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SAIL: Odisha CM inaugurates Plasma Bank at Ispat General Hospital

A Plasma Bank was inaugurated on-line by Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha at Ispat General Hospital of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on 31st July. The Plasma Bank, set up in association with the Government of Odisha would go a long way in the treatment of the critically ill COVID-19 patients.

It is one of the many exemplary initiatives of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant under the guidance of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, to fight the pandemic. He has also been stressing on strengthening infrastructure and expanding services and COVID-19 tests in SAIL’s hospitals for the people of the region. Earlier in the month of April, a COVID Sample Testing Lab was established in IGH which proved beneficial in containing the spread of the disease.

The Plasma Bank which is first in this region is equipped with Apheresis machine for plasma collection, Sealer, Crash Cart, Oxygen line and a Plasma cabinet for storage of 350-500 units of plasma. Persons completely cured of COVID-19 can donate plasma in the centre. A number of stringent tests are carried out in the Plasma Bank to check the quality of the plasma before providing the same for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Centre will be managed by the doctors and paramedics of Ispat General Hospital. This centre has brought a new ray of hope and optimism amongst the people of this region.

The inauguration programme was attended by Minister (Labour & Employment), Govt of Odisha, Susanta Singh, Minister (Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti ), Govt of Odisha, Smt Tukuni Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Govt of Odisha, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, CEO, RSP Dipak Chattaraj and many other eminent leaders of the region, senior officers of Govt. of Odisha and Rourkela Steel Plant.

01 Aug 2020
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Amid COVID-19 pandemic SAIL launches Website for its Mediclaim Scheme

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), today, has launched a unified and integrated website for around 1.2 lakh beneficiaries, who are availing of SAIL Mediclaim Scheme. The beneficiaries include retired employees and their spouses. Considering the current situation of the Corona Virus Pandemic, where going out may not be possible for elderly people, the Company promptly acted to provide a one-stop solution for its retired employees who can now access the facilities of the SAIL Mediclaim Scheme from the comfort of their home. Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has all along been stressing to give focus on strengthening SAIL’s hospitals and the healthcare systems of the Company for the public as well as for SAIL employees.

The beneficiaries can access this website either directly through the URL (http://SAIL.mdindia.com) or can access it through the Company’s main website (www.sail.co.in) which also will have the link. All the resources pertaining to SAIL Mediclaim Scheme like e-cards for members, guide booklet, details of all network hospitals and healthcare service providers, requisite claim forms & undertakings, relevant circulars and scheme, etc. would be available on this Website’s download section. The members would be able to view their profile and membership status, send pre-authorization claim intimation, lodge their claims online by uploading documents/ADRs, etc. and monitor the status of their claim settlement on this portal. This will do away the requirement of the physical movement of elderly people to avail of benefits under the scheme with the click of a button.

The new Website will have functionalities for Plants/Units of SAIL, Ex-employees, Insurance Agency and TPA and details of the Mediclaim Scheme would be available on a live (real-time basis) on this website. The Plants/Units of SAIL will have a dashboard to view enrolment status and profiles of enrolled members. The Internal Resource Persons (IRPs) of Plants/Units can update member details. The Website would also facilitate the submission of various claims and lodging of cashless claims in a paperless manner.

A Grievance Redressal Mechanism has also been provided on the Portal where lodging of each grievance would generate a unique Grievance Registration Number (GRN). Members would be able to track and provide feedback on the grievance resolution through GRN.

This is the Company’s unique initiative to reach out, engage and stay connected with its retired employees and their spouses. The contents and provisions of this website will facilitate the delivery of quality health-care services to the members of SAIL’s extended family.

24 Jul 2020
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SAIL: Odisha CM inaugurates Plasma Bank at Ispat General Hospital

By IndianMandarins 01 Aug 2020

A Plasma Bank was inaugurated on-line by Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha at Ispat General Hospital of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on 31st July. The Plasma Bank, set up in association with the Government of Odisha would go a long way in the treatment of the critically ill COVID-19 patients.

