Sirdar, Colliery

The tasks a Sirdar, Colliery is expected to perform include:

Assisting Overman, Colliery in his work and conducting drilling, blasting, timbering, etc.

Indenting and collecting material and other equipment near work-site

Directing and guiding drilling and blasting operations and ensuring observance of safety precautions

Examining edges of space left by extraction of coal seam and directing erection of supports according to timbering rules

Attending to dangerous operations giving directions in safety measures

Maintaining records of output in his section and submits reports to superiors

Deputising for Overman, Colliery in his absence

Rending first-aid and conducting rescue operations, if necessary

Skilled in conducting drilling, blasting, timbering operations

Ability to deputise for Overman, Colliery in his absence

Proficiency in maintaining records of output in his section and submit reports to superiors

Well-versed on collecting material and other equipment near work-site

Proficient in safety techniques to be followed in mining sites

Will be updated



Attention to detail

Hand-eye dexterity

Physically fit

Good team player

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, general fatigue, risks of eye and face injuries due to flying rock chips, occupational deafness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to handling drilling machines, cuts and abrasions from handling rock or stone, gas poisoning, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience INR 15,200 per month - INR 22,150 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 22,150 per month - INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 30,000 per month - INR 37,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines, it is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has large number of employees including contract manpower totaling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India