Employment News : Employment Opportunities in Steel Sector

Employment Opportunities in Steel Sector

Massive modernisation and expansion plans have already been launched in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) for increasing the steel making capacity from 12.4 million tonne to 20.2 million tonne and from 3.0 million tonne to 6.3 million tonne per annum respectively.  These plans envisage several new facilities involving latest technology resulting in demand of additional technical and skilled manpower.  The plant-wise details are as under:-

A.    Break-up of direct recruitment undertaken in SAIL

Plant 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 (upto Nov.’12)
Bhilai Steel Plant
937
154
72
256
Durgapur Steel Plant
39
164
267
58
Rourkela Steel Plant
49
95
200
494
Bokaro Steel Plant
213
237
346
698
IISCO Steel Plant
365
479
1078
295
Alloy Steel Plant
8
143
2
21
Salem Steel Plant
4
84
123
13
Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Plant
7
30
57
53
Other Units
166
189
28
118

B.    Direct employment generated in RINL

Plant 2009 2010 2011 2012 (upto 07.12.2012)
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
492
662
497
405

 

Steel is a deregulated sector.  However, Government acts as a facilitator and encourages investment in steel sector.  For encouraging value addition and growth of steel sector, Government has increased export duty on iron ore from 20% to 30%.  Similarly, export duty on chrome ore has been raised from Rs.3000/t to 30% ad valorem and import duty on flat steel has been increased from 5% to 7.5%. Besides modernisation and expansion of existing plants of SAIL and RINL, NMDC Limited is setting up a 3 mtpa green field Integrated Steel Plant at Nagarnar, District- Bastar, Chhattisgarh State.  All such measures would lead to generation of employment in the sector.

Source: PIB

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