National Coal Index

Commercial Mining of Coal Blocks has been approved by the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs. In the auction process, the National Coal Index (NCI) and Representative Prices (RP) would play very important role. The concept and design of the Index as well as the Representative Prices have been developed by the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. The present guidelines give the technical details which are to be followed at different stages of compilation of NCI and RP in conformity with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Ministry of Coal.

Brief Ingredients of NCI and RP: NCI is a price index combining the prices of coal from all the sales channels- Notified Prices, Auction Prices and Import Prices.
The Majority of coal is sold through the Notified Prices. For Non-Coking Coal, CIL fixes notified prices for each grade. There is price discrimination as to the Regulated Sector and Non- Regulated Sector (NRS). Again, due to cost considerations, different Notified Price dispensation has been made for WCL coal. Similarly, SCCL also notifies prices for different grades of coal- with price differentiation between Regulated and Non- Regulated Sectors. In respect of Coking Coal, only certain Subsidiaries of CIL are producing. The power of notifying the prices of Coking Coal has been delegated to the Subsidiaries. The Notified Prices of each grade of coal for Regulated and NRS and for CIL (Except WCL), WCL and SCCL for Non-Coking Coal and Notified Prices for Coking Coal of different Subsidiaries of different grades-for Regulated Sector as well as NRS would be taken for the purpose of NCI as well as the RP.

Apart from sales at Notified Prices, CIL and SCCL undertake e-Auction of Coal on different platforms- MSTC and Junction. For this purpose, a set of schemes are there meant for a particular type of customer. The auction is conducted each month. Also, CIL undertakes Linkage Auction for NRS. For the purpose of NCI and RP, the Unit Value of Coal of different Grades from auction (of CIL only) would be taken into account. The auction, for this purpose, means both e-auction and Linkage Auction.

The third component of the NCI and RP is the Import Prices. For compilation of both, only imports of specific types of coal from specified countries would be taken into consideration. For each month, the quantity of import and its value would be collected from DGCIS and from these two values, Unit Value of Coal would be computed for its use in NCI as well as RP.

Data Collection: Duty of collection of different types of price data rests completely on the DDG Office. DDG has to pursue with the Officers of Marketing Division, CIL and DGCIS to make best efforts to collect the data within the expressed time limits. In order to get the Notified Prices of Coking Coal, regular interaction is done by the DDG with CIL for the coking coal prices of BCCL, CCL, ECL and WCL, whose data are relevant for the purpose.

The NCI is released by the Ministry every month.

S.N Title Attachment Date
1 National Coal Index Base year 2017-2018 (provisional) for the month of May 2024 Downloads
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16/07/2024
2 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of April 2024 Downloads
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13/06/2024
3 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of March 2024 Downloads
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09/05/2024
4 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of February 2024 Downloads
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05/04/2024
5 Final NCI (Base 2017-18) and RP for the financial year 2022-23 Downloads
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15/03/2024
6 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of January 2024 Downloads
File Size :3.33 MB
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15/03/2024
7 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of December 2023 Downloads
File Size :2.37 MB
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06/02/2024
8 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of Oct 2023 and Nov 2023 Downloads
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04/01/2024
9 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of September 2023 Downloads
File Size :3.06 MB
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30/10/2023
10 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of August, 2023 Downloads
File Size :1.99 MB
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11/10/2023
11 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of July-2023 Downloads
File Size :2.14 MB
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04/09/2023
12 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of June-2023 Downloads
File Size :2.04 MB
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31/07/2023
13 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of May 2023 Downloads
File Size :2.07 MB
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30/07/2023
14 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18(provisional) for the month of April 2023 Downloads
File Size :1.96 MB
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30/05/2023
15 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of March-2023 Downloads
File Size :1.83 MB
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27/04/2023
16 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of February-2023 Downloads
File Size :1.8 MB
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31/03/2023
17 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of Jan 2023 Downloads
File Size :1.94 MB
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02/03/2023
18 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of December 2022 Downloads
File Size :1.97 MB
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02/02/2023
19 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of November-2022 Downloads
File Size :1.92 MB
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03/01/2023
20 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of October-2022 Downloads
File Size :1.93 MB
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05/12/2022
21 Final National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) and RP from April-2021 to March-2022 Downloads
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31/10/2022
22 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of September-2022 Downloads
File Size :1.85 MB
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31/10/2022
23 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of Aug 2022 Downloads
File Size :2 MB
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11/10/2022
24 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of July-2022 Downloads
File Size :1.94 MB
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30/08/2022
25 Furnishing of comments / suggestions / observations on the draft National Lignite Index issued by Ministry of Coal Downloads
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30/08/2022
26 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of June-2022 Downloads
File Size :1.95 MB
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02/08/2022
27 Roll Out of National Lignite Index with Base Year 2021-22 Downloads
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20/07/2022
28 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of May-2022 Downloads
File Size :2.02 MB
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29/06/2022
29 National Coal Index with Base Year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of April 2022 Downloads
File Size :1.78 MB
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02/06/2022
30 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of March-2022 Downloads
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29/04/2022
31 National Coal Index with Base year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of March-2022 Downloads
File Size :2.11 MB
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29/04/2022
32 National Coal Index with Base Year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of February-2022 Downloads
File Size :2.11 MB
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31/03/2022
33 National Coal Index with Base Year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of January-2022 Downloads
File Size :1.99 MB
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14/03/2022
34 National Coal Index with Base Year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of December-2021 Downloads
File Size :1.99 MB
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01/02/2022
35 National Coal Index with Base Year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of November-2021 Downloads
File Size :1.97 MB
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28/01/2022
36 National Coal Index with Base Year 2017-18 (provisional) for the month of October-2021 Downloads
File Size :1.95 MB
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01/12/2021
37 National Coal Index with Base 2017-18(Provisional) for the month of Sept 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.83 MB
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18/11/2021
38 National Coal Index (Final)(Base 2017-18) and RP(Final) from Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 Downloads
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18/11/2021
39 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of August, 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.82 MB
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30/09/2021
40 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of Jujy, 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.88 MB
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31/08/2021
41 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of June, 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.79 MB
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27/07/2021
42 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of May, 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.78 MB
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29/06/2021
43 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of April 2021. Downloads
File Size :1.81 MB
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28/05/2021
44 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of March 2021. Downloads
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29/04/2021
45 Presentation on National Coal Index during the Pre-Bid Meeting held on 26.04.2021 Downloads
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27/04/2021
46 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of February 2021. Downloads
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30/03/2021
47 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of January 2021 Downloads
File Size :1.74 MB
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05/03/2021
48 Revised Standard Operating Procedure in respect of National Coal Index Downloads
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05/03/2021
49 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of December 2020 Downloads
File Size :787.66 KB
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19/02/2021
50 National Coal Index (Base 2017-18) for the month of November 2020 Downloads
File Size :1.59 MB
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14/01/2021