Government Orders /Circulars/important letters pertaining to Mines and Minerals

(Important Note: All GOs related to Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules 1967 and its amendment has become void consequent to enactment of Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2015)

 

GO/Circular Department Reference Subject

Year 2020
GO Industries (A) GO (P) no.16/2020/ID dated 12.06.2020 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Second Amendment) Rules, 2020
GO Industries (A) GO (P) no. 1/2020/ID dated 04.01.2020 Supply of ordinary earth to Government works - permit holder shall abide by the conditions imposed by the State Government which are found proper and necessary
Year 2019
GO Industries (A) GO (P) no. 6/2019/id dated 14.2.19 Authorising officers to prefer complaints in writing in Courts in respect of any offence punishabe under the Act/Rules
Year 2018
GO Industries (A) GO (MS) no. 26/2018/id dated 31.3.18 Enhancement of service charges for services offered by Dept. of Mining and Geology
GO Industries (B) GO (Ms) No.51/2018/Ind dated 20.7.2018 Kerala Industrial and Commercial Policy 2018 (including mining policy)
Circular Industries (A)
No.57/A3/2018/ID dated 6.3.2018
Easing import of granite (building stone) and its aggregates from other States
Circular
Industries (A) No.57/A3/2015/ID dated 20.2.2018
Easing sand imports from other States and Countries-
GO Industries (A) GO No. P No.8/2018/ID dated 3.2.2018 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (First Amendment) Rules 2018
Year 2017
GO Industries (A)
GO(Rt)No.1699/2017/ID dated 20.12.2017
Revision of gem testing fee wef 20.12.17
GO Industries (A) GO(Rt)No.25/2017/ID dated 22.6.2017 The Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2017
GO Industries (A) GO(MS)No.51/2017/ID dated 21.6.2017 Illegal transport of minerals-fee for compounding offences-guidelines
GO Industries (A) GO(Rt)No.816/2017/ID dated 15.6.2017 Guidelines for the preparation of Mining Plan for quarrying permit in respect of laterite (building stone) where depth of the quarry does not exceed 6 meters.
GO Industries (A) GO(Rt)No.728/2017/ID dated 23.5.2017 Guidelines for the preparation of simplified Mining Plan for quarrying permit for an area of less than or equal to one hectare.
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 12/2017/ID dated 28.4.2017 (SRO 246/2017) Amendment to GO(P) 13/2016/ID dated 23.5.16 (SRO No. 389/2016) regarding change in Final Appellate Authority
Year 2016
GO Industries (A) GO(Ms)No.102/2016/ID dated 8.7.2016
Major Minerals-submission of geoerferenced cadastral map of lease area- DGPS survey-Authorisation of Agencies to conduct survey-empanelling of agencies accredited by NABET
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 14/2016/ID dated 23.5.16 (SRO 390/2016) Kerala Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Storage and Transportation Rules)2015-Appointment of Appellate Authority and Final Appellate Authority
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 13/2016/ID dated 23.5.16 (SRO 389/2016) Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2015-Appointment of Appellate Authority and Final Appellate Authority
GO Revenue (P) GO(P) No. 132/2016/RD dated 18.02.16 (SRO 159/2016) Kerala Land Convervancy Act 1957-rates at which compensation shall be paid for articles removed from any land which is the property of Government-reduction in rate-(see SRO 59/2015)
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 5/2016/ID dated 4.3.16 (SRO 268/2016) Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2016-Consolidated Royalty Payment System for Granite (Dimension Stone) and revision of royalty for granite (dimension stone)
Year 2015

GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 175/2015/ID dated 22.12.15 (SRO 875/2015) Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Third Amendment) Rules 2015-exempting environmental clearnace for granting short term quarrying permit for ordinary clay
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 144/2015/ID dated 05.10.15 (SRO 671/2015) Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2015-mining plan and environmental clerance shall not be inisted for renewal of quarrying permit of granite (building stone) quarries which had quarrying permits under KMMC Rules 1967 on or before 26th February 2012.
GO Revenue (P) GO(P) No. 50/2015/RD dated 02.02.15 (SRO 59/2015) Kerala Land Conservancy Act 1957-rates at which compensation shall be paid for articles removed from any land which is the property of Government
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 77/2015/ID dated 05.06.15 (SRO 375/2015) Authorising officials to prefer complints in writing in courts in respect of any offence punishable under the MMD&R Act 1957 and any rules made thereunder
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 76/2015/ID dated 05.6.15 (SRO 374/2015) Authorising officials to exercise powers under clause (iii) of rule 2 of the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules 2015
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 75/2015/ID dated 05.06.15 (SRO 373/2015) Authorising officials to exercise powers under clause (ii) of rule 2 of the Kerala Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Storage and Transporation) Rules 2015
Circular Pollution Control Board Circulars no.PCB/T4/115/97 and PCB/HO/circular/2014 Circulars of Kerala State Pollution Control Board regarding distance specifications for granting mineral concession for granite (building stone) quarry
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 69/2015/ID dated 19.05.15 (SRO 335/2015) Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2015-distance specification while granting mineral concession, renewal criteria for granite (building stone) quarries etc.
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 55/2015/ID dated 6.05.15 (SRO 27/2015) Empowering officials to exercise powers as per sub-section (4) of Section 21 of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957
Letter Police Letter No. U3-34021/2015/PHQ dated 29.5.15 Kerala Minerals Rules 2015-Seizure of vehicles engaged in illicit transport of minerals-direction to District Police Chiefs for strict compliance.
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 27/2015/ID dated 12.01.15 (SRO 27/2015) Minor Mineral-Mining Plan-Authorising officials of Department of Mining and Geology to approve Mining Plans
GO
Industries (A) GO(P) No. 01/2015/ID dated 05.01.2015 (SRO 18/2015) Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2015- Revision of rates of royalty and consolidated royalty
Year 2014
Notification Mining and Geology No. 11118/M3/2014 dated 30.7.2014 Authorising Sr. Geologist/Geologist of the District Offices to issue quarrying permit for quantity not exceeding 10,000 MT
Go Industries (A) GO(P) No. 93/14/ID dated 30.6.14 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2014- No quarrying permit required for extraction of ordinary earth for construction of residential building including flats and commerical buildings having plinth area upto 300 sq. m.
GO Finance GO(Rt)No. 3796/2014/Fin dated 6.5.14 Major head 0853-Non Ferrous Mining and Metallurgical Industries-Opening new heads of account
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 43/14/ID dated 24.3.14 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2014- Extraction of minerals below 6 meters-conditions
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 31/14/ID dated 26.2.14 Kerala Minor Mineral concession (Amendment) Rules 2014-obtaining NOC from Tahsildars instead of District Collectors for quarrying ordinary earth and exemption for Kochi Metro Rail Project
GO Industries (A) GO(MS) No. 20/14/ID dated 12.2.14 Empowering officials to seize tool, equipment,vehicle, or any other thing that involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals
Year 2013
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 33/2013/ID dated 2.4.13 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2013- Indian Railways exempted from obtaining a quarrying permit/lease for removing ordinary earth
Year 2012
GO Industries (A) GO(MS)No. 144/2012/ID dated 11.12.2012 Order of Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 27.2.2012 in IA Nos. 12-13 of 2011 in SLP No. 19628-19629 of 2009-Regarding grant of mineral concessions to minor minerals-issuance of permit for extraction of minor minerals in private holdings-modified-orders issued
GO Industries (A) GO(P) No. 138/12/ID dated 17.11.12 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2012- including ordinary earth in the list of minor minerals
GO Industries (A) GO(MS) No. 140/2012/ID dated 23.11.2012 Order of Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 27.2.2012 in IA Nos. 12-13 of 2011 in SLP No. 19628-19629 of 2009-Regarding grant of mineral concessions to minor minerals-issuance of permit for extraction of minor minerals in private holdings-granted-orders issued
GO Industries (A) GO(MS)18/2012/ID dated 15.2.2012 Ordinary earth-furnishing proposal for inclusion of ordinary earth in the category of minor mineral based on the Judgment of Hon: High Court of Kerala

Year 2011

GO Industries (A) GO(P)No. 201/2011/ID dated 26.09.2011 Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2011-Introduction of Consolidated Royalty Payment System (CRPS) for Granite Dimension Stone

GO

LSGD

GO(P)No. 1824/2011/LSGD dated 2.08.2011

LSGD-Stopping of unauthorised quarrying-measures to be taken-State, District and Divisional level committees constituted-orders-issued

GO

Industries (A)

GO(P)No. 178/2011/ID dated 17.08.2011

Minor Minerals -Notification on appellate authority (inclusion of Deputy Secretary as competent authority)

GO

Industries (A)

GO(MS)No. 180/2011/ID dated 19.08.2011

Guidelines to quarry ordinary earth (amendments)

Circular

Industries (A)

Circular No. 24399/A3/2010/ID dated 9.6.2011

Minor Minerals- quarrying operation-issue of quarrying permit- mention of D&O license from Local Self Government Institutions in the permit-instruction issued

GO

Industries (A)

GO(MS)No. 107/2011/ID dated 08.08.2011

Major minerals-Mining lease application-submission of geo referenced cadastral map-DGPS Survey-Recognising KLIM as Government approved agency

Year 2010

Circular

LSGD

Circular No. 78327/RC3/09/LSGD dated 15.3.2011

Minor Minerals- quarrying operation-issue of quarrying permits-Issue of D&O trade license by LSGI under Kerala Panchayat Raj Act

GO

Industries (A)

GO(MS)No. 253/2010/ID dated 14.12.2010

Clarification order on GO (MS) no. 239/2010/ID dated 1.12.2010 (Ways and means to prevent illegal quarrying...)

