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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). The organization has its headquarters at Dhanbad (Jharkhand) and is headed by Director-General of Mines Safety.

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.

Vision of DGMS

To attain risk and hazard free conditions of work and welfare of persons employed in mines.

Mission of DGMS

To identify and reduce risk of accidents and diseases in and around the mine through:- Development of suitable legislation, rules, regulations, standards and guidelines; Adequate measures to ensure compliance and Awareness initiatives to inculcate safety and health culture amongst work-persons and stakeholders.


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