It is one of the many exemplary initiatives of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant under the guidance of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, to fight the pandemic. He has also been stressing on strengthening infrastructure and expanding services and COVID-19 tests in SAIL’s hospitals for the people of the region. Earlier in the month of April, a COVID Sample Testing Lab was established in IGH which proved beneficial in containing the spread of the disease.

The Plasma Bank which is first in this region is equipped with Apheresis machine for plasma collection, Sealer, Crash Cart, Oxygen line and a Plasma cabinet for storage of 350-500 units of plasma. Persons completely cured of COVID-19 can donate plasma in the centre. A number of stringent tests are carried out in the Plasma Bank to check the quality of the plasma before providing the same for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Centre will be managed by the doctors and paramedics of Ispat General Hospital. This centre has brought a new ray of hope and optimism amongst the people of this region.

The inauguration programme was attended by Minister (Labour & Employment), Govt of Odisha, Susanta Singh, Minister (Women & Child Development & Mission Shakti ), Govt of Odisha, Smt Tukuni Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), Govt of Odisha, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, CEO, RSP Dipak Chattaraj and many other eminent leaders of the region, senior officers of Govt. of Odisha and Rourkela Steel Plant.

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic SAIL launches Website for its Mediclaim Scheme

By IndianMandarins 24 Jul 2020

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), today, has launched a unified and integrated website for around 1.2 lakh beneficiaries, who are availing of SAIL Mediclaim Scheme. The beneficiaries include retired employees and their spouses. Considering the current situation of the Corona Virus Pandemic, where going out may not be possible for elderly people, the Company promptly acted to provide a one-stop solution for its retired employees who can now access the facilities of the SAIL Mediclaim Scheme from the comfort of their home. Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has all along been stressing to give focus on strengthening SAIL’s hospitals and the healthcare systems of the Company for the public as well as for SAIL employees.

The beneficiaries can access this website either directly through the URL (http://SAIL.mdindia.com) or can access it through the Company’s main website (www.sail.co.in) which also will have the link. All the resources pertaining to SAIL Mediclaim Scheme like e-cards for members, guide booklet, details of all network hospitals and healthcare service providers, requisite claim forms & undertakings, relevant circulars and scheme, etc. would be available on this Website’s download section. The members would be able to view their profile and membership status, send pre-authorization claim intimation, lodge their claims online by uploading documents/ADRs, etc. and monitor the status of their claim settlement on this portal. This will do away the requirement of the physical movement of elderly people to avail of benefits under the scheme with the click of a button.

The new Website will have functionalities for Plants/Units of SAIL, Ex-employees, Insurance Agency and TPA and details of the Mediclaim Scheme would be available on a live (real-time basis) on this website. The Plants/Units of SAIL will have a dashboard to view enrolment status and profiles of enrolled members. The Internal Resource Persons (IRPs) of Plants/Units can update member details. The Website would also facilitate the submission of various claims and lodging of cashless claims in a paperless manner.

A Grievance Redressal Mechanism has also been provided on the Portal where lodging of each grievance would generate a unique Grievance Registration Number (GRN). Members would be able to track and provide feedback on the grievance resolution through GRN.

This is the Company’s unique initiative to reach out, engage and stay connected with its retired employees and their spouses. The contents and provisions of this website will facilitate the delivery of quality health-care services to the members of SAIL’s extended family.

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SAIL develops high-grade corrosion-resistant Super Duplex

By IndianMandarins 22 Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 22, 2020: This is something in sync with NaMo Govt’s call for a ‘self-reliant India’ (Atmanirbhar Bharat). Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), in a major technological breakthrough, has developed the capability to produce Super Duplex Stainless Steel in SS 32205 grade at its Salem Steel Plant (SSP). Currently, SAIL is among the few Indian steelmakers which has developed this grade of steel which is primarily imported adding to the burden of the trade balance.

The Super Duplex Stainless Steel has superior corrosion resistance with higher strength and formability. Due to its unique characteristics, it can be effectively used in various applications in corrosion-prone areas, mainly in chemical processing equipment (transport and storage, pressure vessels, tanks, piping and heat exhaust), oil & gas exploration (process equipment, pipes, tubing, marine & other high chloride environments), pulp & paper industries (digesters and bleaching equipment), food processing equipment and biofuel plants.

