Master Geotech Services (Pvt) Ltd. (MGS) was established in April 2008 by Srikant Annavarapu, Sudha Peri and Dharma Rao Paidipalli for providing quality geotechnical engineering and safety consulting to the Indian Mining and Civil construction industries. The profile of the company reflects the education and experience of the Directors.
Srikant Annavarapu (President) brings his years of experience in hard rock underground mining and geotechnical engineering in India and abroad to the team. He has worked in India in mining companies and consulting firms in various capacities and then proceeded to USA for further education and experience. He has been involved in the design of several mining projects around the world including India, Indonesia, Mexico, El Salvador and Mauritania. Apart from providing geotechnical and mining consulting to various companies, he has also been involved in education and training providing services through the University of Arizona, Edumine and the Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is a Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and is registered as a Qualified Persons for the NI-43-101 under the Canadian Securities Administrators. He is also a member of the American Rock Mechanics Association and a Life Member of the Mining, Metallurgical and Geological Institute of India (MGMI).
After retiring from the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) as Deputy DGMS in 1998, Dharma Rao Paidipalli (Director-Technical) has been working as a Technical Adviser in Safety for several underground and open pit operations in India. His expertise in general mine safety, mine inspections and risk assessment has provided him with opportunities to contribute to the safe operation of several mines in the Singareni Coalfields and the Bellary-Hospet Mining District. He has also provided lectures on general mines safety and due diligence in Mines Safety, Emergency preparedness, Accident enquiry, Crises management in mine emergencies. He is registered as an Industry Expert in Mining (ME 014) by IRQS and has been certified as a Lead Auditor under ISO:9001. Dharma Rao is actively associated with the preparation of documents for Risk Assessment and Safety Management at Hutti Gold Mine (HGML), GDK10A Colliery (SCCL) and Vyasankere Iron Ore Mine (MSPL Ltd).
While the wide range of experience of Srikant and Dharma Rao form the base of the companies services, while the administrative and legal experience of Sudha Peri (Director-Administration) support the team in the project performance and delivery. Her education in Constitutional and Administrative Law and Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy along with Clinical, Industrial and Organizational Psychology and her experience in teaching and managing legal issues for a large real estate company in India provides her with the skills required for developing and maintaining detailed administrative and procedural records that reduce redundancy, improve efficiency, and achieve the organizational objectives of MGS.
MGS aims to provide clients with cost-effective solutions to each individual problem. In order to provide comprehensive services to the Indian mining industry, MGS maintains professional contacts with university professors, industry consultants, and independent consulting engineers so that we can respond to our clients' needs in specialized areas as and when required.
Master Geotech Services (Pvt) Ltd is a reseller for the Slideminder system, a radio telemetry wireline extensometer system for realtime monitoring of ground movement.