DGMS(Tech.)Circular No.3 Dhanbad, dated the 10th May, 2002.
The Owners, Agents and Managers of all Coal and Metalliferous Mines.
Sub: Facilities required at Group Training Centers and standard of training.
Ref: Rule 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 of the Mines Vocational Training Rules, 1966.
As you are aware that safety as well as productivity of any establishment is directly dependant on quality of training imparted to the workmen engaged on various jobs, it would be in the interest of both industry and the workmen if the best possible training is imparted to our workmen for all-round growth of the industry and the nation.
However, during recent inspections of Group Training Centers across the country owned by various public/private operators following deficiencies/shortcomings were observed in spite of various Circulars issued time to time.
To improve performance of GTCs and to ensure effective and gainful training to the workmen and supervisory officials, following improvement measures need to be taken immediately :
Preferably a GTC should be housed in a separate campus/block. All rooms should be equipped with the required furniture.
2. Staffing : All GTCs to have at least the following personnel:
It is expected from all mine operators to go beyond this circular in up-grading their training centers in the interest of the industry & the Nation. The Directoate would be pleased to note compliance of above circular at all the GTCs of both coal and metal mines.
( A. K. Rudra )
Director General of Mines Safety,