VISL - Visvesverya Steel Plant - Manuals

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17 items (manuals) prescribed in clause (b) sub-section 1 of Section 4, which every public authority is required to publish within one hundred and twenty days from the enactment of the Act

  1. The particulars of VISL’s organization.
  2. The powers and duties of officers and employees.
  3. The procedure followed in the decision-making process, including channels of supervision and accountability.
  4. The norms set by VISL for the discharge of its functions.
  5. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by VISL or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions.
  6. A statement of categories of documents that are held by VISL or under its control.
  7. The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof.
  8. A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public.
  9. A directory of officers and employees of VISL.
  10. The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in the Company regulations.
  11. The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made.
  12. The manner of execution of subsidy programs including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programs.
  13. Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits, authorizations granted by VISL.
  14. Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.
    For information reduced in electronic form, please visit website www.sail.co.in 
  15. The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.
    There is no such facility available for public at the VISL Office. However, use of Library situated on the 3rd floor of Met Block can be allowed with prior permission of DGM-TA & PR .
  16. The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.
  17. Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year.

The particulars of VISL’s organization

Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Plant, (VISL) is located at Bhadravati, 260 kilometers north-west of Bangalore in the State of Karnataka. The Plant and Township are nestled by the river Bhadra on three sides. The Plant covers an area of about 3.8 square kilometers and 2467 persons as on 01.08.2007. The Steel Town covers an area of 4.5 square kilometers.

The vision and foresight of late Sir M Visvesvaraya, the then Dewan of Mysore, resulted in the setting up of “Mysore Wood Distillation & Iron Works” in 1918. It became a limited Company in 1962. As a tribute to its illustrious founder, the company was renamed “Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Limited” (VISL) on February 16, 1976. An Engineer-Statesman par excellence, he perceived Bhadravati as an ideal location for the plant amidst the forests of Shimoga.

Starting as a Wood Distillation Plant in 1918, the Mysore Iron Works commenced Pig Iron production in a charcoal Blast Furnace in 1923 to produce 60 tonnes of Pig Iron per day. A Pipe Plant was installed in 1927 to make profitable use of the Pig Iron thus produced. Mild steel production was started in 1936 and in the same year the name of the company was changed to Mysore Iron & Steel Works. Production of Ferro-Alloys began in 1942 with the addition of two small furnaces and the production capacity was augmented subsequently in 1962. Mild steel production capacity was also expanded in 1965 with the addition of two LD converters, one Electric Are Furnace and a Blooming and Heavy Section Mill.

The plant was expanded further and diversified into the field of Alloy and Special Steels production in 1965 with the addition of Electric Arc Furnace, Combined Bar and Rod Mill and Central Heat Treatment Shop. Subsequently a modern Forge Plant was established in 1977 to produce high Alloy Steels like High Speed Steel, Tool Steels, Die Block Steel and Valve Steel etc. With this, the production capacity of Alloy and Special Steels went up to 77,000 tonnes per year.

As a step to improve the quality and yield of steel, a vacuum Degassing/Vacuum Oxygen Decarburising unit was added in 1983 and a Continuous Casting unit for blooms and billets in 1985. The company had technical collaboration with the world renowned M/s. Bohlers of Austria for twelve years. As a measure of further updating the technology, VISL utilized the services of M/s. Voest Alpine Industrial Services(VAIS), Austria, under an agreement between Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and VAIS.

VISL has carved a niche for itself in the field of Alloy and Special Steels in the country. It takes care of requirement of strategic sectors like Defence, Nuclear Power Corporation, Railways etc. VISL is producing Alloy and Special Steels since 1966 and has kept pace with the developments by quickly adopting newer technologies to meet the requirements of the day and has always remained in the forefront as quality steel producer in the country.

As a long term strategy VISL installed one 530 Cu.M Blast Furnace in 1995 to produce hot metal of right quality so as to take the full advantage of BF-BOF-LRF-VD route in the production of Alloy and Special Steels.

To sustain as a leading premier Alloy and Special Steel producer short and long term modernization proposals are in various stages of consideration

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The powers and duties of officers and employees.

