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(ii)  The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

Powers

(A) STATUTORY POWERS OF IBM OFFICERS:

Statutory powers as per provisions of The Mines and Minerals(Development  & Regulation) Act,1957 [(MM(DR) Act,1957]            

1. Power of entry and inspection of Mines.

The following officers are authorized :- [Section 24(1) of MM(DR) Act, 1957]

  1. Controller General
  2. Chief Controller of  Mines
  3. Controller of Mines
  4. Regional Controller of Mines
  5. Deputy Controller of Mines
  6. Senior Assistant Controller of Mines
  7. Assistant Controller of Mines
  8. Assistant Mining Engineer (Attached to MCCM Division)
  9. Chief Mining Geologist
  10. Superintending Mining Geologist
  11. Regional Mining Geologist (Attached to MCCM Division)
  12. Senior Mining Geologist (Attached to MCCM Division)
  13. Junior Mining Geologist (Attached to MCCM Division)
  14. Assistant Mining Geologist (Attached to MCCM Division)

2.  Power to prefer Complaint. The following officers are authorized: - [Section 22 of MM (DR) Act, 1957]

  1. Controller General
  2. Chief Controller of  Mines
  3. Controller of Mines
  4. Regional Controller of Mines
  5. Deputy Controller of Mines
  6. Senior Assistant Controller of Mines
  7. Assistant Controller of Mines
  8. Chief Mineral Economist
  9. Chief of Mineral Statistics
  10. Superintending Mineral Economist(Int.)
  11. Mineral Economist(Int.)
  12. Mineral Economist (Statistics)
  13. Deputy Mineral Economist (Statistics)
  14. Deputy Mineral Economist (Int.)
  15. Assistant Mineral Economist (Statistics)
  16. Assistant Mineral Economist (Int.)
  17. Senior Mining Geologist (Attached to MCCM Division)
  18. Junior Mining Geologist (Attached to MCCM Division)

3.   Approval of mining plan. The following officers are authorized: [Section 5(2)(b) of MM (DR) Act,1957]

  1. Controller General
  2. Chief Controller of Mines
  3. Controller of Mines
  4. Regional Controller of Mines

4.  Power of entry and inspection. The following officers are authorized: [ Section 10 of Environment Protection Act, 1986]

  1. Controller General of Indian Bureau of Mines - Appointed under MM(DR) Act,1957
  2. Chief Controller of Mines - Appointed under MM(DR) Act,1957
  3. Controller of Mines - Appointed under MM(DR) Act,1957
  4. Regional Controller of Mines - Appointed under MM(DR) Act,1957
  5. Deputy Controller of Mines - Appointed under MM(DR) Act,1957

5.   Authorization of officers to perform functions under various rules of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules,1988. The following officers are authorized:-

  1. Chief Controller of Mines - 4(1), (h), 4(2) (b), 6, 21 (3), 26(1), 26(4), 42(6), (a), (b),  & (c), 42(7), 47 and 63
  2. Controller of Mines - 4(2) (b), 9(2), 10(2), 12(4), 20(1), 20(2), 20(3), 21(3), 2(6), (a), (b) & (c), 47 &  63               
  3. Chief Mining Geologist  - 4(1) (h), 6 and 63
  4. Regional Controller of Mines - 6, 9(2), 10(2), 20(1), 20(2), 20(3), 21(3), 23(1), 23(4),   28(6) (b), 41(2) (a) & (b) & 63
  5. Deputy Controller of Mines - 21(3)  and 63
  6. Assistant Controller of Mines - 21(3) and 63
  7. Assistant Mining Engineer - 21(3) and 63.

CODIFIED  DUTIES :

MINING DISCIPLINE:

CONTROLLER GENERAL

The Controller General is Head of Indian Bureau of Mines and is responsible for direction, monitoring and control of five divisions namely Mines Control & Conservation of Minerals Division, Ore Dressing Division, Technical Consultancy Division, Mineral Economics Division, Training, Mining Research & Publications Division, besides the Administration division.  The Department has three Ore Dressing Laboratories and Pilot Plants at Nagpur, Ajmer & Bangalore and 12 Regional Offices located at Chennai, Bangalore, Ajmer, Udaipur, Dehradun, Ranchi, Goa, Kolkatta, Jabalpur, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad & Nagpur Regional Office and two Sub-Regional Offices located at Guwahati & Nellore.  He has responsibility for administration of Mineral Conservation and Development Act in the Mines of Ferrous, Non-Ferros and Industrial Minerals.  He renders advice to the Government on all matters relating to Mining and Mineral Industries including formulation of policy and programmes for exploration and development of Mineral deposits, policy for import of minerals and metals, grant and renewal of Mining Leases, fixation of rent, royalty and cess, minimum wages, legal cases relating to Mineral Rights, matters connected with exploration and exploitation of marine mineral resources, etc. He is member of the Organising Committee of the All World Mining Congress.  He is a member of the Selection Committee for National Mineral Award and National Safety Award.  He is a member of the Expert Committee (Mining) constituted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India for appraisal of Mining projects from environmental angle

