Haryana Government Has Decided To Grant Additional Time Of 12 Months To Mineral Concession Holders
* Haryana government has decided to grant additional time of 12 months to mineral concession holders over and above the time of one year already allowed for making payment of 15 per cent of the highest bid towards balance amount of security and also for commencement of liabilities for payment of monthly deed rent or contract money.
* A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the State Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal
*The Cabinet gave approval to amend the Haryana Minor Mineral Concession Stocking, Transportation of Minerals and Prevention of Illegal Mining Rules, 2012 for this purpose.
* As per the amendment, the extension of further six months will be given on payment of non-refundable fee at the rate of one per cent per month of the annual bid for each month of requested extension period. The extension for a second period of upto six months will be given on payment of a non-refundable fee at the rate of two per cent per month of the annual bid for each month of requested extension period.
*In case of default, the Letter of Intent (LoI) will be revoked and the ten per cent amount deposited by him towards initial bid security will be forfeited alongwith debarring such LoI holder from participation in any subsequent bids or auctions for a period of five years. The recovery of 15 per cent balance security for such default will be omitted. Thus in case of these defaults, the initial bid security equal to ten per cent of the successful bid will be forfeited and the mine will again be immediately put to auction after such order of revocation by the department.
*In case where mineral concession holder may get environmental clearance within the allowed time (which can be maximum of upto 12 months), they cannot commence mining for want of Consent to Operate (CTO) from the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), it has been decided that the auction may be conducted subject to the condition that the period of contract or lease will commence with effect from the date of grant of environmental clearance by the competent authority and the CTO by HSPCB whichever of these is later or on expiry of the period of 12 months from the date of issuance of LoI whichever is earlier.