Jharkhand PSC Recruitment 2016 for Assistant Mining Officer

Jharkhand PSC Recruitment 2016 for Assistant Mining Officer

Jharkhand Public Service Commission ( JPSC ), Ranchi has announced notification for the recruitment of 13 Assistant Mining Officer Vacancies in the Department of Mines & Geology of Jharkhand Government. Eligible candidates can apply online from 15th July, 2016 to 05th August, 2016 till 11:45 pm.

1. Name of the Post : Assistant Mining Officer

2. Number of JPSC Assistant Mining Officer Vacancies : 13

Unreserved : 07

SC : 04

BC – I : 01

BC – II : 01

3. JPSC Assistant Mining Officer Pay Scale 2016 : PB – II, Rupee9300 – 34,800 + GP Rupee4800.

4. JPSC Assistant Mining Officer Education Qualification 2016 : Minimum of Graduation Degree in Mining Engineering or its similar Qualification from any Recognized Board or University.

5. Age Limit for JPSC Assistant Mining Officer 2016 : Candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years as on 01.08.2015.

How to Apply for JPSC Assistant Mining Officer 2016 :

Eligible candidates can apply through online mode. The Online registration of JPSC Assistant Mining Officer applications is made available on Official JPSC website jpsc.gov.in from 15th July, 2016 to 05th August, 2016 ( 12:00 Mid Night ).

JPSC Assistant Mining Officer Application Fee 2016 :

For UR / BC / OBC Candidates : Rupee600/-.

For SC / ST Candidates : Rupee150/-.

Syllabus for Written Examination for Recruitment of Assistant Mining Officer :

(a) Mine Management, Legislation, and General Safety

Mine Management :

Introduction :

Evolution of management theory and practice, principles of scientific management, elements of management function; planning; organisation and control; structure and design of organisation for mining enterprises.

Personal Management and Organisational behaviour : Selection; training and development of human resources for mining enterprises; leadership; study of traditional leader behaviour; autocratic; democratic and Laissez-Faire behaviours; conflict management; conflict in organisation; sources of conflict; dealing with conflict; organising for conflict resolution; conflict and growth; individual motivation; two way personal communication.

Production Management : Determination of norms and standards of operations by work study; analysis of mine capacities and capability; production planning; scheduling and control; short term and long term planning; productivity; concepts and measurements; application of Ergonomics in mine operation.

Financial Management : Capital budgeting; techniques for mining project; project evaluation; payback period and IRR; methods of cost analysis and cost control; break-even charts; working capital management; ERP ( Enterprise Resource Planning).

Mining Environment : EIA (Environment Impact Assessment), EMP (Environment Management Plan), ETP (Effluent Treatment Plant), STP (Sewerage Treatment Plant) threat to environment from underground and surface mining, means of mitigation, treatment of pollutants, monitoring systems, water management; mine closure plan; R&R (rehabilitation and re-settlement).

Economic Impact of Mining : Economics of mining, effect on community before, during and after mining; corporate social responsibility (CSR). Materials Management for mining sector; ABC analysis, Inventory Management.

Industrial Accident : Study of human factors of industrial accidents; their causes and remedies.

Mine Legislation :

Health and Safety Laws : The Mines Act, 1952; Mines Rules, 1955; Coal Mine Regulation, 1957; Mines Rescue Rules, 1985; provisions of Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 applicable to mines; Mine Vocational Training Rules, 1966; other rules and legislation applicable to coal mines.

General Safety in Mines :

Safety in Mines : Duty of care; occupational hazards of mining; causes and prevention; accidents and their classification; accident statistics; frequency rate and severity rates; cause-wise analysis; basic causes of accident occurrence; investigations into accidents and accident reports; in-depth study into various causes of accidents; measures for improving safety in mines; TRAP (take responsibility in accident prevention); cost of accident; safety management system; contribution of human elements in mine safety; workers participation in safety management; ISO and safety audit; safety conferences; tripartite and bipartite committees; mine environment monitoring and control; role of information technology in safely management.

Risk Management : Theory and application, baseline, continuous and issue based risk assessment, risk management techniques and applications, means of managing (minimizing or eliminating) risk, computer application risk management, due diligence, application of risk assessment and risk management with reference to due diligence.