VISL is a unit of SAIL, registered under the Companies Act, 1956. In terms of powers delegated to it under the Articles of Association of the  company,  the  Boar d  of  Directors  has  delegated certain powers to the Chairman of the  company  for  the  management  of  the  Company.   The Chairman  has  further  sub-delegated  some  of  his  powers  to the Chief Executive of VISP for smooth running of the system.

Introduction

In VISL the following general functions are performed :

  • Long term strategic planning for the company.
  • Policy formulation in consultation with plant personnel. Getting agreed action plans for implementation of the policies and ensuring their fulfillment.
  • Achieving clarity and organizational commitment on objectives, goals and plans of action.
  • Developing norms of performance in every functional area and securing commitment to progressively improved norms.
  • Ensuring smooth and efficient operations and achievement of optimal performance of existing resources. Ensuring fulfillment of targets and orderly growth of the company. Organizational development to maximize efficiency of the Company.
  • Reviewing performance of each unit with respect to targets and suggesting corrective action where necessary.
  • Achievement of well coordinated functioning of different plants; improving inter-plant interactions, dissemination of knowledge and achieving synergy in company operations.
  • Assistance to plants through problem anticipation and resolution and bringing about improvements in the plants.
  • Coordination with all external agencies, Central and State Governments, Ministries, Railways, suppliers etc. in order to improve overall company operations.
  • Development of a well-motivated workforce and a highly competent managerial cadre in the Company.
  • Development of an efficient and well designed Data Bank and MIS at all levels within the organization to assist in problem-identification and problem-resolution.
  • Projection of corporate image of the Company through various media to the public in general.
  • Control/review of all other general functions viz. Personnel, Welfare, Finance, Projects, Administration and other service agencies

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Procedure followed in the decision making process including channels of supervision and accountability

VISL is a commercial organization functioning in a fiercely competitive environment, facing competition both from domestic and international producers. In such situations, the speed of decision-making is very important for survival. Though, the company has well defined systems with respect to decision-making process, it cannot follow, at all time, the rigidity of system. Generally, the proposals requiring decisions are initiated at the appropriate level of the executive, depending upon the nature with regard to financial implication, urgency, and importance of the matter. Normally, the proposals are initiated at the level of Assistant Manager/Deputy Manager/Manager/Sr.Manager. The approval is accorded by the executives at the level of AGM/DGM/GM/Executive Director depending upon the Delegation of Powers.

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Norms set by VISL discharge of its functions

As per delegation of powers, which is available in the printed form.

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The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by VISL or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

  1. Personnel Manual (contains rules, regulations, procedures, benefits etc. for information/use of employees as well as by management)
  2. Purchase/Contract Procedure - 2009
  3. Accounts Manual
  4. Vigilance Manual
  5. Standard Bidding Document (Under revision
  6. Statistics on Iron & Steel Industry (published annually)

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A statement of categories of documents that are held by VISL or under its control

Copy of Memorandum of Understanding between SAIL and Government of India regarding take over VISL by SAIL

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The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

There is no formal arrangement for consultation by members of public in relation to policy formulation or implementation thereof. As a business organization working on commercial lines, Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Plant is neither expected nor required to consult the members of the public in this regard.

However, with regard to implementation of peripheral development schemes or other general measures for the general public, informal discussions are held with the people’s representatives, to ascertain their views as well as that of the public whom they represent.

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A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

Please visit SAIL website : www.sail.co.in

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A directory of officers and employees

Bhadravati-577 301 (Karnataka) Phone: 08282 – 271621-9 (EPABX)

Name & Designation Telephone Numbers Fax e-mail ids
S.S. Verma
Executive Director
271668
271612
271432 edvisl[at]rediffmail[dot]com
A. Rangarajan
GM (P & A)
271607 271607 vislpersadmn[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
D. Banarjee
GM (Projects, Mines & Marketing)
270699 273208 vislproject[at]yahoo[dot]com
H.K. Venkatesh Kumar
GM (Works)
271667 271667 gmworksvisl[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
V.S. Hegde
DGM I/c (MM, C & IT)
271611 271611 dgmmmvisl[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
B.L. Agarawal
DGM (Vig.) & ACVO
271770 271770 vislvigilance[at]gmail[dot]com
R. Poornachandra
DGM (PR)
273938 -- sailvislpr[at]gmail[dot]com
T. Johnykutty
AGM I/c (F & A)
271973 271836 dgmfvisl[at]rediffmail[dot]com
Plant Control 2111 * -- --
VISL Guest House 266321
2088 *
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* EPABX Extn. No.

