Explosives Act, 1884
1. Changes in Designation and Administrative Ministry
The designation of the Head of the Department was first changed to ‘Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Explosives in India ’ in 1902-03. During post- independence period, the prefix “Her Majesty’s” was deleted. The suffix “In India” was subsequently deleted in 1973, with change in the designation as “Chief Controller of Explosives” with corresponding changes in the subordinate cadres and since then, this designation of “Chief Controller of Explosives and Controller of Explosives” were incorporated in the main frame of the Acts & Rules after necessary amendment in the Explosives and Petroleum Acts & the Rules framed thereunder.