The first Tripartite meeting between Directorate General of Mines Safety, RINL Management and Recognized Union on the subject of Mines Safety, was held on 14th November at Management Development Centre, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
The Programme was inaugurated by the Director (Personnel), RINL, Sri Kishore Chandra Das. In his inaugural message, he thanked the Dy. Director General of Mines Safety Sri S.K. Dutta on whose initiative the first bipartite & tripartite meetings are being held. He said while VSP ensures compliance of all legislations on Mines Safety, occupational health, minimum wages etc., it must also take proactive steps to maintain better standards than those prescribed by the legislations.
RINL Management consistently giving top most priority to safety is evident from the fact that CMD-RINL reviews every month on the safety performance. He wanted every employee to take a role and responsibility of safety facilitator which should be self driven.
Sri P.K. Rath, Director (Operations) RINL & Mine Owner responded to various points brought out in course of the meeting chaired by DDGMS. Sri Manthri Rajasekhar, General Secretary of recognized union and his team participated actively and put forth good suggestions for improvement of Mines Safety. The importance of monitoring the health of the employees at Mines was also stressed by the august body.