All these applications require high corrosion resistance steel with strength, which can be met by Super Duplex Stainless Steel (SS 32205 grade) having 3% molybdenum.  Earlier, SAIL - SSP developed Duplex Stainless Steel (SS 32202 grade) having 0.4% molybdenum content and has already serviced the orders for it. With the new capability to produce Super Duplex Stainless Steel (SS 32205 grade), SAIL has enriched its product basket further and will be able to cater to high-end steel requirements in the country.

The superior qualities of corrosion resistance, strength and formability in this new grade come through the presence of chromium, molybdenum and nitrogen in the steel. This stainless steel also has higher yield strength, almost twice that of standard austenitic steel providing flexibility to use the steel in thinner gauges for same strength. 

SAIL’s Salem Steel Plant is a special plant of the Maharatna Company which specializes in the production of quality stainless steel. This new grade of steel developed by Salem Steel Plant has a metallurgical structure consisting of two phases i.e. austenitic and ferritic, roughly in equal proportions and are designed to provide better chloride stress corrosion and chloride pitting corrosion. 

Commenting on this achievement, SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary said, “Inspired by the Government's clarion call for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Vocal for Local’, SAIL is relentlessly making efforts in developing steels, which can play important roles in these missions. The development of this high-end grade is an effort in that direction. We are confident of actively partaking in “Making In India” and “Making For India” and supplying steel which is required in the expansion of infrastructure in the country.”

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SAIL earns net profit of 2000 Crs, maintains profitability during FY’20

By IndianMandarins 11 Jul 2020

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on Friday announced its financial results for the FY 2019-2020 (FY’20). SAIL earned a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs 3170.66 Crore leading to Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs 2021.54 Crore in FY’20. This profit has been earned in spite of the challenging market conditions including the onset of Coronavirus pandemic.

In FY’20, the Company made a turnover of Rs 61024.88 Crore and its EBITDA per tonne of Saleable Steel improved from Rs 7284 in FY’19 to Rs 7869 FY’20. The Company’s EBITDA/Turnover figure stood at 18.35% in FY’20 in comparison to a figure of 15.52% CPLY. In addition, SAIL also achieved the best ever 14.23 Million Tonnes (MT) annual sales during FY’20. The Company’s strategies to increase market reach led SAIL to export 1.18 MT in FY’20, making it the highest ever exports with 54% growth over CPLY.

SAIL re-emerged as the largest domestic crude steel producing Company during FY’20. It produced 16.15 MT of crude steel in FY’20. The Company produced 15.083 MT of saleable steel during FY’20 which is the best ever figure so far.

In FY’20 it also emerged as the largest miner for steel making input materials by mining a total of 32.406 MT of iron ore, fluxes (limestone and dolomite), coking coal and non-coking coal.

Augmentation of efficiency in plant operations led to an improvement in the techo-economic parameters also. SAIL registered the best ever annual Specific Energy Consumption of 6.47 GCal/Tonne of Crude Steel (TCS) as against 6.50 GCal/TCS achieved in the previous year.

The Blast Furnace Productivity was the highest ever at 1.80 Tonnes/cubic meter/day during FY’20 compared to 1.65 Tonnes/cubic metre/day in FY’19. SAIL is committed to ramp up its production and stabilize the new and modernized units in all its Plants.

SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary said “SAIL has continued to earn profit consecutively for two years despite the challenging times. The Government’s supportive policies have played a pivotal role in maintaining the profitability of the Company. The Company is continually striving to improve its performance by increasing sales, share of value-added & special steels and new products and aggressive cost optimization on a continual basis. The Government’s focus on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ will aid in boosting domestic steel consumption. SAIL is already scaling up its production in tandem with the improving market demand and is committed to continuously enhance its performance”.

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Now, SAIL clarifies allegations made by individuals motivated, terms it an act of vendetta and arm-twisting

By IndianMandarins 14 Jun 2020

After the death of SAIL Director (personnel) Late Atul Srivastava and later on alleged mud-slinging of the organisation and its higher officials by certain people from within the organisation pained the higher-ups who claim to stand rock solid behind its workers. It claims to have been forced to come out with some clarifications regarding the unfortunate demise of Director (Personnel) and the management of COVID at Company HQ at New Delhi.

