / Lady Security Guards (LSG) post completion of security training.
  6. Utilization of technical gadgets like GPS base Vehicle Tracking Monitoring System (VTMS) and CCTV Surveillance has been introduced in all areas of ECL to curb coal theft / pilferage and illegal mining.

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 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. 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 and 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 representative and accordingly, meetings are held at Commandant, CISF Office regularly.
  7. The resolution has been taken for constitution of Security Co-ordination committee for Asansol Sub-division for reviewing the status of illegal mining.
  8. For logical conclusion of the cases which are pending in Court, ECL has engaged lawyer to follow up these cases.
  9. 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. After setting up of Asansol-Durgapur Police Commissionrate there has been improvement in curbing of coal theft activities. Commissionerate Officers in co-operation with CISF and ECL Security has taken various steps which has resulted in reduction of coal theft activities in West Bengal Areas of ECL.
  4. ECL has engaged panel lawyers to pursue the case in the Court of Law, who in consultation with Public Prosecutor try for logical conclusion of all the cases.

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

2016-17

West Bengal

1176

7804.76

54

70

241

Jharkhand

493

3500.66

02

06

35

Total

1669

11305.42

56

76

276

2015-16

Total

917

7640.00

46

42

134

Variation

752

3665.42

10

34

142

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

2016-17

West Bengal

573

973.90

7

-

8

Jharkhand

107

285.50

-

-

6

Total

680

1259.40

7

-

14

2015-16

Total

293

110.77

-

-

17

Variation

387

1148.63

7

-

-3

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 2016-17 following dozing /sealing are done to curb the illegal coal mining.

Year

State

Sites dozed

Volume used (L.cum)

Expend.(approx) (` in Lakh)

Fir/info. sent to local PS

2016-17

West Bengal

550

193.05

31.45

08

Jharkhand

106

-

-

08

Total

656

193.05

31.45

16

The State administration is actively involved to curb the menace of illegal Coal Mining and Pilferage of Coal.

Theft/Recovery of other materials.

Year

2016-17

2015-16

Variation (Increase/decrease)

No. of Incidents

73

60

13

No. of FIRs/Info.

24

60

-36

Property Stolen (in `)

709423.44

1858378

-1148954.56

Property recovered (in `)

281300

151155

-130145

Persons apprehended

2

-

2


 
     

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