Scientific Research Committee (SSRC) of the Ministry of Coal under
the Chairmanship of Secretary (Coal), with members from industry, CMPDI,
Ministry of S&T, Planning Commission, research and educational
institutes and retired eminent scientists, amongst others, is the Apex
body to plan, programme, budget and oversee the implementation of
research projects and seek application of research findings. The
committee meets as often as necessary, but atleast twice in a year.
Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDI)
is the Nodal Agency for co-ordinating S&T programme in the coal
sector. CMPDI also assists the Sub-committees of SSRC
in discharge of their function. The job of co-ordination involves
inviting fresh research proposals, carrying out first level scrutiny,
processing the scrutinized proposal for approval of Sub-Committee
monitoring of the progress of the projects at regular intervals, framing
S&T budget estimates, dissemination of research findings and
promoting their application to field operations. The project proposals
may be, if necessary, referred to independent experts for their opinion
on, among other issues, the scientific and technical merits of the
project and the proposed methodology.
guidelines given hereafter provide general information. For any
clarification or further details, the Director(RD&T) and /or the
Chief General Manager (S&T), CMPDI may please be approached.