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R&D PROJECTS: Properly defined research and development schemes in respect of activities, resources, responsibilities and time schedule leading to technological innovations/ knowledge and pursued by RDCIS personnel in steel plants and/ or RDCIS laboratory.
RDCIS is a corporate R&D unit of Steel Authority of India Limited. It is India’s premier research organization in the field of ferrous metallurgy. The main Centre located in Ranchi, was established in 1972 and its modern laboratory Complex was inaugurated in 1986. RDCIS undertakes research projects encompassing the entire spectrum of iron and steel starting from raw materials to finished products. RDCIS is continuously engaged in improving the process parameters, development of value added product, energy
conservation, improvement in product quality, up gradation of existing technologies and introduction of new technologies in the plants and units of SAIL. RDCIS also offers technological services in the form of know-how / transfer of technologies developed by it, consultancy services / contract research, specialized testing services, & training. Technology Groups of RDCIS are divided in different areas like Coal & Energy, Iron & Sinter, Steel, Rolling Technology, Product, Refractory’s and Automation & Engineering. RDCIS has got its Plant Centre’s in all the five integrated SAIL Plants and also at VISP, Bhadravati (Karnataka). RDCIS has also got its offices at Delhi and Kolkata.
The salient features of the Mission of RDCIS entail the following:
The technological services extended by RDCIS to SAIL plants and units are mainly in the mode of R&D projects. The spectrum of R&D projects pursued by RDCIS, both at plants/ units as well as in-house, are categorized as follows: Plant Performance Improvement, Product Development, Basic Research, Scientific Investigation & Development, Technical Service. The projects so identified, have well defined objectives, approaches and activities to accomplish the goal. Projects are identified after joint discussion between plant and RDCIS personnel to provide solutions to identified problems. Work is carried out after project is approved by the competent authority in the SAIL plant as well as RDCIS. Monitoring and review of the projects is done at different levels and mid course corrections, if any, are also suggested. At the end of the project, the outcome of the work is well documented after concurrence from the customer who is also partner in the innovation. The implementation of the innovations is also pursued.
RDCIS is a knowledge-based organization and therefore, human resource is its prime resource. Development of adequate and appropriate human resource is a constant endeavor in the organization. The selection of personnel aims at achieving a right mix in terms of expertise, specialization and experience.
Since RDCIS provides solutions in all aspects of iron and steel technology, the Centre has developed a full fledged laboratory with state-of-art equipment starting from raw material characterization to finished product evaluation. RDCIS is equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment and pilot facilities to carry out the research activities. The Centre strives to constantly modernize its facilities and infrastructure that will provide a cutting edge to its research capabilities.
RDCIS organizes Technology Awareness Programmes to enhance the knowledge base of SAIL engineers and technologists, especially those working on the shop floor, by sharing technological experience to enhance, analyze and solve technological problems. These programmes cover a wide range of topics dealing with different technology areas in the steel plants.
One of the prime focus area at RDCIS involves development of new products with special quality attributes. These products are developed through Lab. Scale studies & Simulation work followed by plant scale trials at various units of SAIL using existing facilities. Subsequently those products are promoted and commercialized through product application and marketing efforts. The thrust on product development enables the Company to achieve greater market penetration and share.
RDCIS offers technological services to various organizations in the form of Know-how transfer of technologies developed by RDCIS, consultancy services / contract research specialized testing services and training. This helps to establish credibility of the Centre as a knowledge centre besides generating revenue through external earnings.
In the current competitive market scenario, it has become important to protect the innovations resulting from R&D pursuits. This is being accomplished at RDCIS by filing patents and copyrights under Patent Act and Copyrights Act respectively. Enlargement of intellectual capital base is constantly encouraged in the Centre.
SAIL has been a pioneer in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR ) substantially contributing towards betterment of society around the periphery of steel plants / units. The credo of SAIL specially highlights the commitment towards society at large. A lot work has been done by RDCIS unit of SAIL at Ranchi to improve the quality of life in and around RDCIS. RDCIS, considers it important to extend help to economically backward group/physically handicapped and mentally retarded persons and has taken various measures in the field of environment conservation, health and Medicare, education women and youth empowerment, providing potable drinking water, installation of solar light systems in peripheral areas, organizing and providing training to youth entrepreneurs, students, etc. Various developmental programmes have been undertaken by RDCIS in and around Ranchi in close co-ordination with the State Government, District Administration as well as the local administration, social organizations and people’s representative.
