Report No. 250
56. Coal Mines (Taking Over of Management) Act, Act 15 of 1973
Recommendation: Repeal, subject to factual verification that this Act has served its purpose.
The Act provided for the taking over, in the public interest, of the management of coal mines pending nationalisation. The Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act was passed in May, 1973 making the present act redundant. Hence, the Central Government should repeal this Act subject to factual verification that this Act has served its purpose. A suitable savings clause should be inserted in the repealing Act. Act has been recommended for repeal by the PC Jain Commission Report (Appendix A-1).