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“Its time to tap benefits from the improving steel scenario”


New Delhi / Bhilai, September 30, 2018: Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) Chairman Shri Anil Chaudhary after assuming the charge has initiated establishing direct communication with employees to pave the way for SAIL’s resurgence and to communicate immediate priorities. SAIL Chairman underlining his immediate priorities asked the steel collective to make safety an organizational priority,  maximize profit from capital investment, achieve all production targets with special focus on rail, structurals and techno-economics, strengthen preventive maintenance processes and stabilize operations through logistics, maintain consistent focus on customers, develop digital priorities and capabilities to achieve new heights in the future, promote talent in the entire organization, implement organizational policies for enhancing and employee satisfaction and prepare the organization for country’s future requirements.  Shri Chaudhary has initiated this communication from SAIL Bhilai Steel Plant.

During his Bhilai visit on September 29, 2018, Shri Chaudhary said that fulfilling the rail requirements of Indian Railways is our highest priorities. While boosting rail production, he urged the Bhilai collective to achieve rail production of 12 lakh tonnes this year. Along with this he said, “We have to meet the current market competition and get business advantage. For this, there is a need to achieve profitability by minimizing the cost of production per tonne of production, for which special emphasis has to be given on production from modernized units.”

While emphasizing on increasing the production from SAIL’s new facilities such as Steel Melting Shop-3 and Bloom Caster- 3, Shri Chaudhary said that “Currently, the steel industry is going through a better phase, and this is the time to take maximum advantage of this opportunity.” Emphasizing on SAIL employees’ morale, motivation and teamwork Shri Chaudhary said that “I have always believed that our people are our biggest capital. We have to pave a new way for tapping our true potential. Compared to our collective organizational talent the galaxy of any goals will prove lesser.”

Shri Chaudhary also inspected the Plant besides interacting with the employees. During this, he said that we have to make optimum utilization of resources and, along with improving the techno-economic standards we have to focus on building infrastructure for future. He further said that our internal capacity should be such that the turmoils of the market can not distract us.

Shri Chaudhary met three important groups of internal stakeholders – Leaders (Senior Management), Influencers (Union / Association Representative) and Doers (Cross Section of employees) – and shared the organization’s priorities with everyone to develop shared understanding and coordinated work culture across all levels. While urging the employees to give their best to the organization, he said that the Company will continue to make efforts to improve facilities given to them.


Appreciating the work culture of Bhilai Steel Plant, Shri Chaudhary said that just as a bindi enhances the honour of a bride, Bhilai Steel Plant has been the jewel in the crown of SAIL and enhanced the honour of this Maharatna. On this occasion, along with Chairman Shri Chaudhary, Director, Project and Buisness Planning Shri G. Vishwakarma, Director, Technical Shri H. N. Rai, CEO, Bhilai Steel Plant Shri M. Ravi and other senior officials of SAIL and a large number of employees were also present.