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About MTS

Mining Tenement System(MTS)

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.

Implementing Agency

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:

  1. Design the framework of ICT system (hardware and software), procure, install and maintain the same
  2. Deploy skilled personnel and effectively manage the services for the proposed Data Centre
  3. Operations and Maintenance of the Mining Tenement System up to 5 years after its development.
  4. Digitization of records for Indian Bureau of Mines, Ministry of Mines and State Departments

Following agencies are involved for efficient, timely and effective implementation of MTS.

  1. Core committees at Ministry of Mines for all approvals and review on the progress of project
  2. Co-ordination Committee at IBM for monitoring & recommendations to Core Committee. The role of the committee is technical and administrative; includes co-ordination with different stakeholders, technical inputs on functional aspects, processing of all invoices and forwarding to release the payments.
  3. Project Management Unit cum Strategic Control Unit (PMU cum SCU)

Project Management Unit (PMU)

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:

  1. Monitor overall supply, installation, customization, commissioning and rollout of MTS
  2. Support CC and Co-ordination committee
  3. Day-to-day progress monitoring and review of implementation
  4. Conduct user acceptance tests, scrutinize bills and recommend payments
  5. Oversee change management
  6. Coordination among stakeholders for info exchange, issue resolution
  7. Technical inputs on MTS design and development
  8. Handhold user departments
  9. Oversee implementation and monitor day-to-day activities
  10. Verify bills and recommend payments
  11. Handle administrative matters (issue orders, call for meetings)
  12. Report to Core committee
  13. Coordinate with Technical Evaluation Committee
  14. Contract management including issue resolution, change order etc.
  15. Plan for empanelment of agencies by IBM for DGPS survey at State level (which is a check measure in addition to verification by respective State remote sensing authorities)

Role and responsibility of States

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.

Before selection of IA

  • Appoint a senior official as the State nodal offer for the project
  • Sign Memorandum of Understanding with IBM
  • Establish State Implementation Unit for sustainable change

Post selection of IA

  • Providing information about the requirements of the State with respect to manpower (ICT) and end user computing

In case of full adoption of MTS

  • Validate functional requirements, system requirements and Service levels
  • Detailed study of State and MTS processes and inform SCU on configuration & customization changes required
  • Provide data in physical / digitized format to implementing agency for digitization/migration
  • Monitor digitization and oversee customization by implementing agency
  • GIS maps will be authenticated by the States through State Remote Sensing Agency/Department as already being done by some of the States

In case of interface with MTS

  • Identify interfaces for State to communicate with MTS
  • Undertake system development/ upgrade the system to align to new Act and data requirements established by SCU for MTS
  • States to digitize data as per applicability to communicate electronically with MTS
  • States to provide information, perform user acceptance testing for the State specific modules or interfaces
  • Provide information on service level performance of implementing agency

Each State has the following three options for on boarding–

  • Adopt MTS in its entirety
  • Adopt only one or more modules of MTS and
  • Provide the requisite data to MTS in electronic form without adoption of any module (s) of MTS.

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:

MTS project will take NIC base maps for GIS and SMS & Email relay services for alerts.

Development Plan

Development of Software by Wipro will be in two phases.

Phase-1 modules Phase-2 modules
Registration and Online Returns Grant of Concessions
Mobile App for Daily Return Concession management & inspections
Mining Plan Transformation of IBM databases
PMKKKY GIS platform
Ore Accounting System Revision
Star Rating of Mines

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