No Scope of Revision of Dissolution of SAIL RMD HQ in Kolkata
PTI reported that India’s Steel Minister Mr Ram Chandra Prasad Singh announced that dissolution of Steel Authority of India Raw Material Division headquarters in Kolkata is complete and there is no scope of revision, putting an end to hopes of a reversal of the decision as sought by the West Bengal government. Mr Singh told "It is part of the restructuring process which the SAIL board has taken up. And now the process of shifting is complete including the manpower. So now, there is no scope of reviewing the decision.”
The SAIL board gave its nod to the restructuring programme a few months ago. Control of the RMD's mines would be transferred to Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha and Bokaro Steel Plant in Jharkhand depending on their location. SAIL is likely to save around INR 40 crore a year
It had been decided that non-contractual employees at the RMD headquarters would be shifted to Rourkela and Bokaro, but there was apprehension that contractual workers would lose their jobs.