Directorate General of Mines Safety, DGMS

Directorate General of Mines Safety, DGMS in short, is the Regulatory Agency under the Ministry of labour and employment, Government of India in matters pertaining to occupational safety, health and welfare of persons employed in mines (Coal, Metalliferous and oil-mines).

Under the Constitution of India, safety, welfare and health of workers employed in mines are the concern of the Central Government (Entry 55-Union List-Article 246). The objective is regulated by the Mines Act, 1952 and the Rules and Regulations framed there under. These are administered by the Directorate-General of Mines Safety (DGMS), under the Union Ministry of Labour & Employment. Apart from administering the Mines Act and the subordinate legislation there under, DGMS also administers a few other allied legislation, including the Indian Electricity Act.

Under the recently published Approval Policy 2015, Cl No: 6.8,“test reports of a test house accrediated by NABL, may also be accepted subject to confirmation of its ability to conduct tests in pursuance with National / International standards, DGMS Protocol” and the test house in not part of any equipment manufacturers testing facility”

In view of this development, KLPL test report are now accepted by DGMS, in granting product / equipment approval for installations which come under Group I: Coal Mine and Oil Mine application.