MINERAL CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT RULES, 1988 CHAPTER II

As ammended upto 18.01.2000
New Delhi, the 24th October, 1988
Reconnaissance Operations

3A. Scheme of reconnaissance:

    Every holder of a reconnaissance permit shall submit to the Controller General and the Regional Controller or the authorised officer within a period of sixty days from the date of execution of the reconnaissance permit, a scheme of reconnaissance operations indicating the manner in which he proposes to carry out reconnaissance operations in the area covered by the permit and in particular: -
    1. particulars of the area such as aerial extent, boundaries;
    2. the scale of the plan and the area of geological mapping; and
    3. the particulars of the machines and instruments to be used.

3B. Modification of scheme of reconnaissance:

  1. A reconnaissance scheme prepared and submitted under rule 3A may be modified at any time on geological considerations by the holder of a reconnaissance permit during continuance of the reconnaissance permit.
  2. Any modification carried out under sub-rule (1) shall be intimated to the Controller General and the Regional Controller or the authorised officer by the holder of reconnaissance permit within a period of fifteen days.

3C. Reconnaissance operations to be carried out in accordance with the scheme of reconnaissance:

Every holder of the reconnaissance permit shall carry out the reconnaissance operations in accordance with the scheme of reconnaissance submitted under rule 3A or with such modifications, if any, as intimated under rule 3B, or as directed by the Controller General or Regional Controller or the authorised officer.

3D. Intimation about reconnaissance operations:

Every holder of a reconnaissance permit shall send to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller, an intimation in Form-AA of the commencement of reconnaissance operations so as to reach them within a period of fifteen days of such commencement.

3E. Submission of reports about reconnaissance operations:

Every holder of a reconnaissance permit shall send to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller an yearly report in Form-BB along with all the aerial, photo-geological, geophysical, geochemical and such other data collected by him as per the conditions stipulated in the reconnaissance permit so as to reach them within thirty days after expiry of every year from the date of execution of the reconnaissance permit or the expiry of the reconnaissance permit or the abandonment of the reconnaissance permit or termination of reconnaissance permit, whichever is earlier.