14. Training of person on shotfiring –
(1) Every person eligible to appear at the Shotfirer’s Certificate of Competency Examination and who intends to appear at the said examination within the succeeding three months, shall,, before he appears for the examination and in addition to the training specified in Rule 13 undergo a course of training as detailed in the Seventh Schedule. The training under the rule shall be so arranged that the persons concerned can attend same conveniently either before or after their normal working hours.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in Rule 3, the training specified in the Seventh Schedule shall also be undergone within one month of employment, or re-employment, as the case may be, by-
(i) every shotfirer or blaster on employment in an another mine except in case where he has already undergone such training and
(ii) every person who though qualified to fire shots has not worked as a shortfirer for a continuous period of six months or more, on re-employment as a shotfirer :
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rules (1) and (2) in the case of persons, working in metalliferous mines having opencast workings only, or holding blaster, restricted certificate, it shall be sufficient if the course of training is confined to not less than eight lecture and demonstrations and covering only such items of Seventh Schedule as refer to opencast workings and general principles of shotfiring.