RTI Manual - IV


Functions 1: Academics

Main aim of the Institute is to provide sound technical base to fresh candidates, those who are seeking placement opportunities in steel plants. The Institute regularly conducts technical up gradation programmes to personnel of the steel industry. It is envisaged to provide facilities to steel sector employees to develop multi-skilled expertise for their career advancement. The Institute acts as a common facility for steel plants who may not have their own training centre. The Institute runs a course on Advanced Certificate in Iron and Steel Manufacturing and Plant Management which is a three-semester course for budding steel engineers.

Functions 2: Research & Development

The Institute believes in business R&D and aims at bringing in latest energy efficient cost minimizing technologies for its stakeholders. BPNSI attempts to increase the participation of SMEs in industry-driven thematic R&D projects. This is considered an important instrument for funding R&D in SMEs. The thematic R&D programmes are geared towards more short-term oriented project with low gestations giving the opportunity to apply for R&D funding at all times. With strong industry participation and demonstration, the process is seen to increase the transfer and diffusion of thematic projects, easing application procedures, and early cost recovery that enables growth of corpus in a sustainable manner. As part of its R&D initiatives, a project of specially induction furnace used with a unique process for the manufacturer of all types of high quality clean steel confirming to IS specifications is pending with the Ministry of Steel for approval. Another proposal of vertical coal washery is also in the pipe line.

Functions 3: Consultancy

BPNSI’s CDM initiatives were highly appreciated by the international community and as a part of it received an order amounting to $60,000/- from M/s J P Plantech Co, Japan for preparing Project Design Document for CDM initiative in OSIMA member units of Orissa in the financial year 2005-06. The same company also gave a project of collection of data from reheating furnaces in India to the Institute amounting $ 10,000, which the institute completed to their satisfaction within time. Also in the year 2005 - 06

  • Got the order from UNDP-GEF project to manage their resident mission covering eastern region at Bhubaneswar.
  • Undertook six deciles studies in 10 chosen units in SRRM sector on behalf of the UNDP-GEF project of the value of Rs.12 lakh.

Functions 4: Revenue and Capital Expenditure

In terms of the operational budget approved by the BPNSI Board, Finance Wing in collaboration with the Administration Dept obtains the approval of Director and makes necessary expenditure. When work is out sourced, necessary tender notices are issued and tenders are finalised after due examination by a sub committee on purchase.

Time limit for achieving target:

  1. Prompt payment to vendors and officials for invoices/ bills/ reimbursements submitted - 7 working days for clear bills
  2. Timely response to letters from clients/citizens under RTI Act, 2005 - 30 days from receipt of applications from citizens.

Process of redress of grievances:

Grievances on any matter, if any, are required to be addressed to the Committee of Management, BPNSI in writing and are dealt with on a case to case basis by them.