MINERAL CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT RULES, 1988 (CHAPTER VII)

As ammended upto 18.01.2000
New Delhi, the 24th October, 1988
CHAPTER VII
Notices and Returns

45. Monthly, quarterly and annual returns:

  1. The owner, agent, mining engineer or manager of every mine shall submit to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller, returns in respect of each mine as per category A or B specified in clause (b) of sub-rule(1) of rule 42, in the relevant form and within the time specified in respect of such returns, namely:
    1. a monthly return which shall be submitted before the 15th of every month in respect of preceding month in the Form as indicated below:

      In respect of category A mines
      1. for iron ore in Form F-1;
      2. for manganese ore in Form F-2;
      3. for bauxite and laterite in Form F-3;
      4. for chromite in Form F-4;
      5. for copper, lead, zinc, pyrites, gold and tungsten in Form F-5;
      6. for mica in Form F-6
      7. for precious and semi-precious stones in Form F-7;
      8. for all other minerals in Form F-8; and In respect of category B mines
      9. for all minerals in Form F-9;
    2. a quarterly return in Form G which shall be substituted before the 1st July each year for the preceding year in respect of mines using explosives.
    3. an annual return which shall be submitted before the 1st July each year for the preceding year in the Form as indicated below:
      In respect of category A mines
      1. for iron ore in Form H-1;
      2. for manganese ore in Form H-2;
      3. for bauxite and laterite in Form H-3;
      4. for chromite in Form H-4;
      5. for copper, lead, zinc, pyrite, gold and tungsten in Form H-5;
      6. for mica in Form H-6;
      7. for precious and semi-precious stones H-7;
      8. for all other minerals in Form H-8; and
        In respect of category B mines
      9. for all minerals in Form H-9

      Provided that in case of abandonment of a mine, the annual return of that mine shall be submitted within ninety days of the date of abandonment.
  2. Where under the provisions of clauses (a) and (c) of sub-rule (1), the monthly and the annual returns have been sent in the form prescribed for category A mine, they shall not, except with the previous permission in writing of the Controller General, be sent in the form prescribed for category B mines, notwithstanding any reduction in the average employment of the mine during the succeeding periods.

46. Notice of certain appointments:

When any new appointment is made of an agent, mining engineer, geologist, manager or any person under sub-rule (6) of rule 42 or when the employment of any such person is terminated or any such person leaves, the said employment or when any change occurs in the address of any such person, the owner of the mine or the holder of the prospecting licence shall within fifteen days from the date of such appointment, termination, leaving or change in address give a notice in Form I to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller.

47. Notice of shaft sinking and boreholes:

The owner, agent, mining engineer, geologist or manager of every mine or the holder of a prospecting licence shall send intimation in Form J to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller within fifteen days after the commencement of any of the following operations:

  1. the sinking of trial shaft or borehole to a depth exceeding ten metres from the surface, or
  2. the extension of an existing shaft or borehole to a depth exceeding ten metres, or
  3. the sinking of a new shaft or boreholes commencing from underground workings:

Provided that the Controller General or the authorised officer may permit such intimation to be given collectively within such extended period as may be specified by him.

48. Records of shafts and boreholes:

The owner, agent, mining engineer, geologist or manager of every mine or the holder of a prospecting licence shall keep a record in Form-K of all shafts or boreholes exceeding ten metres in depth and shall retain all records and sample of the strata passed through for a period of not less than twelve months after the completion of the work or abandonment thereof:

Provided that the records of boreholes and shafts exceeding one hundred metres length shall not be destroyed except with the prior approval of the Controller General or the Regional Controller.

49. Change in the name of mine to be notified:

The owner, agent, mining engineer or manager of every mine shall send a notice in Form-C to the Controller General, the Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller, of any change in the name of the mine within thirty days of such change.

50. Notice of transfer of prospecting licence or mining lease:

Without prejudice to the provisions of the Act or any rules made thereunder or the terms and conditions of a prospecting licence or a mining lease, prohibiting or restricting the transfer of a prospecting licence or a mining lease, every holder of a prospecting licence or a mining lease who transfers or assigns his licence or lease or any right, title or interest thereunder to any other person, shall, within thirty days of the date of such transfer or assignment send an intimation thereof in Form-L to the Controller General, the Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller.

50A. Notice of amalgamation of mining lease:-

Without prejudice to the provisions of the Act or any rules made thereunder or the terms and conditions of a mining lease, every holder of a mining lease shall within thirty days of the date of amalgamation of mining leases carried out under rule 38 of Mineral Concession Rules, 1960, send an intimation thereof to the Controller General and the State Government.

51. Transfer of records to transferees:

When the ownership of a prospecting licence or a mining lease is transferred, the previous owner or his agent shall make over to the new owner or his agent within a period of seven days of the transfer of the ownership, borehole cores preserved, if any, all plans, sections, reports, registers and other records maintained in pursuance of the Act, Rules or Orders made thereunder, and all correspondence relevant thereto relating to the prospecting licence or mining lease; and when the requirements of these rules have been duly complied with, both previous and the new owners or their respective agents shall forthwith send to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller a detailed list of borehole cores, plans, sections, reports, registers and other records that have been transferred.

52. Copies of notices/returns to be submitted to the State Government :

The owner, agent, mining engineer or manager of every mine or a holder of a prospecting licence shall simultaneously submit a copy each of the notice/return/intimation required to be submitted under these rules to the State Government concerned in whose territory the mine or the prospecting area is situated or to such authority as that Government may specify in this behalf.

53. Copies of notices and returns to be maintained :

The owner, agent, mining engineer or manager of every mine or a holder of a prospecting licence shall maintain the labour attendance register, production and despatch register, explosives consumption register, mineral analysis reports and details of mining machinery and copies of all notices and returns, plans, sections and schemes submitted to the Controller General under these rules, at an office established in the area where mining or prospecting operations are carried on, and these shall be made available at all reasonable times to the officers of the Indian Bureau of Mines for inspection.