Indian Bare Acts

THE COKING COAL MINES (NATIONALIZATION) ACT, 1972

Title : THE COKING COAL MINES (NATIONALIZATION) ACT, 1972

Year : 1972



(1) The general superintendence, direction, control and management of the affairs and business of a coking coal mine or coke oven plant, the right, title and interest of an owner in relation to which have vested in the Central Government under section 4or section 5, as the case may be, shall-

(a) In the case of a coking coal mine or coke oven plant, in relation to which a direction has been made by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 7, vest in the Government company specified in such direction, or

(b) In the case of a coking coal mine or coke oven plant, in relation to which no such direction has been made by the Central Government vest in one or more Custodians appointed by the Central Government, under sub-section (2),and thereupon the Government company so specified or the Custodian so appointed, as the case maybe, shall be entitled to exercise all such powers and do all such things as the owner of the coking coal mine or coke oven plant is authorised to exercise and do.

(2) The Central Government may appoint an individual or a Government company as the Custodian of a coking coal mine or coke oven plant in relation to which no direction has been made by it under sub-section (1) of section 7.



(1) On the vesting of the management of a coking coal mine or coke oven plant in a Government company or on the appointment of a Custodian, all persons in charge of the management of such coking coal mine or coke oven plant immediately before such vesting or appointment, shall be bound to deliver to the Government company or Custodian, as the case may be, all assets, books of account, registers or other documents in their custody relating to the coking coal mine or coke oven plant, and any contract, whether express or implied, providing for the management of the coking coal mine or coke oven plant made before the appionted day between such persons and the owners of such coking coal mine or coke oven plant, shall be deemed to have terminated on the date on which the management of the coking coal mine or coke oven plant vests in the Government company or the Custodian so appointed.

(2) The Central Government may issue such directions as it may deem desirable in the circumstances of the case to the Government company or Custodian as to its or his powers and duties and the Government company or Custodian may, also if it or he so desires, apply to the Central Government at any time for instructions as to the manner in which the management of the coking coal mine or coke oven plant shall be conducted by it, or him or in relation to any other arising in the course of such management.

(3) The Custodian shall receive from the funds of the coking coal mine or coke oven plant, as the case may be, in relation to which he or it is the Custodian, such remuneration as the Central Government may fix and shall hold office during the pleasure of the Central Government.



The Custodian of every coking coal mine or coke oven plant shall maintain the accounts of such mine or plant in such manner and under such conditions as may be prescribed.

Last updated on August, 2016

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