The state government has decided to auction 19,000 metric tonnes of coal for supply to cement plants in East Jaintia Hills District.
The 19000 mt of coal was seized at various check points along the national highway during the period between July 2019 to January 2020.
A notification issued by the East Jaintia Hills deputy commissioner FM Dopth informed that the coal, which was also confiscated by the court, will be disposed of by way of auction.
It said interested parties accordingly inspect and verify the seized coal at the respective locations near the Additional Deputy Commissioner’s quarter, at the ICDS land near Deputy Commissioner’s office, Umtyra Weighbridge and Ratacherra Weighbridge.
The DC also invited interested bidder to submit their bid application. The notification said the reserved price for 1 MT of the coal is fixed at Rs 2160 being price fixed by the Mining and Geology Department.
“Intending bidder shall have to deposit a refundable Earnest Money of Rs. 2000 only by way of Bank Draft in favour of the Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat. The intending bidder shall deposit Rs. 2,05 20,000 (Rupees Two Crores Five Lakhs Twenty Thousand) only as Refundable money being 50% of the minimum price Rs. 2160/- (Rupees Two Thousand One hundreds Sixty) only per metric ton of the 19, 000 (Nineteen Thousand) MT of coal put up for auction by the way of Bank Draft in favour of the Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia District, Khliehriat,” it said.
The intending bidders are also asked to register their names with the Office of the Undersigned latest by June 1.
The complete bid is to be submitted in a sealed envelope duly signed by the bidder and address to Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat on or before 01.06.2020 by 1.00 PM. The bids will be open infront of all bidders on the same dafe at 3.00 PM and in the event 01.06.2020 happen to be a Holiday, bids will be open on the next working day.
Non-Tribal Bidders shall have to produce a valid Trading License issued by JHADC, Jowai.
The notification said the Successful bidder shall be liable to pay all custody payments viz. Royalty and Sales Tax to the Mines Royalty Inspector, Jowai and Superintendent of Taxes, Khliehriat respectively and MEPRF as per NGT guidelines. In the absence of the mandatory payments, no lifting of the said coal shall be permitted.
The labour charge for lifting of the assigned alloted coal, shall be borne by the bidder/purchaser.
The successful bidders shall only supply/sell the seized coal to Cement Plants of East Jaintia only after obtaining transport challan from the office of the Divisional Mining Office and Payment of relevant royalty and taxes as admissible, it further stated.