The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), which is a sub-ordinate office of Ministry of Mines, has launched an on-line portal for filing up of returns for Star Rating of the Mines on 18th August, 2016. The template is filled by mining lease holder or his authorized representative on self certification basis.
The Ministry of Mines vide its notification No. 31/4/2016-M.III dated 23.05.2016 has issued a notification pertaining to Star Rating of Mines for implementation of Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) in the mining sector. There is no provision of random third party checks to see whether the information provided by operators is correct or not.
The mining leaseholders have to file returns for Star Rating annually based on the performance during previous year. There is no separate deadline fixed by the Government for the mine operators to upload the details of the relevant permissions from Government, but the same would be required to be uploaded while filing the online return for Star Rating on the portal by the mine operators.