The assessment team for Prime Minister’s Trophy 2012-13, headed by J.C. Aylawadi, an industry expert, arrived here on Tuesday to study the performance of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

The other members the team include M.L. Saikumar, Dean (Academics), Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), S. Satish Kumar, senior faculty, IPE and Ranbhir Singh of JSW Steel.

The team witnessed a corporate presentation of RINL by Corporate Strategic Management (CSM) Department highlighting the performance of the company for 2012-13.

Welcoming the team, RINL Director (Operations) Umesh Chandra explained the strategic initiatives taken by the company and the progress made in commissioning of various units of the 6.3 million ton per annum expansion phase.

He also mentioned that during the first half of the current fiscal, RINL’s performance was very encouraging.

Director (Projects) P.C. Mohapatra and senior officers of RINL participated in the interaction.

The team members later visited major production and expansion units. During the day, the team interacted with top management and head of departments on various aspects like leadership, ethics, policy and strategy, suggestions, quality circles, competency development, issues related to employee welfare, CSR, energy, water and cost reduction, supply chain issues, modernisation and capital repairs and IT management.

The team to study the performance of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant during its visit