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SECURITY MANAGEMENT

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.

Contractual Security:

The Contractual Security personnel engaged through DGR empanelled agencies are generally deployed for outsourcing patches and some collieries of ECL and 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. Besides they are having camps at Mugma, Salanpur, Sripur, Kunustoria, Pandaveswar, Kalidaspur and Satgram Area. They remain on mobile duty to conduct raids against illegal mining, illegal trafficking of coal and illegal coal depots and to be deployed during Strike/Gherao in the colliery/area.

Steps taken for revamping of security at ECL:

  1. Requisition of 449 CISF personnel has been sent to CISF HQ for deploying exclusively at Explosive Magazine of ECL out of which 210 CISF has been approved by Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. New recruitment of 106 security sub-inspector has been completed.
  3. Installation of CCTV Cameras, other techno-gazatory and Bio-metric attendance system is under process at various places.
  4. Basic/Arms Training have been imparted to Security Guards.
  5. A mechanism to collect the seized coal from local Police Stations has been put in place. ECL has received seized coal from different Police Stations.

Steps being taken to check/prevent the illegal mining 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 some times 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/State/District level Authorities to check/prevent illegal mining..
  5. 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 with the Commandant, CISF Office regularly.
  6. The resolution has been taken for constitution of Security Co-ordination committee for Asansol Sub-division 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/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. 8 Nos. of strategic points are identified in coal belt for detection of vehicles loaded with stolen/illegally mined coal.
  4. After setting up of Commissionrate from 1st Sept, 2011 onwards at Asansol-Durgapur there has been improvement in curbing of coal theft activities.
  5. GPS based vehicle monitoring system has been introduced in all Areas as a step to curb theft of Coal.

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

2015-16

West Bengal

576

4993

44

41

116

Jharkhand

341

2646

02

01

18

Total

917

7639

46

42

134

2014-15

Total

619

4229

44

09

24


Variation

298

3410

02

33

110

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

2015-16

West Bengal

228

-

-

-

17

Jharkhand

65

111

-

-

-

Total

293

111

-

-

17

2014-15

Total

58

271.87

-

-

16


Variation

235

-160.87

-

-

1

B) 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 2015-16 following dozing /sealing are done to curb the illegal coal mining.

Year

State

Sites dozed

Volume used (L.cum)

Expend.(approx) (Rs. in Lakh)

Fir/info. sent to local PS

2015-16

West Bengal

343

0.07

3.94

24

Jharkhand

47

1.20

111.68

25

Total

390

1.27

115.62

49

2014-15

Total

850

2.13

83.67

54


Variation

-460

-0.86

31.95

-5

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

C) Theft/Recovery of other materials.

Year

2015-16

2014-15

Variation (Increase/decrease)

No. of Incidents

60

46

14

No. of FIRs/Info.

60

46

14

Property Stolen (in Rs.)

1858378

1988896

130518

Property recovered (in Rs.)

151155

50250

100905


 
     

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