Licensing and Leasing Process

Licencing and Leasing Process

Procedure for an Exploration License:

  1. The application form may be obtained on payment of a fee of Taka 1000.00 (one thousand) for each copy.
  2.  Every application shall be submitted along with necessary papers mentioned in the serial no. 12 of the prescribed application form and the original copy of the treasury challan showing the payment of non-refundable fee of Taka 10,000.00 (ten thousand) for exploration license for the first 100 (one hundred) hectares or any part thereof, and Taka 500.00 (five hundred) for each additional hectare or any part thereof.
  3. The fees mentioned above shall be deposited in the Head of Accounts              1/4241/0000/2681 by a treasury challan.
  4. Except as otherwise decided by the Government a license shall not be granted in respect of any area of more than 4000 hectares.
  5. If the necessary papers submitted by the applicant are found correct, according to rule 5(5) bureau shall send the application to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division for the prior approval of the government.
  6. After getting the approval of the government an Exploration License is granted according to rules 16. A license shall contain the terms and conditions, as specified in the form of an agreement set out in the Fifth Schedule.
  7.  A security deposit of taka 100 (one hundred) per hectare or any part thereof subject to a minimum of TK. 1,00,000 (one lac) is to be made by the license.
  8. A license shall in the first instance be valid for two year. Subject to the satisfactory compliance of the terms and conditions of the license including the working obligations under rule 54, the licensing authority may renew the license for a period not exceeding 12 (twelve) months at a time to enable the license to complete the exploration work where the total exploration period will not exceed 4 years including the initial granting period.
  9. The licensee shall, on or before the 31st of January of each calendar year, pay a nonrefundable annual fee for that calendar year at the rate of Taka 500.00 (five hundred) per hectare or any part thereof. Provided that, where a license or a lease is granted after the 31st January of a calendar year, the fee for that year shall be payable within two months from the date after such granting.

 

 

Procedure for a Mining Lease:

  1. The application form may be obtained on payment of a fee of Taka 1000.00 (one thousand) for each copy.
  2.  Every application shall be submitted along with necessary papers mentioned in the serial no. 12 of the prescribed application form and the original copy of the treasury challan showing the payment of non-refundable fee of Taka 2,00,,000.00 (two lac) for a mining lease for the first 100 (one hundred) hectares or any part thereof and Taka 1000.00 (one thousand) for each additional hectare or any part thereof.
  3. The fees mentioned above shall be deposited in the Head of Accounts              1/4241/0000/2681 by a treasury challan.
  4. Except as otherwise decided by the government, no lease shall be granted in respect of any area of more than 800 hectares for open pit mining or more than 600 hectares for underground mining.
  5. If the necessary papers submitted by the applicant are found correct, according to rule 5(5) bureau shall send the application to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division for the prior approval of the government.
  6. After getting the approval of the government a Mining Lease is granted according to rules 16. A Mining Lease shall contain the terms and conditions, as specified in the form of an agreement set out in the Sixth Schedule.
  7. Lessee shall submit a security deposit at the rate of TK. 1000.00 (one thousand) only per hectare or part thereof, subject to a minimum of TK. 5,00,000 (five lac) only are made by the lessee.
  8. The initial term of a lease shall not exceed 10 (ten) years in case of open pit mining and 20 (twenty) years in case of underground mining. The Director may, on application made to him by the lessee at least two months before the expiry of the lease, grant renewal of the lease for 2 (two) terms of five (5) years each in respect of the whole or any part or parts of the leased area, subject to previous satisfactory performance by the lessee. The Director may, on application made to him at least 3 (three) months before the expiry of the renewal granted, grant renewal with the prior approval of the Government. 

 

  1. The lessee shall, on or before the 31st of January of each calendar year, pay a nonrefundable annual fee for that calendar year at the rate of Taka 500.00 (five hundred) per hectare or any part thereof. Provided that, where a license or a lease is granted after the 31st January of a calendar year, the fee for that year shall be payable within two months from the date after such granting.
  1. The lessee shall, by the 30th April, 31st July and 31st January each year, pay royalty at the rates mentioned in the eleventh schedule for minerals extracted and submit a copy of a treasury challan in original to the director showing the payment of such of such royalty. The royalty shall be deposited in the Head of Accounts 1/4241/0000/1701 by a treasury challan.

  
Procedure for a Quarry Lease for Ordinary Stone, Sand Mixed Stone and Silica Sand:

  1. Ordinary Stone, Sand Mixed Stone and Silica Sand will be leased out through open tender method.
  2. In order to lease out Ordinary Stone, Sand Mixed Stone and Silica Sand for a period of 2 (two) years from 1st Boishakh of Bangla year the district committee will invite tender and will recommend for granting lease in favor of the highest bidder.  
  3. After getting the recommendation of district committee Director, Bureau of Mineral Development will grant lease with the prior approval of the government.
  4. Before tender invitation, the representatives of Bureau of Mineral Development, Geological Survey of Bangladesh and concern Deputy Commissioner will demarcate the quarry area and fix up the quarry lease money on Ogrohayon month of Bangla year. 
  5. The quarry lease money shall be deposited in the Head of Accounts 1/4241/0000/1701 by a treasury challan. 

 

Procedure for a Quarry Lease for minerals other than Ordinary Stone, Sand Mixed Stone and Silica Sand:

  1. The application form may be obtained on payment of a fee of Taka 1000.00 (one thousand) for each copy.
  2. Every application shall be submitted along with necessary papers mentioned in the serial no. 12 of the prescribed application form and the original copy of the treasury challan showing the payment of non-refundable fee of Taka 20,000.00 (twenty thousand) for the first 30 (thirty) hectares or any part thereof, and TK. 500 (five hundred) for each additional hectare or any part thereof.
  3. The fees mentioned above shall be deposited in the Head of Accounts              1/4241/0000/2681 by a treasury challan.
  4. Except as otherwise decided by the government, a quarry lease shall not be granted in respect of any area measuring more than 30 (thirty) hectares.
  5. If the necessary papers submitted by the applicant are found correct, according to rule 5(5) bureau shall send the application to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division for the prior approval of the government.
  6. After getting the approval of the government a Quarry Lease is granted according to rules 16. A Quarry Lease shall contain the terms and conditions, as specified in the form of an agreement set out in the Seventh Schedule. Such lease can be renewed with prior approval of the government.
  7. A security deposit at the rate of TK. 1000.00 (one thousand) only per hectare or part thereof, subject to a minimum of TK. 30,000 (thirty thousand) only are made by the lessee.
  8. The lessee shall, on or before the 31st of January of each calendar year, pay a nonrefundable annual fee for that calendar year at the rate of Taka 500.00 (one hundred) per hectare or any part thereof. Provided that, where a license or a lease is granted after the 31st January of a calendar year, the fee for that year shall be payable within two months from the date after such granting.
  9. The lessee shall pay royalty on quarterly production return basis, for the period from January to March by 30th April, for the period from April to June by 31st July, for the period from July to September by 31st October, of the relevant calendar year, and for the period from October to December by 31st January of the next calendar year, at the rates mentioned in the Eleventh Schedule for minerals extracted and shall submit a copy of the treasury challan in original to the Director showing payment of such royalty.
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