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Security features for Meghalaya coal challans for validation

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The government is mulling introduction of high security barcodes and tamper proof holograms in challans issued for of coal to prevent revenue loss, Conrad K informed the Assembly today.

was banned by the (NGT) in 2014, but there is huge quantity of extracted coal lying in different areas of the state and fake challans are being used by a section of traders, said.

The NGT allowed of coal after payment of royalty and obtaining a special permit - the Mineral Transport Challan (MTC) - as the NGT felt that these extracted stock of coal has the potential to degrade the environment, the said.

"The government is mulling to introduce enhanced security features such as barcode with hologram, tamper evident hologram" in for authentication, said replying to a call attention motion moved by Opposition MLA H M Shangpliang.

A number of counterfeit have been detected in checkgates in various districts such as North Garo Hills, West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi, he said adding that the security features being thought of are difficult to forge.

In one instance, one person was found with 100 fake at the at Jowai in West Jaintia Hills district.

The assured the Assembly of taking exemplary action against the use of counterfeit MTCs which results in revenue loss to the state.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:05 IST