Various activities have been undertaken by RDCIS as a part of CSR programme in the following areas :
|1.||Annual Report of RDCIS, SAIL|
|2.||Quality Manual of RDCIS, SAIL|
2.1 In terms of the power delegated to it under the article of association of the Company, the Board of Directors has delegated certain power to the Chairman of the Company for the management of the Company. The Chairman has further sub-delegated some of his powers to Director Technical & Executive Director I/c of RDCIS for the management of SAIL, RDCIS, Ranchi. The same are revised/ modified from time to time depending upon exigencies of work. The Executive Director I/c RDCIS has further sub-delegated some of his power to other Executives of RDCIS for smooth functions of the Centre. Being confidential in nature, the delegation of power to the Director (Technical)/ Executive Director I/c, RDCIS and also the financial power of the executives are not being disclosed. General Power delegated to various executives for smooth administration are available in the relevant documents of the Centre.
2.2 Technological functions of RDCIS are divided into 6 Areas : “Coal & Energy”, “Iron & Sinter”, “Steel”, “Rolling Technology”, “Product” and “Refractory’s and Automation & Engineering”.
The Technical Areas carry out the following activities
2.3 Personnel & Administration carries out the following primary activities :
2.4 Materials Management carries out the following primary activities :
2.5 Finance and Accounts Deptt. carries out the following activities :
2.6 Contract Cell carries out the following primary activities :
The procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability.
The decision making process for project formulation, selection and approval at RDCIS is governed by the concerned procedure. The project proposals are prepared by Spokes Person of the taskforce (responsible for pursuing the projects), in consultation with customer plant. The proposals are prioritized and finally recommended by the concerned Project Approval Committee (PAC) after detailed deliberations following the presentation on the project.
Finally they are approved by the Chief Executive.
During the execution phase, besides the regular monitoring & review by the concerned HOD’s , the projects are also reviewed in:
The salient points of all projects are also reviewed periodically by the Chief Executive
Main function of the RDCIS is to carryout research projects in the area of Iron & Steel industry. Efforts in the technical area are supplemented by supporting departments like Personnel, Finance & Material Management.
For the discharge of various functions, the norms set by following documents are followed:
The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records held by RDCIS for discharging its functions are available in the following documents :
Following categories of documents are maintained for smooth functioning of organization:
The records of categories 2, 3 and 4 are confidential in nature.
Any such mechanism does not exist at RDCIS.
Internal bipartite committees have been constituted with representatives from "Union of Non-executive employees" & "Association of Steel Executives".
Frequent meetings of such internal bipartite committees are being held. However, the meetings as well as minutes are not open for public.
The complete list of officers and employees of the Centre is available in Personnel and Administration Department of the Centre.
The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations are as under:
All employees are covered under Grade S1 – S11 and E0 – E9 as prescribed below:
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* Revised pay scales for E-6 and E-7 grade shall be notified later after obtaining necessary clearance from Administrative Ministry and DPE. Remuneration and Compensation are as per company's guideline. Monthly statement of remuneration and compensation of each employee are available with Finance Deptt. of RDCIS
Capital Budget of RDCIS for 2010-11 is Rs.20.00 Crores.
Expenditure incurred upto 30.06.2010 is Rs. 2.67 Crores.
Not applicable for RDCIS.
System does not exist at RDCIS for providing concessions and permits.
Patent Attorneys are authorized to file patent/copy rights on behalf of RDCIS
Company's information is available in Website – www.sail.co.in
Such facilities are not available for public at RDCIS.
The names, designations and other particulars of the PIO / APIO and AA are as under: APIO : Asstt Public Information Officer
AGM (LAW) & PIO
SAIL, RDCIS; ISPAT BHAWAN , P.O.DORANDA,
RANCHI- 834002 , Jharkhand
Phone No. +91-0651 - 2411082
FAX: +91-0651- 2411131
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Shri N.C. Upadhyay,
Junior Manager (Law) & APIO
SAIL, RDCIS; ISPAT BHAWAN P.O.DORANDA,
RANCHI- 834002 , Jharkhand
Phone No. +91-651-2411082
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Shri A. Bhattacharya,
GENERAL MANAGER(P&A) & AA
SAIL, RDCIS; ISPAT BHAWAN P.O.DORANDA,
RANCHI- 834002 , Jharkhand
Phone No. +91-651-2411106
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As and when required.