Explosives Act, 1884
2. Administrative Ministry
The Department of Explosives remained under the control of Home Dept. prior to 1905 and subsequently shifted to Dept. of Commerce and Industry in 1905, Dept of Industries during 1921,Dept. of Industry and labor during 1923,Dept. of Labour during 1937,Ministry of Work, Mines and Power during 1950,Ministry of Works, Production and Supply during 1951.Ministry of Work, Housing and Supply during 1952,Ministry of Industrial Development, Internal trade and Company Affairs during 1969, and thereafter the this Ministry was later reorganized several times with attachment/ detachment of departments like internal trade, Company Affairs, Civil supplies, Science and Technology etc. At present, the Department of Explosives remained under the Department of Industrial Development, Ministry of Industry up to the year 1999-2000. During the year 2000-2001, the Department of Industrial Development was merged with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and now the Department of Explosives is under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.