Single Window System
Single Window Clearance System is the innovative endeavor of the Ministry of Coal conceptualized and launched on 11.01.2021 that facilitates to obtain clearances and approvals required for smooth operationalisation of coal mines in India as well as augmentation of coal production in the country through a single gateway. Various statutory provisions viz approval of Mining Plan and Mine Closure Plan, Grant of Mining Lease, Environment and Forest Clearances, Consent to Establish, Consent to Operate, Wild Life Clearance Permission for Explosive and Safety organization (PESO) for storage of Explosive, , Land Acquisition Module, Safety Management Plan (with DGMS), Central Ground Water clearance etc. are pre-requisite for starting of a coal mine.
These clearances are being granted by various Central Ministries and State Government departments/agencies. This portal maps all the statutory clearances required (covering Central Ministries as well as State Government departments/agencies) for starting of a coal mine. The portal is to map not only the relevant application formats but also map process flow for grant of the approval/clearances and integration with online portals through API.
To facilitate ease of doing business, a unified platform of SWCS is designed which includes already operational module for approval of mining plan and mine closure plan in a time bound manner and integration with Parivesh Portal Version 1.0, digital acceptance of objection under Section 8 (1) of Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Act, 1957, Consent Management System of Telangana& West Bengal. Further SRS study of Land Acquisition Module is also completed. The work of integration of Consent Management System is in process with other States where coal mines are located. Development of 5 yearly Submission report of approved mining plan is also under process.
Further Ministry of Coal has added in its kitty of SWCS Project Information & Management Module which was launched on 14.06.2022 and is live on the portal with screens PRIMS Agreement Form, Production Target Form and Daily Production report screens, Performance Bank Guarantee, Upfront payments etc. which is likely to facilitate project proponent as well as Ministry and State officials in monitoring and expeditious implementation of coal mines. Further development of Mine Opening Permission Module, Process flow study of exploration module and Mining Lease etc. are the next major targets to be achieved in development of this portal.
integration of SWCS portal of ministry of coal with National Single Window Clearance System is also being carried out as a part of Digital India for which PING API, Authentication API, Pull Document and Push Redirection API is completed. Project Proponents can now successfully register through NSWS Portal.
The Mining Plan module was live and helps the allottees to get the approval early as compared to the earlier offline process. The allottee can check the status of the application at each and every stage and the time of observation and compliance is limited to 15 days for both parties. The Project Information Management System (PRIMS) module has been developed and is live, in which the allottee can submit the information related to the project as per CMDPA and Vesting Order. The form (PRIMS form) submitted by the allottee is verified by the Ministry officials at different levels and the movement of the application is visible to the proponent promoting transparency. Further, on approval of PRIMS form, the allottee can upload the Daily Production and dispatch data on the web portal, which helps to monitor the production and dispatch in a profound manner by the Ministry. This module (PRIMS) also helps as the straight communication tool between the allottees and Ministry and helps in progress of the Mine efficiently to make it operationalize. Further, the provision is being made in the PRIMS module to make a request with the Ministry directly on the web portal for smooth disbursal of their issues in a timely manner.Weblink: https://swcs.coal.gov.in
|1||Office Memorandum - Guidelines for “Preparation, Formulation, Submission, Processing, Scrutiny, Approval and Revision of Mining plan for the coal and lignite blocks” - reg.||Downloads File Size :65.46 KB File Type: PDF||20/05/2021|
|2||Addendum in Guidelines for Preparation, Formulation, Submission, Processing, Scrutiny, Approval and Revision of Mining plan for the coal and lignite blocks.||Downloads File Size :82.13 KB File Type: PDF||19/04/2021|
|3||Revised Training Schedule for Mining Mine module of Single Window Clearance System Portal- Reg||Downloads File Size :284.42 KB File Type: PDF||05/03/2021|
|4||Addendum in Guidelines for Preparation, Formulation, Submission, Processing, Scrutiny, Approval and Revision of Mining plan for the coal and lignite blocks||Downloads File Size :427.94 KB File Type: PDF||15/02/2021|
|5||Revised Training Schedule for Mining Mine module of Single Window Clearance System Portal||Downloads File Size :313.98 KB File Type: PDF||25/01/2021|