Draft Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 2019

Feb 28, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) on February 20, 2020, issues the draft Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 2019 in supersession of the Metalliferous Mines Regulations, 1961 to deal with matters for the prevention of possible dangers in mining in India. These Regulations shall apply includes every mine other than a coal or an oil mine.

The draft regulations specifies that the owner, agent or manager of a mine shall submit a notice for commencement of any mining operation under Mines Act, 1952, to the Chief Inspector and a copy thereof to the Regional Inspector in the Form and method as may be specified by the Chief Inspector accompanied by a plan showing the boundaries of the mine and the shafts or openings of the mine, tri-junction or revenue pillars and other prominent and permanent surface features. Once the mine is opened, the owner, agent or manager shall forthwith communicate the actual date of opening to the Chief Inspector, the Regional Inspector and to the District Magistrate. The owner, agent or manager shall submit the annual returns in respect of the preceding year in the Form and method as may be specified on or before February 01 in every year. At the time of dangerous occurrence or accident causing loss of life or serious bodily injury in connection with any mining operation; or a readily identifiable event with potential to cause an injury to persons at work, the owner shall  inform the Regional Inspector about the occurrence by telephone, fax, e-mails or by special messenger within 24 hours of every such occurrence.

Any person likely to be affected thereby by the draft Regulations, are requested for objections or suggestions, if any, within a period of three months from the date on which the copies of this Notification as published in the Gazette of India, are made available to the public. The objections and suggestions, if any, may be sent to the Under Secretary to the Government of India, ISH-II, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi- 110001.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 138(E)]


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