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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders stringent steps for transparent e-auction of 56 mines

A fresh notification for the e-auction of these mines would be issued next week, with a stringent checklist to be provided online for strict compliance by the prospective bidders

punjab Updated: Jun 10, 2017 22:08 IST
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT File Photo)

A day after the cancellation of the June 11 e-auction of 56 sand mines, Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed the mining department to take all steps to ensure fair and transparent auction, which will now be held in the first week of July.

A fresh notification for the e-auction of these mines would be issued next week, with a stringent checklist to be provided online for strict compliance by the prospective bidders, an official spokesperson said.

The checklist aims at ensuring impartial, just and fair dealing through the entire auction process, said the spokesperson, adding that the chief minister has made it clear that any deviation from norms would be dealt with strictly.

Amarinder is himself keeping a close watch on the auction-related activities, which will be monitored by neutral and independent officials from the judiciary and other departments, the spokesperson said.

While registering for participation in the e-auction, the bidder would have to ensure that all the conditions in the tender document are strictly adhered to, added the spokesperson.