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Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant gets CISF cover

Kalinganagar, May 04, 2016

To augment security preparedness of its Kalinganagar Steel plant located in Jajpur district of Odisha, Tata Steel inducted the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a premier multi- skilled security agency of the country on December 3, 2015.

At a function organised at the General Office premises of the plant, the CISF team was inducted in the presence of Mr R R Sahay, Inspector General, CISF and Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operations), Kalinganagar Project, Tata Steel. The trained and armed CISF personnel will provide 24x7 security cover to the project through patrolling and quick response.

With the fast changing security landscape worldwide, the security function of Corporations is expected to step up to the challenge and ensure overall risk management in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Tata Steel has been working and partnering with the local communities, internal stakeholders and external stakeholders to create a congenial safe and secure environment inside the workplace and the housing areas where employees stay.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajiv Kumar said, “We are very happy over the induction of CISF and keen to work with them. We look forward to their association and guidance.”

Mr R R Sahay said, the CISF Jawans inducted at KPO are very experienced and there would not be issues in understanding the situation for them. They will work in a fair manner and their induction would bring in confidence.”

Addressing the gathering, Mr Gopal Prasad Chaudhary, Chief of Security, Tata Steel, thanked the Union Home Ministry and Director General of CISF for considering Tata Steel’s request for deployment of CISF. Mr Rakesh Kapoor, Chief Security, KPO proposed a vote of thanks. Senior Officers and Employees of Tata Steel Kalinganagar Project were present on the occasion.

About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 22.32 billion in FY 15, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.

Chief, Corporate Communications, India and SEA