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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 July 2016………….

MEAI is marching forward to take India in to the comity of Nations which practice International Standards in reporting ‘Mineral Resources and Reserves…….

I am extremely happy to reaffirm to my fellow Members that “MEAI is fast Changing and Progressing” !  The following two significant events that took place during the month of June 2016 are the proof !!

June 10– 11, 2016 :  As reported in my earlier message, the ‘Training Program’ on ‘CRIRSCO Compliant Reporting’ organized by National Core Committee received overwhelming response from domain experts from the mining industry, professional organizations and the governmental agencies,  was a grand success.  Over 50 participants coming from different parts of India have attended the two days intensive orientation cum training program at Hyderabad.  Representatives of the sponsoring professional bodies –FIMI, GSI, MGMI and SGAT- have actively participated. The Government Agencies viz. Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Geological Survey of India (GSI) and the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) have collaborated by the presence of their top officials. Mr.R.K.Sinha, Controller General (IBM) who graced as Chief Guest for the inaugural function on the 10th June, have formally inaugurated the training program. His key note address is an added inspiration to all of us in MEAI and the NCC to carry forward this initiative in the national interest.  A detailed report on this entire program is published in this issue of MEJ.

With this achievement, I am sure MEAI is marching forward to take India in to the comity of Nations which practice International Standards in reporting ‘Mineral Resources and Reserve, which will promote progress and prosperity in the Indian mining industry

June 13, 2016 :  A historical event occurred on this day in MEAI Head Quarters ! We have signed a ‘Sale Agreement’ for the purchase of an adjoining office premises to the existing HQ office premises at Raghav Ratna Towers, Hyderabad.  After complying with the legal procedures, we will be signing the final ‘Sale Deed’ and take possession of the premises shortly.  This has the approval of the National Council. The significance of acquiring the adjoining office premises of about 1700 sq.ft is that when both the existing office premises of about 1300 sq.ft. are merged/joined together, we will have a total area of little over 3000 sq.ft, which will enable us to modify the interior which will accommodate a modern Auditorium, Administrative Office and other amenities. On completion of a professionally planned modification/modernization, I am sure, we the members of MEAI should feel proud owners of a modern National Head Quarters ! On knowing this information through the circular sent to the Council Members and the Chapters, the appreciation and compliments are pouring in from fellow members.  I take this opportunity to convey my sincere gratitude for their support and good wishes individually through this message.  

With the above achievements, is there any doubt in experiencing the  ‘change  and progress’ in MEAI  ?

 Best Wishes,                                                                                              T.Victor

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