The Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) was established in the year 1972 with the specific idea of systematic exploration and establishment of reserves of various minerals/ores, to reduce the large time gap that is entailed between the discovery of a prospect and its eventual exploitation. MECL has carved its way to become the premier exploration agency in the country which undertakes exploration work on behalf of the Government on the promotional basis and on contractual basis for other agencies. The company has also diversified into commercial mining of selected minerals and coal sampling to increase its revenue.
The company has its headquarters at Nagpur. MECL has carried its operations all over the country. The company carries out its activities through separate divisions with specific functions. The divisions comprise of, Geology, Drilling, and Mining. MECL’s support services are provided by Finance Division, Materials Management Division, Personnel & Administration Division, Commercial Division, and Planning Division. Other than this, it also has a full fledged Information Technology Centre at its headquarter.


Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited ( MECL ) was established as an autonomous Public Sector Company in October 1972, under the control of Ministry of Mines, Government of India. MECl has received status of Miniratna category II.

MECL’s Mission

The company has the Mission “to provide high quality, cost effective and time bound geoscientific services for exploration and exploitation of minerals”.

MECL Ongoing Projects

MECL has set its priority in the exploration for energy minerals which is currently in huge continues to be for energy minerals, i.e., coal and lignite. In addition, exploration for other minerals like copper, gold, and granite has also continued.

Under the promotional program, exploration in progress is for the following :

  1. Copper at Singhania in Rajasthan  
  2. Molybdenum at Harur, Tamil Nadu

                                                 Exploration projects
No. Projects State
D1 Jharia Jharkhand
D13 Nandup


D2 Ramkola


D3 Rajhara
D4 Jhila Barpali
D5 Labji Pusra
D6 Kartala
D7 Gorhi Mahloi
D14 Ghargoda
D22 Saraipani
D8 Singrauli Madhya Pradesh
D9 Makri – Barka
D23 Satna
D24 Burhar
D10 Bhilwara Rajasthan
D11 Deswal
D12 Jaitpur
D15 Sethiatope Tamil Nadu
D16 Kumarswamy Karnatka
D18 Somawaram Andhra Pradesh
D19 Meenakshi Orissa
D20 Taldihi
D21 Panchpatmali
D17 Chandiposhi
Mining Projects
No. Projects States
M1 Khetri I & II Rajasthan

Career Opportunities at MECL

Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) has made major and noteworthy contributions in the development of the nation by exploration of minerals like coal, lignite, base metals, gold, bauxite, limestone etc. and has also achieved numerous distinctions. The company has a manpower force of around 1500 dedicated executives and non-executives. That company has sets its motto “leave no stone unturned” to achieve the goals, singly or in association with suitable strategic partners in the present economic reforms.

Apart from an excellent atmosphere for growth of its employees, the company offers a package of remuneration that compares with the best in the Indian Industry. The package includes Basic pay, Variable Dearness Allowance, Cafeteria Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Conveyance Maintenance Reimbursement, Contributory Provident Fund, medical reimbursement for self and dependents, Gratuity, etc.

MECL has various recruitment opportunities at lower, middle and senior executive levels in a large number of disciplines for which candidates can apply:

  1. Exploration Geologist
  2. Geophysicists
  3. Surveyors
  4. Drilling Engineers
  5. Mining Engineers
  6. Surveyors
  7. Analytical Chemists
  8. Instrumentation Engineers
  9. Mechanical Engineers
  10. IT Engineers

Support & Administration

  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Materials Management
  • Legal
  • Hindi
  • Security
  • Vigilance

Method of Recruitment

MECL advertises the vacancies in the leading newspapers and displays the same online on its website. Only the applications specific to the vacancy advertisements / notification will be entertained. The applications without any reference to the specific notification / advertisment will neither be entertained nor replied to.

How to Apply

The candidate will have to register online and fill up the necessary details against each vacancy notified. Only those candidates who will fulfill eligibility criteria of age, qualification, experience, and reservations if any, will be eligible to apply. All originals will be checked at the time of Personal Interview.

Note: The MECL Project Headquarters are located in townships, however, the worksites may differ as they are located in the surrounding villages, where normal amenities are not available in comparison to cities. The applicants are advised to be ready to live in the field or remote area and to work in difficult working conditions.

Pay Structure

The pay structure is as follows:

Executives in IDA Scale

S.NO. Grade Pay Scale (Rs)
1 E-0 12,600-32,500/-
2 E-1 16,400-40,500/-
3 E-2 20,600-46,500/-
4 E-3 24,900-50,500/-
5 E-4 29,100-54,500/-
6 E-5 32,900-58,000/-
7 E-6 36,600-62,000/-
8 E-7 43,200-66,000/-

Non-Executives in IDA Scale :

S.NO Grade Pay Scale (Rs)
1 W-1 8,000-15,500/-
2 W-2 8,100-15,700/-
3 W-3 8,300-17,000/-
4 W-4 8,500-18,600/-
5 W-5 8,800-20,400/-
6 W-6 9,100-22,400/-
7 W-7 9,500-24,800/-
8 W-8 10,000-27,600/-

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