Khattar waives dues from March 25 to April 19 for affected mining operators due to Covid-19 pandemic

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Khattar waives dues from March 25 to April 19 for affected mining operators due to Covid-19 pandemic

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Considering difficulties faced by the mining sector in the State due to Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions imposed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced to  waive of the dues on account of contract money / dead rent and Rehabilitation and Restoration (R & R)  fund for the period from March 25, 2020 to April 19, 2020 from all such mineral concession holders who were operating mines at the time when lockdown was imposed.

Khattar, who was presiding over a meeting with the mining contractors of the State, said that the same will be subject to the condition that the proportionate production for said 26 days is reduced from approved capacity.  The Mines and Geology Minister Mool Chand Sharma was also present in the meeting.

The Chief Minister further announced that the interest on non-payment of the pending dues, if any, pending as on March 24, 2020 for the period 26 days would also be waived off, as a one-time relief package.

He said that  mining contractors/ lease holders in case of seeking surrender (Un- conditional request) of lease/contract will be allowed the same subject to condition that they submit an application with No dues certificate up to the calendar month and  also pay surrender fee equal to one-month dead rent/ contract money as surrender fee. However, such surrender fee would be equal to two months dues in case applications are submitted during June 1 to September 15 (Monsoon period).

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