OST Business Bureau
Rourkela, Nov 19:
Gauri Shankar Prasad, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has been conferred with the prestigious IIM O P Jindal Gold Medal for 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of Ferrous Metals and alloys.
Prasad received this award at a function organized by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) in Varanasi to mark the National Metallurgists’ Day recently.
The recognition for Prasad is not surprising because it is under his stewardship, RSP has posted a number of records.
RSP increased its Hot Metal capacity to 4.5 Million Tonne per annum (MTPA) from 2 MTPA, by commissioning many landmark projects including the largest Blast furnace of the country.
Many other important units have either commenced operation or are in the final phase of completion. Besides the efficiency of the old units has been optimized through strategic use of resources, as a result of which the Plant is registering a consistent growth in all major areas, said a press release from the plant.
“Apart from being a brilliant technocrat, Prasad is also known for his passion to infuse every endeavour of the Steel Plant with the stamp of excellence. His ardent desire to improve the quality of life of the people, avid interest in promoting art and culture and exceptional efforts in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility make him a leader with a difference,” the release said.
” A communicator par excellence, the CEO has created a meaningful difference in every facet of the organisation’s working with his intrinsic ability to reach out to the employees across the rank and file of the organization. While continuing to interact with a large number of employees in the hugely effective Mass Contact Exercise every week, Prasad has launched two specific HR initiatives namely Antarang and Utthaan. Antarang is aimed at addressing specific shop-floor issues through small group interactions while Utthaan focuses on tapping the potential of the front line executives to the fullest,” the RSP release said.