Amalgamation of National Institute of Miners Health with ICMR-NIOH (Download PDF)

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Cabinet approved the merger of National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH), an autonomous Institute under Union Ministry of Mines (MoM) with ICMR-NIOH (Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health), Ahmedabad, under Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) with all assets and liabilities.

The NIMH, ICMR, NIOH, MOM and Department of Health Research (DHR), MoHFW will take action required for effecting dissolution and merger of NIMH with NIOH.

This amalgamation includes absorbing of all employees of NIMH in NIOH in similar post/pay scale as case may be and their pay be protected.

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Impact & Benefits

  • The merger is expected to benefit both Institutes in term of enhanced expertise in field of occupational health as well as efficient management of public money.

  • The Expenditure Management Commission which was reviewing working and performance of autonomous institutes recommended merger of NIMH with NIOH suggested that organisations with similar objectives can be considered for merger to encourage synergy in operations and reduction in cost.

National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH)

  • The National Institute of Miner’s Health was established in 1990 by Government of India.

  • The establishment registration was done as a Society under Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960. The registered office is located at Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka and Central Laboratory in Nagpur.

  • It is responsible for conducting applied research in occupational health and hygiene.

  • It provides technical support services to mining as well as mineral based industry with special reference to metalliferous sector.

  • It ensures safe mines and healthy miners through research & development (R&D)

  • The areas related to occupational health including occupational medicine and occupational hygiene.

National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH)

  • The National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad, was established by the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi in 1966.

  • The Institute started functioning as “Occupational Health Research Institute” (OHRI) at the B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, in the year 1966.

  • The institute consists of an occupational health clinic which treats patients with work related illnesses.

  • This institute deals with all aspects of working life, and works in both environmental and health fields, and often visits workplaces to look into their health practices.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 22, 2019

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