Disaster management : Emergency services, equipments and procedures, emergency control rooms, rescue and recovery; procedure and responsibilities, safety of persons engaged in emergency response, investigations and reports; assessment of damage, mine rescue; mine gases and their physiological effects; rescue equipments; resuscitation and reviving apparatus; selection and training for rescue work. First aid and ambulance work. Notified and occupational diseases; silicosis and pneumoconiosis; physiological aspects of breathing in dust laden atmosphere; dust sampling and sampling instruments; methods of counting and analysis; other mines diseases and their symptoms; prevention and treatment.

Lighting : General principles of artificial lighting; lighting standards and their assessment.

Sanitation and health in mines.

Safety related issues in coal beneficiation and transport.

(b) Winning and Working :

Geology : Nature and occurrence of coal seams; description of Indian coalfields; geological features of coalfields; methods of boring; boring through disturbed strata; borehole survey; interpretation of geological maps.

Opening of coal seams : Shaft sinking and drift drayage; methods of sinking : mechanized sinking; in ordinary and water logged grounds and other special methods; shaft supports, temporary and permanent; mechanised stone drifting etc.

Development and layout of mines including surface and underground arrangements; layout and development of shaft-top, pit-bottom and haulage arrangements.

Underground Mining Methods : Choice of methods of mining coal seams and factors (depth, seam thickness, inclination etc.) affecting the same; statutory provisions.

Bord and Pillar Method : Design of bord and pillar working; statutory provisions; mechanised loaders; continuous miners etc.; depillaring and applicable statutory provision; pillar extraction with caving and stowing; mechanisation in depillaring; local fall and main fall; indications of roof weighting; air blasts and precautions against the same; precautions against fire and inundation; multi-section and contiguous working.

Longwall mining : Methods of driving single and multiple heading gate roads; orientation of longwall face; advancing and retreating faces; support system for longwall gate roads; powered supports; face transfer, operation of shearer and plough; periodic and main fall; mini/short-wall mining; communication and telemonitoring.

Thick seam mining : Bord and pillar and longwall methods in multi-section; multi-slice methods; inclined slicing; horizontal slicing and cross slicing in ascending and descending orders; under winning methods; sublevel caving; integral caving; blasting gallery and descending shield methods; hydraulic mining; special methods of thick seam mining.

Other special methods of mining : Wide stall method; methods of mining thin seams; underground/Coal gasification, coal bed methane/coal mine methane etc.

Opencast Mining : Opening of deposits and preparation for excavation; box cut, types; site selection; formation of benches; rippability; types of rippers; cycle of operation; drilling; blast hole drills; performance parameters; requirement of number of drills; blasting; blast design; factors influencing blast design; deep hole blasting; calculation of charge per hole; ground vibrations; secondary blasting and related problems; surface miners; safety aspects.

Discontinuous/cyclic methods of excavation and transport; shovel dumper operation; electric shovel and hydraulic excavators; cycle time and productivity calculation; estimation of equipment fleet; dragline operation; side casting; calculation of reach; cycle time; productivity calculation; bucket capacity requirement; scrapers; bucket wheel excavator (lateral block, half block and full block method etc.); productivity calculation; continuous surface miner (wide/full base, wide/full bench, block mining, stepped cut, empty travel back, turn back and continuous mining methods); conveyors; shiftable and high angle conveyors; in-pit crushing and strip-mining; opencast mining over developed coal seams; highwall mining; safety aspects.

Application of concepts of Rock Mechanics for designing the methods of mining and strata control : Theories of ground movement and strata control; strength of stooks; shaft pillars; protection of surface structures; design and stability of structures in rock; rock mass rating; design of support and reinforcement for underground excavation; consolidated and unconsolidated fills, rock bolts, cable bolts; subsidence; caving of rock mass; bumps; monitoring of rock mass performance; mechanics of rock fragmentation; slope stability and dump stability; dump management; roof management.

Use and safe handling of explosives; blasting techniques and their relative efficiency, total cost concept.

