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The Mining Engineers’ Association of India (MEAI) was founded in the year 1957 under the dynamic leadership of Mr. N. S. Claire. The Association came into existence due to the collective vision and wisdom of a few enterprising mining engineers working in the metal mining belt of Orissa and Bihar. The founders of the Association had to struggle to establish a base for the Association’s effective functioning during its infancy. It was only in the year 1965 that they could succeed in getting the Association registered under the Indian Trade Union Act, 1926 with its Registered office at Rungta house, Barbil, Orissa. Readmore.

The association was registered under the Society’s Act, 1860 on 15th April 1981.Initially, the title of the Association was conceived as “Mining Engineers’ (Metalliferous) Association”. Subsequently, the title was changed to “Mining Engineers’ Association of India” to convey its broadened outlook and also to bring all the professionals working in the mining fraternity under its fold.The aim of establishing such a professional body was to safeguard and enhance the professional competence and integrity of mining industry professionals viz., mining engineers, geologists and allied engineers, serving in the opencast and underground mines. It was also aimed at contributing its might to induce scientific and technological developments in the mining industry for the benefit of its profession and the country.The continued and whole-hearted efforts of the senior professionals in the mining industry resulted in launching of 24 Chapters that are geographically located across the length and breadth of the country representing the aspirations of the mining fraternity. The Chapters of the Association are Barajamda (1957), Goa (1975), Bellary-Hospet (1975),Bailadila (1976), Dalli-Rajhara (1978), (now merged with Raipur Chapter), Nagpur (1979). Belgaum (1982), Raipur (1987), Tamilnadu (1988), Hyderabad (1991), Sukinda (1991), Rourkela (1992), Jabalpur (1992), Calcutta (1992), Veraval-Porbandar (1992), New Delhi (1994), Himalayan (1995), Bhubaneswar (1996), Ahmedabad (1996) Bangalore (1996) Rajasthan (initial name Udaipur ) (1998), Rayalaseema (2005), Jodhpur (2007), Jaipur (2010) and Vizag (2011). The figures mentioned in brackets indicate the year of launching the chapter. The formation of the chapters and their subsequent activities have provided the desired fillip to carry our sustainable activities of the Association, at large and also succeeded in attracting the attention of mining industry professionals serving in far flung regions of the country.The head quarters of the association was shifted to Hyderabad in the year 1995 to enable the members from different parts of the country to have easy access in view of the geographical location of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The association’s head office is established in its own premises (F-608, Raghavaratna Towers, (A-Block), Chirag Ali Lane, Abids – 500 001).The association entered into bilateral agreements with SME, (USA), AusIMM (Australia) and SAIMM (South Africa) for exchange of information on latest Technological advancements in the field of Mining.To meet the objectives of the association, MEAI conducts National, International Seminars and Symposia, Workshops, Training Programmes, Group Discussions etc periodically, besides publishing a monthly magazine – Mining Engineers Journal- and distributes to all the members (4500) freely every month. Hide this content.

From President's Desk


    

President’s Message for MEJ August 2016………….

After one year of Presidency of the country’s largest Mining Professional Body –‘Mining Engineers’ Association of India’, I feel it’s good to retrospect on the activities during past one year in order to take MEAI flag fly even to greater height !

What we have achieved during the last one year, from July 2015 till this date ? Following are few highlights:

1. MEAI delegation headed by your President had two meetings with Sri.Balvinder Kumar, Secretary Ministry of Mines, once in New Delhi (on 3 July 2016) and another at Goa when he visited Goa (on 21 August 2015). Presented suggestions / recommendation and explained the urgency of the ‘Reforms needed in the Mining Legislation’ to overcome the impediments faced by mining industry due to the recent amendments to MMDR Act 1957 and NCMA 1973.

2. On the same day (3 July 2015) the MEAI delegation had a meeting with Sri.Shankar Aggarwal, and Sri. Dheeraj Kumar, Secretary and Jt. Secretary, respectively of Ministry of Labor and Employment, and presented relevant recommendations on ‘Rationalization of Labor Laws’ which are affecting the mining industry. Our suggestions are well taken for consideration

3. Forwarded our comments / suggestions and recommendation on various Amendments and Notifications on different mining legislations, to the Secretary, MoM for their attention and needful action including to a Notification from MoM on Draft Minerals Concession Rules 2015.

4. MEAI delegation had a meeting with Sri. Laximikant Parsekar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa on 18 August 2015. Discussed on various burning issues concerning mining industry in the State of Goa including ‘dumping outside mining lease’.

5. A delegation of MEAI had a meeting with Sri. Vishnu Deo Sai, Hon’ble Minister of State for Mines and Steel, on 6 November 2015 at Goa, discussed and submitted a “Note’ on ‘Problems related to dumping outside of mining lease and Discrimination between stand-alone miners and end use Companies”.  .

6.MEAI delegation had a Meeting with Sri. R. Sridharan, Addl Secretary, MoM on 7 May 2016 at New Delhi and discussed various issues facing the mining industry.

7.A delegation headed by your President had a high level meeting with the top leaders of SME (USA) on 23 February 2016, at Phoenix, USA and renewed the 20 years old collaborative arrangement for a long term strategic partnership for mutual benefit.

It’s good to retrospect on the activities during past one year in order to take MEAI flag fly even to greater height !

8. MEAI launched a ‘New approach to internationally recognized Mineral Reserve Reporting System for India’. Signed an MOU with CRIRSCO on 24 February 2016 at Phoenix, USA. 

9.A new MEAI Chapter- “Hutti-Kalaburagi Chapter” was inaugurated at Hutti Gold Mines on 21 September 2015. Over 50 members were enrolled.

10.Signed a ‘Sale Agreement’ to purchase the adjoining premises of the present MEAI HQ, to create a modern administrative office cum Auditorium, which should materialize during the coming months.

11.Other note-worthy achievements are:

a.A phenomenal improvement on our Mining Engineers’ Journal in its content, presentation and overall quality.

b.A steady membership growth of over 10% has been achieved during the year.

c.Promoted ‘one family’ concept among the Chapters which created cordial relationship between chapters. Both Udaipur chapter and Bangalore chapter have extended a sizeable amount of financial assistance to Jaipur Chapter to meet their urgent need. 

My heartfelt gratitude to the entire membership for their support and involvement for all these land mark achievements!  We have more to achieve !!   Best wishes  

 Best Wishes,                                                                                                       T.Victor

Goa, July,20,2016                                                                                                    Sd/-

My contact :    Office F-10, Angarki Complex,   Opp: Fire Station,   P.B.No.91,   Ponda, GOA 403 401.

Tel: +91-832 2313798; Telfx:+91-832 2317613; Res:+91-832 2335428; Cell:+91-9822 123498.

 E-mails:    presidentvictormeai@gmail.com                                               tvictor2013@gmail.com

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