The Mining Tenement System (MTS) is a Digital Repository of entire Life Cycle analysis of each Mining Concession granted for major Minerals excluding Coal, Fuel and minor minerals. This includes automation of all the processes and approvals at various levels of governance thereby mapping all the activities from identification of potential mineral bearing areas to even post closure of mining activity thereby enabling real-time transfer of electronic data and files, with Geographical Information System (GIS) interface. The system has been primarily conceptualized to transform the functioning of Indian Bureau of Mines for efficient, effective and transparent delivery with a provision to bring on-board the State Mining Departments of States all across the country as per the option exercised by them. This online computerized system will provide information in visual graphic form in GIS and textual form known as Registry component. The information data base to be maintained in the project includes duration of concessions, security of tenure, criteria for grant of mineral concession, transferability of PL, reservation of areas, details of grant of mineral concessions, disputes, forest details, MOEF clearance, infrastructure, taxation, illegal mining, captive mines, exports-imports, etc.
The project proposal for setting up a Computerized Online Register of Mining Tenement System (MTS) on information on Mineral Resource of the country (excluding atomic minerals, oil and natural gas) is aimed to achieve all the objectives as recommended in the High Level Committee to Review National Mineral Policy. The Computerised On-line Register of Mining Tenement System would have graphical information database (GIS) as well as information in textual form.
The Planning Commission gave its in-principle approval vide their letter No. I&M-25(7)/2005 dated 2.4.2007. The MTS project was then placed before a Standing Finance Committee and was approved by it on 19.09.2013.
The Detailed Project Report is prepared by M/s Earnst & Young undertaking study of an as-is study, process re-engineering interventions, legal framework at Central and State level, various procedures for grant of mineral concessions, stake holder analysis, work flow analysis and came out with Functional Requirement Specifications, solution architecture, change management and capacity building strategy, implementation strategy and financial estimates, etc.
Wipro is selected as Implementing Agency (IA) for software development and Agreement was signed on 10.11.2016.
The scope of the project for the Implementation Agency includes:
Following agencies are involved for efficient, timely and effective implementation of MTS.
National Institute of Smart Government (NISG) is selected as Project Management Unit cum Strategic Control Unit (PMU cum SCU) and the agreement signed on 04.05.2017
PMU will assist the Core and Co-ordination Committees in their day to day functioning. Key role of the PMU is as follows:
States would also play a key role in the successful implementation of MTS since the entire mining life cycle is executed at State level. The responsibility of States is divided into parts: before selection of implementing agency and post selection of implementing agency.
MOU was signed with 13 mineral rich States in 2012-13 for five years i.e. Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra), Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Tamilnadu and Telangana States. MOU with Eight more mineral rich States and renewal of MOU with 13 states is under process.
Services from ESDS for data Centre and Disaster Recovery on Cloud
Server side infrastructure and DC/DR setup will be at ESDS Cloud, approved CSP from MeitY.
Services from NIC:
Development of Software by Wipro will be in two phases.
The Mining Tenement System (MTS) primarily involves automating the entire concession life-cycle, starting from identification of area and ending with closure of the mine; and connecting the various stakeholders for real-time transfer of electronic files and exchange of data. This will enable effective management of mineral concession regime and transparency in operations at the Centre as well as States.
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