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The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in the Company regulations.

Scale of Pay for Non-Executives & Executives with effect from 01.01.2007

Non-Executives Executives
Grade Pay Scale Grade Pay Scale
S-1 8630-3%-12080 E-0 12600-3%-32500
S-2 8890-3%-12650 E-1 20600-3%-46500
S-3 9160-3%-13150 E-2 24900-3%-50500
S-4 9440-3%-13930 E-3 32900-3%-58000
S-5 9730-3%-15020 E-4 36600-3%-62000
S-6 10120-3%-16400 E-5 43200-3%-66000
S-7 10530-3%-17030 E-6 To be notified
S-8 10960-3%-17680 E-7 To be notified
S-9 11400-3%-19350 E-8 51300-3%-73000
S-10 11860-3%-22920 E-9 62000-3%-80000
S-11 12460-3%-23970    

NB : Non-Executives Pay Due for revision w.e.f.01.01.2012

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The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

Sl. No. PARTICULARS Rs./Lakhs BUDGET 2010-11
A. INCOME  
  SALES:  
  OTHER THAN IPT 80432
  INTER PLANT TRANSFER 9024
  TOTAL SALES 89455
  INTERNAL CONSUMPTIONS 1121
  TOTAL REVENUE 90577
  LESS: OUTGOINGS  
  EXCISE DUTY 8585
  FREIGHT OUTWARDS 404
  TOTAL 8989
  NET REVENUE 81588
  STOCK ACCRE(+) / DEPLETION (-) -6449
  INTEREST EARNED 116
  OTHER REVENUES 461
  PROVISION WRITTEN BACK 5
  NET INCOME 75720
B EXPENDITURES  
  RAW MATERIALS EXCL COKE 49300
  COKE  
  EMPLOYEES REMN & BENEFIT 10577
  STORES & SPARES 6792
  POWER & FUEL 6792
  REPAIR & MAINTANANCE 1649
  H.O. DEFICIT 111
  RDCIS & CET EXP  
  OTHER EXPENSES & PROVISIONS 3565
  PRIOR PERIOD ADJUSTMENTS 0
  NET EXPENDITURES 84078
C GROSS MARGIN -8357
D INTEREST 69
E DEPRECIATION 1365
F NET PROFIT (+) / LOSS (-) {C-D-E} -9792

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The manner of execution of subsidy programmes including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes

Funds are allocated from SAIL for the following programmes annually

  1. Peripheral Development Programmes
  2. SAIL AIDS Control Programme

The schemes/programmes to be implemented will be identified at the beginning of the year, based on budget allocation from SAIL. The same will be implemented by the Committees concerned over the year.

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Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits, authorizations granted by VISL

Not Applicable.

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Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form.

For information reduced in electronic form, please visit website www.sail.co.in 

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The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use.

In VISL Township, a State City Central Library and SC/ST Orgn. Run DR.BR Ambedkar Reading Room exists for which only taken rent of Rs. One are collected. Use of Technical Library situated on the 3rd floor of Metallurgical Block can be allowed with prior permission of DGM-PR&TA.

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The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers.

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Dr K BAHATTACHARYA 
DGM (HRD)

SAIL,CENTRAL MARKETING ORGANISATION

ISPAT BHAWAN,40,J.L.N. Road

KOLKATA 700071 (W.B.) 
Off. Ph: 033-22880157
Fax: 033-22887342
E-mail: kaushik[at]sail-steel[dot]com

First Appellate Authority

Shri B.Viswanatha 
DGM(TA,Sports & Education

SAIL-VISL, New Town, Bhadravathi

Karnataka 577301 

Off. Ph: (08282) 271226
Fax: 08282-271607
E-mail: viswanatha.1968[at]gmail[dot]com

 

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Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year.

Any other information will be posted as and the same is available.

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