Allegations have been raised about the involvement between ministry officials and the mafia. Several discrepancies were detected during audits. A former chairman had misused his authority at the behest of the mafia to promote a lady official who allegedly accepted bribes. Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goel has made it very clear that he will not hesitate to sack even the directors if they were found to be helping unscrupulous traders or indulging in nepotism.