List of third party samplers to test coal to be ready
To minimise disputes between the buyer and Coal India, the government on Monday notified that third party coal samplers will be appointed and accredited by CIMFR. The move was prompted by frequent disputes between Central Government public sector units NTPC and Coal India over fuel quality. The Coal Ministry has been focusing on methods to minimise such disputes and allowed third party sampling of coal last year. However, disputes then arose over the process followed by such samplers. Accreditation of such third party samplers will remove such disputes, Coal Secretary, Anil Swarup said. Under the new guidelines, four samples will be collected. One will be used for analysis by the third party, one each will be given to the buyer and the seller and one will be kept as a referee sample.