The Coal Controller’s Organisation is a Subordinate Office of the Ministry of Coal & Mines, Department of Coal, having its headquarters at Kolkata and field offices at Dhanbad, Ranchi,  Bilaspur and Nagpur.

.            The Coal Controller discharges various statutory functions derived from the under noted Acts and Rules:-

(i)                  Colliery Control Order, 2000.

(ii)                 Coal Mines (Conservation & Development) Act, 1974 and Coal Mines (Conservation & Development) Rules, 1975.

(iii)               The Collection of Statistics Act, 1953(32 of 1953) and the Collection of Statistics (Central) Rules, 1959.

(iv)               Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957( 20 of 1957).


            Apart from the above, the Coal Controller has been assigned some functions under the Mines and Minerals (Regulation  & Development) Act, 1957.


            In addition to above statutory functions, the Coal Controller has also to discharge the following responsibilities:

(a)                to look after the residual work of the erstwhile Coal Board.

(b)                to attend to legal matters/ court cases arising out of the various statutes which the Coal Controller has been made responsible to administer.


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