Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) celebrated World Quality Day at its Corporate Office here as well as its various plants and units located in different parts of the country today. Mr G. Ojha, Director (Personnel), SAIL hoisted the Quality Flag at Ispat Bhavan, New Delhi and read the company’s new Quality Policy to kick-off month-long activities on Quality-related themes in the entire organisation.
It deserves to be mentioned here that the SAIL plants and units have been certified to ISO:9001 Quality Management Systems. SAIL’s Corporate Vigilance has been the first PSU vigilance department under the Ministry of Steel to achieve ISO:9001 certification.
Addressing a huge gathering on the occasion, Mr Ojha highlighted the achievements of Bhilai Steel Plant, which has also obtained certification for ISO:14001 Environment Management System, OHSAS 18000, SA 8000, etc., and has been able to improve its work practices on a continual basis. He urged the other steel plants and units of SAIL to adopt Bhilai’s attitude towards Quality as an internal benchmark and benefit similarly. Mr Ojha also stressed the vital need to maintain discipline in achieving set goals and targets – a lesson that is inherent in the Quality movement being followed worldwide.
Several senior company officials, including Mr Venugopal K. Nair, Chief Vigilance Officer, Mr V.K. Gulhati, Executive Director (Corporate Planning), and Mr Raman Kumar, Executive Director (Personnel & Administration), also put forth their views on the occasion.