CHIEF CONTROLLER OF MINES

Supervising and co-ordinating the work pertaining to the entire Mines Control & Conservation of Mineral Division (MCCM) and he is responsible for the achievements of the target set for the division.  Guiding the officers of the division in technical and administrative aspects of their work.  To issue directives for maintaining uniformity of approach, adoption of clear cut objectives and monitor and supervise the work of all sub-regional, regional  and zonal offices of MCCM Division.  To examine and process the revision applications against the order issued by the sub-ordinate officers.  To ensure uniformity of approach by all regional Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week Committees etc.

To assist the Controller General, IBM in the various technical and administrative matters and give advise on policy formulation, project implementation of various activities of the department.

CONTROLLER OF MINES

The post of Controller of Mines (COM) is the third highest post in Mining Discipline in IBM.  There are 5 sanctioned posts of COM in IBM.  3 posts will fall vacant in the year 2005-06.  The COM are responsible in supervising inspection of mines for systematic development of mines, conservation of minerals and protection of mines environment under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and rules made there under.  To prefer court complaints for violations of Mines and Minerals (Development & regulation) Act and rules made there under.  To inspect and to collect the samples under Environment (Protection)Act, 1986.  To advise the mine owners on the adoption of appropriate technology for prospecting and mining; utilisation of low grade minerals and rejects; protection of environment in mining areas; beneficiation of minerals.  To undertake site inspections in connection with processing of mining plan/scheme of mining and to approval the same.  To monitor the mining activities in accordance with the approved mining plan/s scheme of mining.  To process stopping proposals for underground mines.  Technical data processing and retrieval as and when required.

REGIONAL CONTROLLER OF MINES

Supervising and coordinating the work including administrative work pertaining to a region of Mines Control & Conservation of Mineral Division and guiding the officers of the Region in all technical matters.  Assisting the Controller of Mines, in the various technical and administrative matters as and when necessary.  Inspection of Mines for systematic development of mines, conservation of minerals and protection of mines environment under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and rules made there under.  To prefer court complaints for violations of Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act and rules made there under.  To inspect and to collect the samples under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.  To advise the mine owners on the adoption of appropriate technology for prospecting and mining; utilisation of low grade minerals and rejects; protection of environment of mining areas; beneficiation of minerals.  To undertake site inspections in connection with processing of mining plan/scheme of mining and to approve the same.  To monitor the mining activities in accordance with the approved mining plan/scheme of mining.  To process stoping proposals in underground mines and to organise Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Weeks in a region annually.  Technical data processing and retrieval as and when required. 

DEPUTY CONTROLLER OF MINES

Inspection of Mines for systematic development, conservation of minerals and protection of mines environment under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and rules made there under.  To prefer court complaints for violations of Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act and rules made there under.  To inspect and to collect the samples under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.  To advise the mine owners on the adoption of appropriate technology for prospecting and mining; to advise on beneficiation and utilisation of sub marginal  grade ore and rejects; protection of environment in mining areas.  To undertake site inspections in connection with processing of mining plan/scheme of mining.  To approve the scheme of mining in respect of category 'B' mines as and when empowered.  To monitor the mining activities in accordance with the approved mining plan/scheme of mining.  To process stoping proposals for underground mines.  Technical data processing and retrieval as and when required. 

SENIOR ASSISTANT CONTROLLER OF MINES

Inspection of Mines for systematic development of mines, conservation of minerals and protection of mines environment under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and rules made there under.  To prefer court complaints for violations of Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act and rules made there under.  To advise the mine owners on the adoption of appropriate technology for prospecting and mining; utilization of low grade minerals and rejects, protection of environment in mining areas, beneficiation of minerals.  To undertake site inspections in connection with processing of mining plan/scheme of mining and examination of mining plans.  To monitor the mining activities in accordance with the approved mining plan/scheme of mining.  To process stoping proposals for underground mines.  Technical data processing and retrieval as and when required. 

ASSISTANT CONTROLLER OF MINES

Inspection of Mines for systematic development, conservation of minerals and protection of mines environment under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and rules made there under. To prefer court complaints for violations of Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act and rules made there under. To advise the mine owners on the adoption of appropriate technology for prospecting and mining; utilization of low grade minerals and rejects, protection of environment in mining areas, beneficiation of minerals. To monitor the mining activities in accordance with the approved mining plan/scheme of mining. Technical data processing and retrieval as and when required. 

