RSP achieves one-time saving of Rs 4.42 crore

Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has achieved one-time saving of Rs 4.42 crores and recurring saving of Rs 10.30 crores through a novel Srujani creativity scheme aimed at enhancing performance

Srujani Creativity Scheme being implemented by the Steel Plant is based on the basic premise that the employees are the best persons to bring about improvements in the area in which they are working. Hence they are motivated to think creatively about improving the systems and enhancing the performance of their respective units. For this they are being given awards in cash as well as token gifts, RSP sources said today.

The Plant on the other hand earns rich dividends by implementing these suggestions. It becomes a total win-win situation for both the organization and the employees. It is noteworthy that since its institution in 1989-90, the Srujani – Creativity Award Scheme has harnessed the creative potential of the employees in improving the performance of the plant in every field of endeavour right from production, productivity, techno-economics and streamlining of systems to safety, housekeeping and environment protection.

During 2011-12, some 12,000 suggestions were received from employees of which 4163 have already been implemented. A major highlight was the number of quality suggestions received that helped in achieving a one-time saving of Rs 4.42 crores and recurring saving of Rs 10.30 crores, sources said. In recognition of this impressive achievement the employees were presented with cash award of Rs 10.8 lakhs, which is the highest ever prize amount.