Development of safe explosives; permitted explosives; composition and testing of safe explosives; Mille-second detonators; alternatives of explosives. Use and safe handling of explosives in coal and stone drivages in gassy and non-gassy mines; blasting techniques and their relative efficiency, total cost concept.

Application of numerical modeling in mine design; application of computers in mine design and operational controls.

(c) Mine Ventilation, Explosions, Fires and Inundation :

Composition of mine atmosphere : Mine gases; generation, properties and effects; sampling and analysis of mine air; occurrence, properties, characteristics, detection and measurement of firedamp; methane drainage; flame safety lamp; methanometers and multi-gas detectors; gas chromatograph; methane layering; monitoring of different of gases; telemonitoring, coal bed methane/coal mine methane.

Flame safety lamps and their design; use and maintenance; testing of safety lamps; lamp houses and organizations.

Heat and Humidity : Sources of heat in mines; geothermal gradient; effects of heat and humidity; heat transfer in bord and pillar and longwall workings; methods of calculation of heat flow and temperature rise; heat load due to various machines; air cooling and conditioning.

Air flow in mines : Laws of air flow; resistance of airways; resistance and splitting problems; equivalent orifice; flow control devices; permissible air velocities.

Natural ventilation : Seasonal variations; calculation of natural ventilation pressure.

Mechanical ventilation : Mechanical ventilators; characteristics and selection; testing and out put control; fans in series and parallel; reversal of air flow; fan drift; diffuser and evasee; booster and auxiliary fans; standards of ventilation; ventilation calculations.

Ventilation planning : Ventilation layout; determination of size of shafts and airways; estimation of air quantity requirements; ventilation network analysis; thermodynamic network analysis and computer application; estimation of pressure requirement; ventilation survey; recent developments in mine ventilation, ventilation plans.

Airborne dust : Generation, dispersion, measurement and control; suppression and treatment of coal dust; properties of stone dusts; sampling and analysis of coal dust.

Mine fires : Causes of mine fires; spontaneous combustion; mechanism; susceptibility, indices (crossing and ignition point temperatures); wet oxidation potential; factors affecting spontaneous combustion; detection and prevention; dealing with mine fires; sealing off fire-areas; build-up of extinctive atmosphere; pressure balancing; fire fighting organisation; gas ratios and their limitations; modified gas ratios; reopening of sealed off fire areas; fires in quarries over developed pillars; coal stack and waste dump fires.

Mine explosions : Inflammability of firedamp and coal dust; firedamp and coal dust explosions; causes and prevention; stone dust barrier; water barrier and other methods.

Explosion in quarries over developed pillars.

Water gas explosion.

Inundation : Causes and prevention; precautions and techniques of approaching old waterlogged workings; safety boring apparatus; pattern of hole; design and construction of water dams; water lodgments; monsoon preparations, water danger plan.

Recovery of mines after explosions, fires and inundation and investigations, rescue and recovery in mines; rescue apparatus; organisation of rescue work; emergency preparedness and response system; emergency organisation.

Illumination : Cap lamps; layout and organisation of lamp rooms; standards of illumination; photometry and illumination survey.

Risk Assessment and analysis with reference to mine environment, management of environmental risks.

(d) Mining Machinery and Electricity :

Theory of Machines : Machine design, different types of gears and drives, bearings, collars and joints, brakes and friction clutches, governors.

Heat engines, general outline of working principles of steam generators and auxiliary equipment. Condensing plant, reciprocating steam engines, turbines, internal combustion engines, conduct of gas, oil and steam engine trials; mechanical efficiency of engines, measurement of indicated and brake horsepower.

Machine tools and work shop processes.

Wire Ropes : Construction details, applications, mechanical properties, breaking load, factor of safety, bending factor, capacity factor, snap length; critical depth; inspection; examination and discarding criteria; rope capping and splicing.

Mine winders : Types and applications; components; shaft fittings; drums and sheaves; ropes and guides; drives and control systems, automatic contrivances; brakes; cage; skip; counter weight and suspension arrangement; duty cycle diagram; winder capacity and motor power calculations; equivalent mass of winder installation; safety devices; Installation; examination and testing of winding equipment, non destructive testing.