ASSISTANT MINING ENGINEER

Inspection of mines for systematic development, conservation of minerals and protection of mines environment under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and rules made there under.  To assist senior officers in inspection, field work, and report preparation. Technical data processing and retrieval as and when required.

GEOLOGY DISCIPLINE:

CHIEF MINING GEOLOGIST

Planning and Programming of the mineral conservation & Development studies/ inspection of mines and Technical guidance to Mining-Geologist of MCCM division including GM&MM Cell in relation to geological activities and the overall activities of the Department.  Periodic visits to the field / Regional / Zonal Offices to render guidance to the Mining Geologists & inspection of mines as & when required for enforcement of MCDR.  Co-ordination in dealing with important aspects of mineral conservation arising out of various IBM inspections/studies and also emanating from mine owners, exploration and development agencies of State & Central Govt. and NRIs / MNCs.  To act as Nodal officer in respect of monitoring of reconnaissance/prospecting operations over large areas & co-ordination with State Governments in relation to acquisition & dissemination of data as per provisions of the rules.  Organise special studies to be carried out in relation to specific references received i.e. Ministry's etc.

Monitoring environmental & ecological aspects emanating from Mining Plan/Mining Scheme & Feasibility Reports.  Co-ordination in preparation / updation of National Mineral Inventory (NMI) of leasehold areas on regular basis.

SUPTDG. MINING GEOLOGIST

To assist Chief Mining Geologist in Planning & Programming of the mining geological activities of the MCCM Division in relation to the overall activities.  Periodic visits to the field to render guidance to the officers.  Carrying out to the MCDR inspections/studies for enforcement of MCDR-1988.  Organise special studies to be carried out in relation to specific reference received in the respective zone.  Finalise the mining geological study/inspection reports emanating from the Zonal offices and follow-up action.  Supervise the preparation of mineral maps at the Head Quarter and also preparation of National Mineral Inventory in respect of leaseholds on regular basis.  To examine / inspect geological and environmental / ecological aspects of mining plan/scheme and to furnish comments on the same.

REGIONAL MINING GEOLOGIST

Assisting CMG/SgMG in finalising the programme of work (geological aspects) in respect of Zonal/Regional offices. Co-ordination of the Annual Programme of Mining geologists of Regional/Zonewise for initiating necessary action in terms of mineral conservation and development aspects. Supervision and technical guidance to Mining Geologists in execution of their work i.e. integrated geological studies and MCDR inspections and follow-up action.  Supervise preparation of National Mineral Inventory of Leaseholds on regular basis.

SENIOR MINING GEOLOGIST

Conducting Integrated Geological Studies for appraisal of mineral deposits and also to undertake MCDR inspection of mines in any part of the country and abroad.  Conducting techno-economic feasibility studies and scrutiny of mining plan/mining schemes and examination of stopping proposals, and environmental studies. Periodic updation of National Mineral Inventory of leasehold areas.  Guiding and supervision the work of such officers who are placed under him. 

JUNIOR MINING GEOLOGIST

Conducting Integrated Geological Studies and studies for appraisal of mineral deposits through inspection of mines in any part of India under the provision of MCDE.  Periodic updation of National Mineral Inventory of leasehold areas.  Inspection of Prospecting Licence area and stopping proposals, mine environmental/Pollution Control; techno-economic feasibility studies of the deposit and scrutiny of mining plan/scheme, etc.  Guiding and supervising the work of such officers who are placed under him. 

ASSISTANT MINING GEOLOGIST

Conducting special integrated studies and other studies for appraisal of mineral deposits through inspection mines under provision of MCDR. Carrying out studies such as mine environmental/pollution control; techno-economic feasibility studies of the deposit. Periodic updation of National Mineral Inventory of leasehold area.

ASSISTANT DRAWING OFFICER

Incharge of drawing section dealing with preparation of Mines & Mineral Maps.  Tracing jobs & preparation & producing of charts etc.  He is directly responsible for proper security & accounting of classified topo-sheets.

SURVEY OFFICER

Supervision and the guidance of the surveyor working on various assignments both in the field as well as in Headquarters with a view to ensure accuracy of the survey work.  Co-ordination to the work of surveying carried out as a part of the various survey assignments in progress.   Periodical checking of the survey instruments including attending to their permanent adjustments with to maintain the survey instruments in efficient working condition at all times.  Identification of repair works required in survey instruments, arranging for the same and checking of the repaired survey instruments with a view to ensure that repairs have been carried out satisfactorily.

MINERAL ECONOMICS DISCIPLINE:

CHIEF MINERAL ECONOMIST

The Chief Mineral Economist is the head of the Mineral Economics Division.  He is Overall administration of Mineral Economics Division.  To guide the officers of ME Division in effective performance.  To advise the Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines, on matters related to mineral policy formulation, mineral legislation; export-import policy, etc.   Preparation and release of various publications of the division like Indian Minerals Year Book, Bulletin on Mineral Information, Directory of Mining Leases, Market Survey on Minerals and Metals. Interpretation of Laws related to minerals and advising the Government on such related matters.

