Ministry of Mines invites comments on Draft Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Amendment Rules, 2020

Feb 13, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Ministry of Mines invites comments on the draft Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Amendment Rules, 2020 till February 19, 2020.

The draft Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Amendment Rules, 2020 amends the Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Rules, 2016. The amendments are as under:

Insertion of Rules and sub-rules:

Ø  Rule 9(A): Conditions for issuance of vesting order and for obtaining rights, approvals, clearances, licenses etc. as per section 8B;

Ø  Rule 12(A): Additional conditions for commencement and continuation of production as per Section 4B

Ø  After rule (12)(1)(gg) which specifies the Terms and conditions of a mining lease, the following proviso will be inserted: Provided that in the cases of mining leases expiring under the provisions of subsection (5) and (6) of section 8A of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, previous lessee shall remove all material, machines, structures and the like that may hamper or act as impediments to the mining activities by the new lessee, as soon as possible, but not later than thirty days after the issue of a notice in this regard by the new lessee to the old lessee, failing which the new lessee shall be at freedom to remove such obstruction under intimation to the State Government at the cost and risk of the previous lessee.

The Ministry of Mines invites comments or suggestions by e-mail in MS-Office word format in the following ID: [email protected].

Alternatively, comments/suggestions may also be sent by post to the following address: Veena Kumari Dermal, Director Ministry of Mines Room No-308, D-Wing Shastri Bhawan Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road New Delhi-110001.

They will come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


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