Shri Balvender Kumar, IAS
Secretary (Mines)Ministry of Mines Government of India
National Institute of Rock Mechanics is a premier institution dedicated to research and consultancy services to mining and civil engineering,
sectors in various aspects of rock mechanics.
The International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) was founded in Salzburg in 1962.The Secretariat of ISRM is in Lisbon (Portugal).
ISRM has 54 National / Regional Groups, India being one of them.