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255. Mineral Administration & Governance through ICT (MAGIC) Commissionerate of Geology & Mining (CGM), Gujarat
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This initiative was conferred Bronze award in the category of “Innovative Use Technology in e-” in the National e-Governance Awards, 2013 [Uploaded on 27.06.2013]

The Commissionerate of Geology & Mining (CGM), Government of Gujarat has developed and implemented “Mineral Administration and Governance through ICT (MAGIC)” application with a goal to achieve “Zero Visit Office”. CGM has implemented many innovative ideas such as mineral exploration through outsourced agencies, identification of mineral blocks and putting the entire information in the public domain, e-Auction of new leases, integrated Lease Management System (ILMS), including weighbridge automation, use of technology to curb illegal mining – through establishment of Boundary Poles marking the boundaries of the mines using the latitude-longitude coordinates, system Audit by professional CA firms, etc.

The e-services provided by CGM covers all the 24 district offices of CGM in 26 districts of Gujarat. Approximately 6800 Lease Owners (Mining / Quarry) are covered under the e-services, in addition to other beneficiaries such as Mineral Stockists, Weigh Bridge owners and District Geologists.

The initiative has resulted in more transparent and hassle-free process, and elimination of redundant processes; reduction in the effort and time spent to fetch necessary information; reduction in incidents of illegal mining and increase in mineral revenue; and reduced corruption.

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