Underground Machinery : Coal drills; jumbo drills; roof bolters; quad bolters; UDM; shearers; ploughs; AFC; road headers; dint headers; continuous miners; shuttle cars; SDLs; LHDs.

Material handling equipment in mines : Types, construction, operation; safety devices; maintenance and calculations of rope haulages; locomotives (tractive effort, draw bar pull, ideal gradient); conveyors (belt, chain, cable belt, high angle, shift able and pipe conveyor); aerial rope ways; man riding systems; in-pit crushers; feeder breaker etc.; mine cars; track; super elevation; track fitting and safety appliances; self acting inclines; coal handling plants; rail wagon loading plants; use of diesel equipment in underground, free steered vehicles.

Pumps : Types, characteristics, motor power, capacity and calculations; laying of water mains; dealing with acid water; slurry, drainage; lodgments, storage, designs and layout of dams, sumps, pumping problems.

Opencast Machinery : Construction, function and operation of blast hole drills; rippers; scrapers; shovels; draglines; dumpers; road graders; dozers; wheel loaders; bucket wheel excavators; spreaders; surface miners and their maintenance aspects.

Generation, transmission and utilization of steam and compressed air;

safety aspects. Preventive, periodical and total maintenance system in mines.

Maintenance Systems : Monitoring and reporting, tribology – corrosion, planned maintenance, Preventive, periodical and total maintenance system in mines. Condition based monitoring and related maintenance system.

Mine Electrical Engineering : Generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power in mines; radial and ring-main distribution; substation arrangements; short transmission lines; cables; switch gears and protective devices; protective relays; circuit breakers; gate-end box; drill panel; field switch; trans-witch; symmetrical fault and circuit breaker rating; mine signaling; power factor improvement; electrical drives and semiconductor controllers; selection of motors and starters; semi-conductor devices; principles of operation of thyristor controlled variable speed electrical drives; electrical braking; earthing; flameproof enclosures and intrinsic safety; use of high voltage operational equipment in mines.

(e) Mine Surveying :

Linear measurement : Instrument for measuring distance and ranging, units of measurements.

EDM : Principles of measurement, types, correction, selection of instrument.

Angular measurement : Prismatic compass; bearing of lines; local attraction; magnetic declination.

Theodolite : Modern micro-optic theodolites; measurement of horizontal and vertical angles; theodolite traversing; traverse calculation; computation of coordinates; adjustment of traverse; temporary and permanent adjustment; Gyro theodolite; principle and determination of Gyro north; determination of true bearing by equal altitude method; tacheometry.

Levelling : Levelling instruments; types of levelling; characteristics and uses of contours, methods of contouring; booking and reduction methods; shaft depth measurement; temporary and permanent adjustment of levels :

Controlled Survey : Triangulation; trilateration; application of GPS and Total Station in mine surveying.

Field Astronomy : Astronomical terms; determination of true bearing by equal altitude method; Gyro theodolite; principle and determination of Gyro north; Astronomical triangle; conversion of time systems and precise determination of azimuth by astronomical methods.

Correlation : Methods of correlation surface and underground including Gyro-Laser combination.

Development Surveys : Surveys of flat, moderately and steeply inclined and vertical workings; control of direction and gradient in drifts and roadways; traversing along steep working with or without auxiliary telescopes.

Theory of errors and adjustments : Causes and classification of errors; indices of precision; laws of weight; propagation and adjustment of errors; adjustment of triangulation figures.

National grid : Map projection-Cassini; Lambert’s polyconic and universal

Geodesy : Geod, spheroid and ellipsoid; geocentric, geodetic and astronomical coordinates; orthometric and dynamic heights.

Photogrammetry : Introduction; scale of a vertical photograph; photographs versus maps; application of photogrammetry and remote sensing in mining.

Area and volume calculation : Different methods and their limitations; earthwork and building estimation; laying out of rail curves, surface and underground.

Dip and strike problems : outcrop problems; borehole surveying and calculations.

Types of plans and their preparation, care, storage and preservation : legislation concerning mine plans and sections; duties and responsibilities of surveyors.

Application of computers in mine surveying and preparation of plans.

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