SAIL clarifies: “The Company stands strong and united with the bereaved family of Late Shri Atul Srivastava, Director (Personnel), SAIL at this time of the unfortunate loss of theirs and SAIL as a whole. The Company has all along taken all measures as per the guidelines of the GoI to ensure safe and healthy work atmosphere including flexible work schedules and rosters.”

It says, “Along with it, at this time of unprecedented health challenges, the Company has made special tie-ups with two renowned healthcare providers namely Max Healthcare and Apollo Hospitals for facilitating enhanced healthcare facilities to the employees and their dependents. It is thus reiterated that at such a delicate moment, the Company expects everyone to stand in solidarity instead of making imaginative allegations and indulge in innuendos and conjectures.”

The SAIL further says, “It is clarified that the signatory of the letter Mr Raj Solanki was demanding personal favours from the top management, which was untenable. There are ample possibilities that only for the sake of fulfilling personal gains, an attempt has been made to indulge in vendetta and arm-twisting the management by spreading rumor and casting aspersions with this kind of unsubstantiated letter. However, all such misadventures will be foiled and the Team SAIL is determined to fight back and will continue to remain in the path of glory.” SAIL is a pro-employee organization. Its employees are its greatest strength and the Team SAIL is committed and dedicated to surge ahead.

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Employees Union accuses SAIL management of COVID mishandling?

By IndianMandarins 13 Jun 2020

SAIL Employees Union (Corporate office) has accused SAIL Chairman of mishandling the COVID-19 situation in the organization and has demanded an inquiry into the death of one the senior officials Atul Srivastava, Director (Personnel). The Union demanded that responsibility must be fixed for criminal negligence in the matter.

General secretary of the union Raj Solanki alleged that instead of acknowledging the fact that there has been gross negligence by SAIL management in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an attempt to cover up the matter surrounding the unfortunate demise of Srivastava. There have been numerous instances of recklessness on part of the chairman’s office.

Despite the fact that over 40 senior officials at SAIL headquarter were tested positive for COVID-19 SAIL officials were asked to attend office and on failing to do so, they were threatened to be issued an official note of displeasure. Solanki writes, “We demand that an independent inquiry in the death of late Shri Atul Srivastava is conducted at the earliest.” The unfortunate part was that instead of facing reality, facts were suppressed by the higher offices of SAIL.

Solanki writes, “In the press release regarding the death of director (personnel) which was hurriedly circulated even prior to informing the family members of the deceased, it has been mentioned that the deceased was diagnosed COVID negative while we all know that he along with most of the directors of SAIL and senior officers in Chairman’s secretariat had been diagnosed COVID positive by Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi a few days back. In fact, there is a clear attempt to suppress facts and there is a deliberate attempt to show the death of Late Shri Srivastava as a death due to natural causes. Further, we come to know that the death certificate issued by concerned agencies has also mentioned that the deceased was COVID positive.” 

Reportedly, Srivastava’s last rites took place in Punjabi Bagh crematorium which is specially designated for death occurring due to COVID infection in Delhi.

Though SAIL Employees Union (Corporate office) issued a press note registering its viewpoint several senior public-sector officials say that this was not the right way and right time for such move which discourages the industry management. COVID-19 management, SOPs, and protocols are as important as keeping the industry and economy running for the sake of people, employment, economy, and business eco-system.


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SAIL: Prakash selected for Director post

By IndianMandarins 03 Feb 2020

The public-sector head-hunter on Monday selected Amarendu Prakash (GM,SAIL) for the post of Director (Raw Materials & Logistics), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL); Subject to requisite clearances and ACC approval he will replace Vivek Gupta, the outgoing Director retiring July this year.

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SAIL: Dasgupta selected for Director Post

By IndianMandarins 08 Jul 2019

The public-sector headhunter (PESB), on Monday Anirban Dasgupta selected  for the post of Director (Projects and Business Planning), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL). Presently he is serving as Chief Executive Officer, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).

Altogether Seven candidates appeared before the selection board for interview held at PESB today.

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