GO

Industries (A)

GO(MS)No. 239/2010/ID dated 1.12.2010

Ways and means to prevent illegal quarrying to bring all quarries within legal framework and ensure availability of materials for construction sector

GO

Industries (A)

GO(Rt)No.1122/2010/ID dated 21.8.2010

Issue of quarrying permit-Ascertaining of nature of assignment of land

GO Industries (A)

GO(P)No.170/2010/ID dated 4.8.2010

Authorising officers to prefer complaints in writing in Courts in respect of any offence punishabe under the Act/Rules

GO

Industries (A)

GO (MS) No. 85/2010/Ind dated 5.4.2010

Guidelines to quarry ordinary earth

GO

Industries (H)

GO (MS) No. 83/2010/Ind dated 5.4.2010

Notification on ordinary - Guidelines on mining of ordinary clay used for bricks and tiles-issue of revised orders

GO

LSG (RC)

GO (Rt) No.890/2010/LSGD dated 17.3.2010

Quarrying operations in Kerala-Lack of co-ordination among related Government departments and agencies-Constitution of committee to suggest long term measures

Circular

LSG (RC3)

No.78327/RC3/09/LSGD dated 15.3.2010

Quarrying operations in Kerala- Role of LSGD

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 54/2010/ID dated 10.3.2020 (SRO No. 255/2010)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2010

GO

Industries (H)

GO (MS) No. 36/2010/Ind dated 20.2.2010

Notification on ordinary clay- Issue of guidelines on mining of ordinary clay used for making bricks and tiles-

Year 2009

GO

Industries (A)

Not. No. 4327/A3/2009/ID dated 2.3.2009 (SRO No. 257/2009)

KMMC Rules 1967- Delegation of powers exercisable under Subrule (2) of rule 58 to the officials of Mining and Geology Department

GO

Industries (A)

Not. No. 4327/A3/2009/ID dated 12.3.2009 (SRO No. 256/2009)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2009

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 40/2009/ID dt. 13.3.2009 (SRO No. 254/2009)

Amendment to the notification issued under no. 32010/L2/92/ID dated 22.6.95

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 39/2009/ID dt. 13.3.2009 (SRO No. 254/2009)

GCDR 1999-amendment to the schedule to the notification issued as GO (P) No. 40/2000/ID dt. 15.3.2000

Year 2008

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 590/2008/ID dated 17.6.2008

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession 2nd Amendment Rules 2007 - Stay Order

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 3/2008/ ID dt. 1.1.2008 (SRO No. 39/2008)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (3rd Amendment) Rules 2007- Revision of dead rent

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 2/2008/ID dt. 2.1.2008 (SRO No. 270/2008)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession 2nd Amendment Rules 2007- Introduction of CRP System-

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 1/2008/ID dt. 1.1.2008 (SRO No. 38/2008)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 2007-revision of consolidated royalty (RMCU) and remittance of consolidated royalty in half yearly installments.

Year 2007

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) No. 146/2007/ID dated 10.12.2007 (SRO 9/2008)

MCDR 1998 - Authorisation of Director of Mining and Geology for the purpose of Rule 23 F-

Year 2005

Circular

Revenue (P)

No.84339/P1/2005/RD dated 30.9.2005

KMMC Rules 1967-Quarrying lease for granite building stone -Issue of NOC for 12 years

Year 2003

GO

Industries (A)

GO (P) 10/2003/ID dated 14.1.2003 (SRO No.49/2003)

KMMC Rules 1967-Delegation of power under Sub rule 2 of Rule 58 to Director of Mining and Geology

Year 2002

GO

Industries (L)

GO (MS) 19/2002/ID dated 28.2.2002 (SRO No.152/2002)

KMMC Amendment Rules 2001-Introduction of RMCU

Year 1995
Notification Industries (L) Notification No.32010/L2/93/ID dated 22.6.95 (SRO No. 860/95 Authorities appointed as competent authoritites to exercise the powers and perform the functions under clause (iv) of the Rule 3 of KMMC Rules

Year 1992

GO

Industries (L)

GO (MS) 83/92/ID dated 3.6.92(SRO No.685/92)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Amendment Rule 1992

Year 1989

GO

Industries (K)

GO (MS)2571/K2/88/ID dated 24.1.89 (SRO No.147/89 dated 28.1.89)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 1989 - Revision of royalty and DL fee

Year 1985

GO

Industries (K)

Not. No. 33191/K2/84/ID dated 1.2.85 (SRO No.371/85 dated 19.3.85)

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 1984 - Revision of royalty and DL fee

Year 1975

GO

Industries (G)

Not. No. 11740/G3/75/ID dated 22.7.75

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 1967- Amendment of Rule 48K

Year 1973

GO

Industries (G)

Not. No.5642/G3/73/ID dated 24.4.73

Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules 1989 -Introduction of rules pertaining to stocking and selling of minor minerals