Commissionerate of Mines Labour Welfare


  • Collection of excise duty on notified minerals imposed under section 3 of the Excise Duty on minerals (labor Welfare) Act, 1967 by the Federal Government.
  •  Provision of welfare facilities to mine labors.

Excise Duty on Minerals

  • On dispatch of 11 Minerals @ Rs.5/- per ton
  • On dispatch of 50 Minerals @ Rs.3/- per ton

Mines Labor Welfare Schemes envisaged in the Act

  • Improvement of public health and sanitation.
  • The provision and maintenance of dispensary service in mines and prevention of diseases.
  • The provision and improvement of water supplies and facilities for washing.
  • The provision and improvement of education facilities.
  • The provision of transport to and from work.
  • The improvement of standard of living including nutrition, amelioration of social conditions and the provision of recreational facilities.
  • Grant-in-aid to a local authority or the owner, agent or manager of a mine of any scheme approved by the Government.
  • Grant-in-aid to mine owners who maintained dispensary services for the benefit of their mine labours.
  •  Housing Schemes.


a. Health Facility

  • 12 No. mine labours welfare dispensaries established to provide immediate emergency treatment/first aid to the mine labours
  • Provision of free of cost medicine to the mine labours at the dispensaries.
  • Ambulance facility in mining areas in Distt. Swabi, Buner, Karak, Nowshera, Haripur, Lakki Marwat, Kohat for use of mine labours at the time of emergency.


b. Education Facility (Scholarships for children of mine labours)


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 Rate of Scholarships

Primary Classes (1st to 5th)

Rs.600/- pm

Middle Classes (6th to 8th)

Rs.800/- pm

Matric Classes (9th to 10th)

Rs.1,000/- pm

Intermediate/Diploma Classes  

Rs.1,200/- pm

Bachelor Degree Classes 

Rs.1,500/- pm

Master Degree Classes

Rs.2,000/- pm

Medical/Engineering & other Professional classes  

Rs.3,000/- pm


c. Transport Facility

Transport Facility provided to the mine workers working in the mining areas of the cement factories.


d. Water Supply Scheme (Tubewell)

    01 Nos. water supply schemes for mine labours at Bampokha District Buner near to completion.

f. Reimbursement of Medical charges to the mine labours

g. Financial Support for Education of Disabled children of mine labours



  • Upgradation of the existing mines labour welfare dispensaries
  • Establishment of new mines labour welfare dispensaries
  • Provision of recreational facilities to mine labours
  • Provision of artificial limb(s) to affected mines labours
  •  Provision of housing facility to the mine labours at mine sites.
  • Continuation of Provision of Water Supply schemes for mine labours
  • Continuation of Reimbursement of Medical charges to the mine labours
  • Continuation of Financial Support for Education of Disabled children of mine labours
  • Continuation of scholarship scheme
  • Grant in Aid to mine owners who maintained standard dispensary services for the mine labours etc


Minerals Development Department
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Abdul Wali Khan Complex, Civil Secretariat, Peshawar
Phone # 091-9223553