And serious accident benefit scheme for mine workers working in mica, iron ore,
Manganese ore & chrome ore and limestone and dolomite mines
1The scheme relates
to the grant of certain benefit in cases where mine workers meet with fatal accident or
are totally and permanently incapacitated ue to accident in mica, iron
ore, manganese ore and chrome ore and limestone and dolomite mines. It will be
administered by the welfare commissioner concerned.
The following benefit are
admissible under the scheme :-
(i)A lump sum of Rs. 10,000 /- (Rupees Ten
(ii) (a) If the allowance Rs. 1,000/- p.m. for a period of is payable to the 5 years on
the same terms and widow / widows conditions as laid down earlier.
) If the allowance Rs. 1000/- p.m. for a period of is payable to a 5 years on the same terms and dependent other than conditions as laid down earlier widow
/ widows such as:
Guardian of miner children;
Any other relation / relation dependant on the deceased worker.
scholarship of Rs. 250 /- (Two hundred fifty only) payable in respect of
each school going child till he / she attains the age of 21 is married, whichever is earlier. The said scholarship
will be payable only if the child actually attends school and shows progress.
3. The benefit mentioned in sub-paras (i) and (ii) of Para 2 are payable to :
(a) The mine
worker if he / she are permanently incapacitated.
(b) In the case
of death of a mine worker, in the following order of preference to
the exclusion of other categories;
Widow / widows / widower;
(ii) Guardian of minor children
(v) Any other relation / relations dependents on the deceased
A widow / widower will not get the benefit if she / he remarry. In
the case of relation / dependants being more than on the benefit admissible in
sub Paras (i) and (ii) of
Para 2 would be divided equally amongst all of them. The benefit admissible under sub Para (iii) of Para 2 above would
be payable to either of the parents or the guardian of the school going child /
children. For this purpose, the person / persons who is / are considered by the
welfare commissioner to be the proper person / persons representing the child /
children would be deemed to be the guardian.
4. In the case of re-marriage of a widow / widower or the
death of person / persons mentioned in Para 3 (b), the benefit payable would
devolve on the next immediate category of dependents in the order priority.
5.Application for grant of benefit are to be made in the form
appendix I duly attested by the Mukhia of the gram panchayat or mine manager or agent to the welfare
(a)In case of child who joins school from a date after the death
/ permanent incapacitation, application should be the companied with the birth
certificate of the child. (Amended vide Ministry s letter No. M- 12011 / 8 / 87 W.V dated 20 /6 / 88 page 13 / c)
6.In the case of scholarship for school going child /
children, a certificate from the head of the schools
showing the date of admission and stating that the child / children continue to
attend the schools should also be attached to the application form. A child who joins school from a date after
the death/permanent incapacitation shall be eligible for the scholarship ( Amended vide ministrys
letter no. m 12011 / 8 / 87 -W.V dated 20 /6 / 88 page 13 / c )
7.The accident will be confirmed by the office of the director
general of mine safety before the claim in accepted.
8.The benefit will be sanctioned by the welfare commissioner
under intimation to the applicant.
9.The monthly scholarship and the allowance will be payable
after the close of the month to which the scholarship / allowance relates.
10.(a) In the case of payments, the disbursing
officer will certify before making payment that the recipient is alive and in
case of a widow / widower, he / she is not remarried, in the case of child /
children , they are not more than 21 years old and school going daughters are
(b)In case of recipients who are residing too for away for
personal payment by the disbursing officers concerned, the amount will be
remitted by money order on their application, the cost of remittance being met
from the welfare fund.
(c)Where payments are to be made by money order the recipient
should send the disbursing officer every month a certificate to the effect that
in the cases of widow / widower, she / he is nor remarried and in the case of
children they are not more than 21 years old and in the case of school going
daughters they have not married. In the case of scholarship the person who
actually looks after the children should also bond a certificate to the effect
that he / she is actually looking after the children. Every six months the
above maintained certificate should be countersigned either by the Mukhiya of gram panchayat of the
village in which he / she is residing or the manager /
agent of the mine where the accident took place.
11.A certificate from the superintendent of any hospital run by
the fund, or where there are no hospitals run by the fund by the medical
officer of the mine hospital, will be considered final and conclusive proof as
to whether a worker is totally and permanently incapacitated due to accident for
the purpose of receiving the benefits under the scheme.
12.If any applicant is found to have obtained benefit under the
scheme by a statement which he / she knows to be false, or has reason to
believe to be false, such benefit will be withdrawn immediately and the
applicant will render himself / herself liable to such action as may be