A press release has been published, “approving merger / amalgamation of National Institute of Miners’ Health with ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health” on 24th July, 2019.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave approval to dissolve National Institute of Miners’ Health (NIMH) and merge it with ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahemdabad with all assets and liabilities and absorb all the employees of NIMH in NIOH in similar post and pay scale as the case may be and their pay be protected.
- NIMH was set up by Government of India in 1990 and registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960.
- The registered office of NIMH is located at Kolar Gold Fields, Karnataka and the Central Laboratory in Nagpur.
Work engagement of NIHM
- The Institute conducts applied research in occupational health and hygiene and specializes in providing technical support services to mining and mineral based industry with special reference to metalliferous sector and endeavors for safe mines and healthy miners through research & development.
Work engagement of NIOH
- NIOH include a vast array of areas related to occupational health which also includes occupational medicine and occupational hygiene.
Impact and Benefit of Merger
Expenditure Management Commission recommended, that- “Organisations with similar objectives can be considered for merger to encourage synergy in operations and reduction in cost”.
The merger / amalgamation of NIMH with NIOH will prove beneficial to both the Institutes in term of enhanced expertise in the field of occupational health besides the efficient management of public money.
Accordingly, recommended merger of NIMH with NIOH.