Modernization of Geological Survey of India and lack of manpower : Rajya Sabha Q&A
Modernization of Geological Survey of India and lack of manpower : Rajya Sabha Q & A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF MINES
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-697
Modernization of GSI
697 . SHRIMATI JAYA BACHCHAN
(a) whether the Geological Survey of India(GSI) is facing the shortage of manpower and modern machineries and techniques;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government has taken any steps to modernise GSI; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?
(a)&(b) Geological Survey of India (GSI) is facing shortage of manpower at present. Details of the sanctioned and filled in strengths of GSI are given in the Annexure – I.
Regarding modern machineries and techniques, GSI is presently equipped with several precision equipments for carrying out ground, aerial and marine surveys and analyses of rocks and minerals. However, development of equipment and technology is a dynamic process which continuously changes with new technology and more high precision equipments which are developed through advanced research. GSI tries to keep abreast of these new developments in Geosciences.
(c)&(d) The Government of India, Ministry of Mines had formed a High Power Committee (HPC) to examine and restructure GSI to make it a world class organization. The HPC recommendations were approved by the Cabinet on 25.10.2011. With the recommendation of HPC, GSI was reorganized in the Mission –Region –Hybrid Matrix Mode. Further the sanctioned strength of manpower was increased from 11,420 to 12,369. GSI is taking action to fill up the vacancies in a phased manner which is to be completed by 2018. The additional manpower will enable GSI to take up more programmes in the quest for new mineral resources and carry out research programmes for the development of geosciences as well as for societal benefits.
Steps have been taken by the Government to make GSI a world class organization with cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipments. Towards this end Ministry of Mines on 30.6.2009 had formed a Modernization Committee to look into the requirements of technology and equipments for GSI. The Modernization Committee submitted its report after peer reviewing in August, 2011 for implementation. GSI is carrying out its modernization according to the projections made in the Modernization Committee Report. Details of planned technology infusion are given in the Annexure – II.
STATUS OF SANCTIONED & FILLED IN STRENGTH OF VARIOUS STREAMS IN GSI AS ON 30.06.2013
|Stream||Sanctioned strength**||Filled in strength|
|Gr. A||Gr. B
|Gr.C||Total||Gr. A||Gr. B
|S&T (a)||Geology||2786||660||150||3596||1680||3+109 =112||76||1868|
|Geophysics||555||220||70||845||184||4+22 = 26||34||244|
|Total (a)||3940||1611||1114||6665||2093||36+458 =494||597||3184|
|Transport||–||320||480||800||–||0 + 58 =58||628||686|
|Finance||33||30||–||63||3||0+ 2 = 2||—||5|
|Misc||13||200||2000||2213||5||2+56 = 58||1758||1821|
G – Gazetted, NG – Non-Gazetted, Gr. – Group
PLANNED TECHNOLOGY INFUSION DURING XII FIVE YEAR PLAN PERIOD
|Activity||Technology Infusion in XII plan period|
|AIRBORNE GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY||
|MARINE SURVEY||1. The Ocean Going Research Vessel (OGRV) is in the final stage of procurement. The OGRV is expected to be delivered by September 2013.
2. GSI also proposes to procure a Geotechnical Vessel for which the procurement process is on.
|INFORMATION DISSEMINATION||Online Core Business Integrated System (OCBIS) is a system for integrating online all core geoscientific and administrative processes. It will integrate all available data in a spatial environment, allowing search and exploration using diverse queries. It will capture, store, utilize and manage all information generating out of GSI’s activities. It will disseminate reports through the Web Portal as per the requirement of the users.|