Organisation of the Ministry of Mines
The Ministry of Mines is responsible for survey and exploration of
all minerals, other than natural gas, petroleum and atomic minerals; for mining and
metallurgy of non-ferrous metals like aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, nickel etc. and
for administration of the Mines and Minerals ( Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 in
respect of all mines and minerals other than coal, natural gas, petroleum and atomic
Headed by the Secretary, the Ministry of Mines comprises an
Additional Secretary, an Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, who is common for the
Department of Steel and Ministry of Mines, two Joint Secretaries, one Adviser (S&T),
five Directors, three Deputy Secretaries, one Senior Principal Private Secretary, five
Under Secretaries, one Deputy Director (Official Language), one Principal Private
Secretary, fifteen Section Officers, seven Private Secretaries, one Junior Scientific
Officer and one Assistant Director (Official Language). Besides this, the Ministry has a
technical wing comprising one Industrial Adviser, one Additional Industrial Adviser, two
Development Officers and two Additional Development Officers. The total number of
sanctioned posts for the Secretariat of the Ministry of Mines is 51 Gazetted and 198
Non-Gazetted posts. In addition, there is a Chief Controller of Accounts assisted by a Pay
and Accounts Officer and 35 Non-Gazetted staff in the Pay & Accounts Office.
Subjects Allocated to the Ministry of Mines
1.1 (i) Legislation for regulation of mines and development of
minerals within the territory of India, including mines and minerals underlying the ocean
within the territorial waters or the continental shelf, or the Exclusive Economic Zone and
other Maritime Zones of India as may be specified from time to time by or under any law
made by the Parliament.
(ii) Regulation of mines and development of minerals other than
coal, lignite and sand for stowing and any mineral declared as prescribed substances for
the purposes of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 (33 of 1962) under the control of the Union as
declared by law, including questions concerning regulation and development of minerals in
various states and the matter connected therewith or incidental thereto.
1.2 All other metals and minerals not specifically allotted to any
other Ministry/Department such as aluminium, zinc, copper, gold, diamond, lead and nickel.
1.3 Planning, development and control of and assistance to all
industries dealt with by the Ministry.
|Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research
Development and Design Centre, Nagpur.
|National Institute of Rock Mechanics, Kolar.
|National Institute of Miners' Health, Kolar.