Ministry of Steel informs about the action taken or status of implementation of proactive measures relating to COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Steel has taken certain actions for implementation of proactive measures relating to COVID-19.

Action Point for Ministry of Steel

Action Taken

COVID 19 related Advisories issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and other Government of India Ministries to Steel Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)

1.       Instructions or Guidelines issued have been/are being disseminated to the Steel CPSEs for compliance.

2.       Steel CPSEs following social distancing in their workplace, townships, mines, etc.

3.       Steel CPSEs obtained Hospitals, Quarantine facilities, etc. for patients/suspected cases of COVID-19, in full preparedness.

4.       Steel CPSEs have initiated for ‘Annadaan’ (feeding of migrant workers and weaker sections of the society) initiative in and around their areas of operation.

5.       Steel CPSEs have given wide publicity to Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 and assure their health and other support personnel.

6.       Steel CPSEs is in touch with State Government regarding availability of oxygen at their end and their capacity to supply oxygen.

7.       Steel CPSEs give wide publicity to the Aarogya Setu initiative through various modes.

8.       whatsapp group of the Chairman/CMD, Director (HRs/Personnel) and all Nodal officers in Steel CPSEs involved in the fight against COVID-19 has been formed for timely and seamless flow/sharing of information on COVID related matters.

 Steel CPSEs Hospitals, quarantine facilities, etc. for COVID-19 patients/suspected cases.

All details have been communicated to MoH&FW. The details of all such facilities have also been uploaded on MoH&FW dashboard  

Reviews undertaken at the level of Secretary (Steel) and Hon’ble Steel Minister (HSM)

1.       Supplement Government’s efforts under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (Annadaan) so that poor, migrant and other weaker sections of the society are provided with food/meals;

2.       The need to continuously practice social distancing;

3.       Supplementing Government’s initiative viz. Aarogya Setu.

4.       Ensure additional contributions to PM CARES FUND; and

5.       Use of face Mask by all and production of face masks through existing CSR initiatives by Steel CPSEs.

Contribution to PM CARES FUND (PMCF)

Steel CPSEs have contributed Rs.267.55 crore to PMCF. Further, salary contribution by Steel CPSE employees amounting to Rs.13.50 crore has also been remitted to PMCF. Private sector steel companies have contributed around Rs.206.38 crore to PMCF

Action taken in respect of Ministry of Steel (Proper)

The Ministry is working with skeletal staff. Meetings are conducted thorough Video Conference.

An appeal was circulated among the employees of the Ministry for contributing one day salary to PM CARES FUND.

All rooms occupied by the Ministry of Steel in Udyog Bhawan have been sanitized and disinfected.


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