Rourkela: “We shall add value to every activity, fight the formidable challenges of Corona and take Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to greater heights,” exhorted RSP's CEO Dipak Chattaraj while addressing a cross-section of executives of SAIL's RSP using cloud-based video conferencing service on Wednesday. The executives connected to the conference through their computer or mobile phones from their work spots as well as homes.
Chattaraj elaborated about the massive measures being taken by RSP to prevent the Coronavirus and preparedness of the Plant to fight any exigency. “By now, all of us have understood that Coronavirus will be part of our lives for some time. The virus has changed and will further change the personal, professional and social aspects of our life and living. Although the organisation will continue to do its bit, it is the responsibility of every individual to ensure health and safety of oneself as well as of his or her family,” he said.
The CEO also illustrated in detail about the various achievements of the Steel Plant in terms of production and techno-economics in the last financial year. Touching upon the current conditions he said that production has been reduced to about 50 percent because of the COVID-19 hazards and the cash flow has been badly impacted. “Many PSUs, as well as private sector companies, have either deferred the salary payment of employees or gone for huge cuts in the salary and other perks. However we work in a great organisation like SAIL, that ensured that in spite of the severe financial crunch the employees get the salary on time and thereby ensure their holistic well being. We have to commit ourselves to give back to the company which has stood by us in the toughest of times,” said Chattaraj.
The CEO thanked various departments that have gone beyond their normal framework of responsibilities and extended remarkable service to strengthen the fight of RSP against COVID-19. Delving on the future challenges RSP has to face in the post lockdown period, the CEO advised the executives to plan and prepare to restore normalcy as soon as possible. “Revenue generation will be a key thrust area and every employee should look for avenues towards this end,” stressed Chattaraj.
“Every calamity leaves a dent on the lives of individuals as well as organisations. The Plant has weathered many a storm and come out victorious in the past. This time too I am confident that with the initiative, commitment and dedication of our employees we would emerge as a stronger entity,” he emphasised.
Among others, all the Executive Directors and Chief General Managers attended the conference.