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मिनरल एक्सप्लोरेशन एंड कंसल्टेंसी लिमिटेड

(पूर्व में मिनरल एक्सप्लोरेशन कार्पोरेशन लिमिटेड)

खान मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार का उद्यम, मिनीरत्ना-I सीपीएसई


(Formerly Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd.)

Ministry of Mines, Govt of India Enterprise, MINIRATNA-I CPSE

An ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 & 45001:2018 Certified Company

Right To Information

Information under Section 4 (1)(b) of the RTI Act, 2005.

(i)The particulars of its Organisation, functions & duties;

The details are displayed on our MECL website under the head of About Us and Company Profile(please click on the link)

a. Mission: To provide high quality, cost effective and time bound geo- scientific services for exploration and exploitation of minerals.

b. Vision: To be the leader in exploration for mineral by 2020.

c. Objective/purpose of the public authority:

  • To plan and execute exploration programmes and prepare evaluation reports for mining projects on commercial and competitive basis.
  • To undertake geological, geo-chemical and geophysical surveys at optimal cost to establish exploitable reserves of various minerals.
  • To achieve cost effectiveness through modernization, improved productivity, and optimum utilization of human and physical resources.
  • To take up projects for exploration, developmental Mining and related activities in association with other companies.
  • To expand further diversification activities in CBM exploration / production well drilling, geo-technical investigation, production mining and implementation of Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) projects.
  • To develop, implement eco-friendly policies & projects, and improve quality of the environment.
  • d. Main activities/functions of the public authority:

  • Promotional work for coal, lignite, metallic & non metallic minerals on behalf of and funded by Govt. of India. The scheme for detailed exploration are formulated by the Company, in the perspective of the demand vs. availability as well as national priorities.
  • Contractual work on behalf of other agencies including Public Sector, Private Sector and State Governments as per contract executed by MECL with them.
  • e. Duties of the public authority :

  • MECL is basically a service provider created as the sole agency of Government of India, to take up detailed mineral exploration activities in the country. It is well equipped to take up detailed exploration activities for various minerals with integrated facilities under one roof. It has well experienced geo-scientist and engineers to execute exploration programme. The data generated is complied in the form of geological report(s), utilized for planning and development of mineral prospect. In addition to mineral exploration activity, MECL has taken up diversification programme(s) in the field of slim hole drilling for CBM investigation.
  • f. Organisation chart is also available in our website (please click on the link)

    (ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees;

  • The power of the officers are well defined in Delegation of Power (DOP) (please click on the link)
  • (iii) The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability;

  • The procedure followed in the decision making process, as per MECL rules and channel of supervision, etc. are well defined in the aforesaid Organisation Chart ((i) b, above)
  • (iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions;

  • As per requirements of work.
  • (v) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions;

  • The rules approved by our Board of Director’s, DPE guidelines, instructions received from our administrative ministry from time to time.
  • (vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control;

  • Different documents are being categorised in the category of ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ by the record officer of the organisation, in compliance with directives/guidelines received from DGI, National Archives of India, New Delhi.
  • (vii) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the member of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof;

  • Any policy implemented in the organisation after getting approval of Board of Director’.
  • (viii) A statements of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as of whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public;

  • Such type of aforesaid statements are kept in the custody of concerned department, if required the same can be accessible for public from the concerned department.
  • (ix) A directory of its officers and employees;

  • The directory of the middle level officers & above (please click on the link)
  • (x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations;

  • The consolidate salary and allowances are shown in the personal expenses, as Annexure – VII (please click on the link)
  • (xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursement made;

  • The details are shown under the head of Establishment Expenses, Personal expenses and operational expenses as Annexure VI, VII & VIII (please click on the link)
  • (xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes;

  • Nil
  • (xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by it;

  • MECL does not grant any concession permit.
  • (xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form;

  • Earlier, many information used to be held in hard copy. After installation of HRMS Database/SAP system, these are no more maintained in that way. Details of such information are stored in the various databases of HRMS/SAP system.
  • (xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use;

  • Access to library/record room is provided on request, during office hours.
  • (xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers;

  • Details are uploaded under RTI head of MECL website. Please see below.
  • PIO for the purpose filing of online quarterly returns of RTI Act, 2005 to CIC onbehalf of MECL - Shri. Niranjan Mishra, Dy. General Manager (HR)
  • (xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed :

  • 1) For the quarterly report regarding requests received under RTI Act :
  • Ist Quarter 2023-24-(please click on the link)
  • IInd Quarter 2023-24 - (please click on the link)
  • IIIrd Quarter 2023-24 - (please click on the link)
  • IVth Quarter 2023-24 - (please click on the link)
  • (xviii) Vacancy Position (Please click on the link.)

    Information Related to MECL updated upto 31/12/2011

    Direction To Public Authourities Under Section 19(8)(a) of Right to Information Act, 2005

    RTI Annual Return Information System

    Details of Transparency Officer

    Information regarding MECL as a Public Authority required to be published by October,12, 2005 under Section 4(b)(i) of the Right to Information Act,2005.


    Name of Appellate Authority

    Dr. Ch. S. Murthy




    General Manager (H.R.)


    Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Limited,
    (Formerly Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd.)
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan,
    High Land Drive Road,
    Seminary Hills,
    Nagpur – 440 006, Maharashtra

    Phone No.

    0712 – 2510902

    Fax No.

    0712 – 2510548




    Details of Appellate Authority


    Name of the PIO

      Shri. Niranjan Mishra




    Dy. General Manager (H.R.)


    Mineral Exploration and Consultancy Limited,
    (Formerly Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd.)
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan,
    High Land Drive Road,
    Seminary Hills,
    Nagpur – 440 006, Maharashtra

    Phone No.

    (O)–0712 –2510310 Extn. 2'

    Fax No.

    0712 – 2510548




    Details of PIO

    Appellate Authority Name

    Dr. Ch. S. Murthy, General Manager (H.R.)

    Corporate Office:-

    Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhawan,
    Seminary Hills, Nagpur- 440 006
    Maharashtra India.
    Call : 0091-712-2510310, 2511833
    e-mail : headbd[at]mecl[dot]gov[dot]in
    CIN : U13100MH1972GOI016078

    Working Hours:
    Executive : 9.30 AM TO 5.30 PM
    Non-Executive: 9.30 AM TO 5.30 PM
    Public Dealing Hours:
    9.30 AM TO 5.30 PM

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