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India: CCI Asks coal company to ‘Cease, Desist’

 |  February 17, 2015

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has again directed Coal India Ltd to “cease and desist” from unfair business ways after finding the state-owned miner violated fair trade norms with respect to dry fuel supply.

CIL, the country’s largest coal producer, has been censured by the competition watchdog in 2013. In its 38-page order dated February 16, the commission while agreeing with the findings of its Director General said that Coal India and Western Coalfields have “imposed unfair and discriminatory conditions relating to quality, sampling & analysis, stones and oversized coal”.

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