Preparation and Periodical updation of National Mineral Inventory.  Attending various Committees like Central Geological Programming Board, Mineral Advisory Board as representative of Indian Bureau of Mines and make suggestions for solving problems of Mining Industry.  Periodical revision of royalty structure and preparation of reports thereof.   Analysis of World Mining Laws, tax structure and preparation of reports thereof.

SUPDTG. MINERAL ECONOMIST (INT.)

To supervise the work of preparation and periodical updation of National Mineral Inventory.  Conducting Market Survey studies on Mineral and Metals and Compilation of statistics related to non-ferrous metals. To supervise the activities related to publication of Indian Minerals Year Book.  To supervise the activities related to mineral information and advisory services which includes collection, Compilation and dissemination of data pertaining to Mines, Minerals and Metals.  To supervise the activities related to Mineral Legislation, Bulletin on Mineral Information, Mining Lease and World Mineral Intelligence.

MINERAL ECONOMIST (INT.)

Preparation and periodical updation of National Mineral Inventory.  The work involves data collection, compilation, tabulation, processing and scrutiny from different sources, synthesis, Computer data entry, output gerieration of deposit-wise inventory and summary output; sale of inventory, classification of reserves according to end-use; adoption and implementation of international mineral classification.   Preparation and release of the Indian Minerals Year Book.  This work involves data collection from consuming units, exploration units, ports, railways, beneficiation plants, etc; data processing, tabulation, scrutiny and preparation of mineral wise reviews incorporating the details of resources, production, consumption, trade, stock, World review, use pattern, specification, etc.   To conduct market surveys on mineral and metals which involves data collection by questionnaires and field visits; data compilation and processing and scrutiny.  The various aspects covered in market survey reports include use patters, industry specification, demand-supply resource position, consumption pattern, beneficiation and World markets.   To collect, compile, process and analyse the data on mines, minerals, metals and mineral based industries for attending to the querries from the Government like Parliament questions, references from ministries and querries from the general public.

DEPUTY MINERAL ECONOMIST (INT.)

To supervise the work of Asstt. Mineral Economists and Mineral Officers related to collection, compilation, tabulation and analysis of data pertaining to mines, minerals, mineral based industries, exploration agencies, etc. for preparation of notes, reports, reviews, etc. for preparation of various publication like Indian Mineral Year Book, Bulletin on Mineral Information, Market Survey Reports, Consumption of Copper-Lead-Zinc, etc; preparation and periodical updation of NMI; for replying Parliament Questions, Ministry References and querries from general public; preparation and periodical updation of Directory of Mining Leases; matters related to Mineral Advisory Board.

ASSISTANT MINERAL ECONOMIST (INT.)

Collection, compilation, tabulation and processing of data for preparation of various publications like Indian Minerals Year Book, Bulletin on Mineral Information, Market Survey.   Preparation of notes and comments for replying to references received from the Government and the public on matters related to Mines, Minerals and Metals.  Preparation and periodical updation of National Mineral Inventory.  Preparation of directory of mining leases.  Preparation of reports on royalty, taxation, legal framework etc.

MINERAL OFFICER (INT.)

Collection, compilation, Processing and tabulation of data received from mineral producers, consumers, exploration agencies, State Directorates of Geology and Mining, State Directorates of Industries, etc. required for various activities of the Division.

CHIEF EDITOR

The Chief Editor is the Head of the Publication and printing unit of Indian Bureau of Mines and will be responsible for planning, co-ordination and guiding of all aspects of publication work, namely maintenance of Printing and Publication machinery, editing, printing, distribution and sales and also laying down and implementing high editorial, printing and reproduction standards for departmental technical publication.

SENIOR EDITOR       

To supervise and direct the work of the Publication unit of the Bureau, undertaking editing of the reports of the I.B.M. preparation of technical digests, publication of research bulletins, monographs, etc. and such other technical reports preparation of publicity brochures, bringing out the quarterly journal of the bureau and such other publication work as may be considered.

EDITOR

Preparation of layouts, cover designing and proof reading, control of Bureau's Printing Presses to which the Bureau's printing indents are passed on, bringing out the monthly, quarterly and annual reports of I.B.M. and Planning the publicity for the publication of the Bureau.

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Editing the technical publications Documentation and dissemination of technical literature information.  Abstracting technical literature, Printing and Publication.

ASSISTANT LIBRARY & INFORMATION OFFICER

To organize the Library & reference service including the expansion of the library.  To correspond with the publishing houses for purchase of books.  To examine suggestion received for purchase of books.  Supervise the work of Regional Libraries. 

 

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