PC Parakh the former Coal Secretary has written a book to reveal the truth about the Coal blocks allotment. His book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths will keep your eyes wide opened with the secrets revealed and what the government did to give profit to it known people.
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India., April 18, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - PC Parakh's Book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths has been written with reference to the controversy of the Coal blocks allotment that were given only to the private companies. Soon the government's finance watchdog- the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) go tot know the government allotted the coal blocks to their favorites thus avoiding the open and competitive bidding of the project that could given the government more revenue than anyone would have imagined. CAG came to a conclusion that India went through a loss of $30 billion / 1.86 lakh crore which the private companies had earned in this process. This was known to be the biggest scam ever in the history of India.
The case went up to CBI who filed an FIR against Coal Secretary- PC Parakh and Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Parakh by this time was a reputed civil servant and was known to people for over three decades. The Coal Ministry was was supposed to be the last posting in his sterling career and he was a known top bureaucrat. This FIR was a big news in the Civil Services and the corporate India and people were angry at it. This books tells a lot about the working pattern of the top notch politicians. The coal ministry with our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mamta Banerjee, Shibu Soren and others. Did Parakh learn a lesson and what was that lesson? Read to know what Parakh wants to share about the facts of the Coal Scam.
About the Author: Prakash Chandra Prarakh popularly known as PC Parakh was born in Rajasthan. He studied at IIT Roorkee, and went for further studies to University of Bath in UK. He has worked with National Mineral Development Corporation and Hindustan Copper Limited as Mining Geologist before he joined the Civil Services in 1969. He was allotted the Andhra Pradesh Cadre as an IAS Officer where he handled many departments. In March 2005 he became the Secretary in Coal and retired in December 2005.