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Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport And Highways
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MERCANTILE MARINE DEPARTMENT
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Particulars of Organization, Functions and Duties

4(1)(b) iv Norms for discharge of duties

  • Working hours of the department are from 0930hrs to 1800hrs from Monday to Friday.
  • List of the MMD holidays is published on the MMD website www.mmd.gov.in
  • Surveyors are nominated within one working day of the receipt of the application.
  • An application is to be made 72hrs prior to the survey work to be carried out. Thereafter survey is carried out on mutually agreed date and time between the applicant and the concerned surveyor.
  • Statutory Certificate is issued on the next working day of satisfactory completion of the survey.
  • Statutory Certificate for the survey carried out by the Recognised Organisation (Classification Societies) is issued within five working days of the submission of the report, subject to the satisfactory scrutiny of the report by the Department.
  • An initial inspection for approval of maritime training institute is carried out within one month of the receipt of the instruction from the DGS.
  • Scheduled inspection for ensuring compliance with the DGS norms is carried out as per the annual schedule.
    Unscheduled inspections are carried out as per the instructions of the DGS/PO.
  • ISM and ISPS audits are carried out as per the instructions of the DGS and in consultation with the ship/company/port concerned. Any change in scheduled is to be intimated to the DGS in advance for concurrence.
  • Written Examinations are conducted as per the annual schedule.Oral examinations are conducted as per the monthly schedule. Certificate of Competency is issued to successful candidates within 30days of the submission of the application. Rating watch-keeping certificate is issued to successful candidates on next working day. Various endorsements are issued on next working day of the submission of the application.
  • Release order to the vessels detained under PSC/FSI is issued immediately on satisfactory rectification of the deficiencies.
  • Plans/Booklets submitted for approval are forwarded to the DGS within two months of submission subject to the satisfactory scrutiny for compliance with the requirements of the Administration.
  • Casualty investigation is completed within three months of the assigned date.
  • Registration of the Indian ships/fishing vessels/sailing vessels and Certificate of Registry is issued within two working days, subject to satisfactory submission and scrutiny of all relevant documents.
  • Creation and discharge of mortgage is done within two working days of satisfactory submission and scrutiny of all relevant documents.
  • International Tonnage Certificate and Civil Liability Certificate is issued within two working days.
  • Grievances are addressed within seven days of the submission of the complaint.
  • Fees for various inspections and issue of certificates are available on the DGS website- www.dgshipping.com
  • Any change in schedule is posted on the MMD website- www.mmd.gov.in.
  • Norms for discharge of the MMD functions are available on the MMD website.
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