Mdo Agreement

3 Available for coal.nic.in/sites/upload_files/coal/files/curentnotices/ draftmodelagreement_1.pdf (access June 26, 2020). Until December 2018, the EU government said that 15 MDO agreements had been signed, but that they had not kept copies of these agreements, as required by law. The sources said that the coal agreement between PSUs and MDO is made available to the Ministry of Coal, and MDO selection is done through a fair and competitive process. There are currently 16 known MDO agreements for 21 coal blocks. No one knows exactly what the terms of contracts signed by state-owned enterprises and private mining companies are. In August 2018, Digvijay Singh, then a member of Parliament, asked the government to determine whether it was possible to accede to RTI applications for MDO agreements or to disclose “details of the main terms and conditions of all these agreements.” In her order, she stated that the information, since it concerned the country`s natural resources, was of great public interest. It gave the state authorities 30 days to submit a copy of the MDO agreement and official contract records. There are currently 16 known MDO agreements for 21 coal blocks. PsUs, which are part of these agreements, include state-owned enterprises such as Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Limited, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited. The Commission placed its orders with the Chhattisgarh Rajya Vidyut Nigam Limited (CRVNL), the state-owned electricity company twice refused to share a copy of the contract and government documents on the formulation and acceptance of the MDO agreement. Piyush Goyal, then Coal Minister, responded by saying: “The provisions of the 2005 Right to Information and the advertising obligations in model contract contracts apply to such agreements.” With M/s L-T, Chennai, on 31.10.2013, an agreement was signed for the installation of 2.5 mtpa of capacity (in addition to current capacity) new ore transload facility with mechanized car loading system in Daitari, with an estimated project cost of about Rs,000 crore, taking into account the pricing of the coasting.