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The Particulars of Organisation (Ministry of Steel), Functions and Duties

The main functions of the Ministry of Steel are:
  • Coordination of the data from various sources for the growth of the iron and steel industry (including Re-rolling Mills, Alloy Steel and Ferro Alloy industries, Refractories) both in Public and Private Sectors;
  • Formulation of policies in respect of production, pricing, distribution, import and export of iron & steel and ferro alloys;
  • Planning and development of and assistance to the entire iron and steel industry in the country; and
  • Development of input industries relating to iron ore, manganese ore, refractories, etc required mainly by the steel industry.

Administration (General)

  • General Office Administration and House keeping
  • Office Equipment, Procurement and Maintenance of Office Equipment
  • Civil Defense
  • Departmental Security
  • Medical Claims
  • Issue of various items of contingencies to the officers/officials of the Ministry
  • Protocol matters.
  • Swachh Bharat and Swachhata Activities
  • Implementation of procurement through GeM portal by the Ministry & CPSEs.

Board Level Appointments Cell

  • All Board Level Appointments-Function/Government/Independent (including CMDs/MDs/Directors) of all CPSEs of the Ministry.
  • Administrative matters viz. leave, pay fixation etc. of the above Board Level officers.

Budget Section

Budgetary matters which includes preparation and finalization of:

  • Finalization/review of IEBR/CAPEX of Steel PSUs
  • Preparation of Statement of Budget Estimates
  • Supplementary Demands for Grants
  • Re-appropriation of funds and surrender of funds
  • Output-Outcome Budget
  • Detailed Demands for Grants
  • Examination of Demands for Grants by Standing Committee on Coal and Steel
  • Cash management/review of pace of expenditure

CASH SECTION

  • Cash Section deals with the following activities:
  • Preparation of Monthly Pay Bills
  • Posting of entries of all types of bills including Pay Bill Register.
  • Preparation of OTA Bills.
  • Preparation of LTC Bills.
  • Preparation of TA, Transfer TA, Pay Advance Bills etc.
  • Preparation of Festival Advance, Cycle, Table Fan, Scooter, Motor Car Advance etc.
  • Disbursement of Salary/wages and other cash payments & cheques.
  • Preparation of Contingent bills(Office Expenses, Wages, Hospitality, other charges, Prof. & Spl. Services Minor works etc.)
  • Preparation of Bills on Account of Loans, Investments & Grant-in-aid to Public Sector Undertakings.
  • Preparation of contingent Advance Bill for purchase of Postage stamps.
  • Preparation of Honorarium/Cash Awards/Special increment bills/Medical reimbursement bills etc.
  • Passing of conveyance vouchers & preparation of Conveyance Bill.
  • Reconciliation of accounts with that of PAO (Steel).
  • Settlement of Air passages invoices.
  • Issue of Pay Certificates/Pay Slips/LPCs.
  • Calculation of Income Tax in respect of Officers & Staff.
  • Preparation of GPF Advance/Withdrawal Bills.
  • Maintenance of GPF Accounts of Officers and Staff & issue of Annual GPF Statement.
  • Preparation of DCRG, Leave Encashment, CGEIS Bills.
  • Submission of reports and returns (Expenditure – Sectt. Proper).
  • Preparation of replies to Parliament Questions to the extent expenditure incurred on domestic/foreign tour of Officers/Ministry of Steel
  • Maintenance of accounts of Share Certificates of all PSUs.
  • Issue of GPF Annual Statements.
  • Issue of TDS Certificates to Officers & Staff.
  • Preparation of TA/Salary bill/ Air travel bills of Minister to be submitted to Cabinet Sectt. for payment.

Coordination Section

  • Matters involving general coordination (other than substantive subjects allocated to other Divisions) with CPSEs.
  • Comments on the Draft Cabinet Notes / CoS Notes / Bills (other than substantive subjects allocated to other Divisions) received from other Ministries.
  • Preparation of Annual Report of the Ministry of Steel.
  • Monitoring of Central Public Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS).
  • Preparation of Induction Material.
  • Material for President’s Address to Parliament.
  • Finalization and Updation of the Citizens’/Clients’ Charter of the Ministry.
  • Circulation of general guidelines/orders/instructions issued by DPE and other line Ministries, concerning Central Public Sector Enterprises.
  • PMO references/ Cabinet Secretariat references requiring general coordination.
  • Senior Officers meeting by Secretary (Steel).
  • Matters relating to Zonal Council Secretariat and Centre-State relations.
  • Monitoring of updation of DRISHTI Dashboard.
  • Monitoring of Updation of e-Samiksha Portal
  • Monitoring of Updation of Pragati Portal
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, Assurances, RTI, relating to the above.

Control Cell

  • Monitoring security related matters (accidents and emergency situations) of the CPSEs under the Ministry of Steel.

Economic Division

  • Monthly DO letter from Secretary (Steel) to the Cabinet Secretary
  • Monthly Summary of major achievement to apprise Members of Council of Ministers, All Secretaries to the Government of India, Vice Chairman and members of Niti Aayog, etc
  • Monthly information in e-format to Cabinet Secretary
  • Preparation of the Economic Survey chapter on Steel Sector.
  • Analysis of the Performance of Steel Sector on the basis of index of Eight Core Industries released by M/o Commerce and Industry
  • Provide Comments on Whole Sale Price Index (WPI) to the Office of Economic Advisor, DIPP, M/o Commerce and Industry
  • Analysis of important parameters of steel sector like production, consumption, trade, prices, techno-economic parameters, physical and financial performance of steel PSUs, etc. on monthly and half yearly basis
  • Annual Plan of the Ministry, including PSUs under the Ministry.
  • Plan Outlay
  • Budget Plan
  • Analysis of Economic Survey (annual)
  • Highlight of the achievement of the Ministry to be circulated to all Ministries/Departments through email.
  • Any other work assigned from time to time

EIL, OMDC and BSLC

  • All matters relating to EIL, OMDC& BSLC, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above.

Establishment Division

  • Matters relating to the Secretariat like appointments, postings, transfer, training, pay fixation, grant of advances, disciplinary cases, etc. of all officers/officials in the Ministry of Steel.
  • All O&M matters such as implementation of the provisions of the Manual of Office Procedure, including Annual Inspection of the Sections/Desks.
  • E-governance and computerization, IT & Website, Biometric attendance, Selection of agency for managing Social media presence of Ministry
  • Monitoring of LIMBS portal for court cases
  • Internal Complaint Committee
  • Training
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above.

FSNL Division

  • All matters relating to FSNL, public sector undertaking under Ministry of Steel (except Board level appointments.
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above. 

Finance Section

  • Examination and concurrence of all financial proposals of the Ministry
  • Monthly D.O. being sent to Department of Expenditure
  • Monitoring of Digital Transactions of Ministry as well as of CPSEs
  • Review of Government Guarantee taken by Steel CPSEs
  • Examination and concurrence of foreign visit proposals
  • Examination and concurrence of proposals to use airlines other than Air India.

HR-PSU Information Cell

  • Coordination with DPE for common HR issues relating CPSEs under Ministry of Steel (Specefic HR issues of CPSEs are being dealt in respective project divison).

 


 

IEC Division

  • Matter related to Education Publicity, Advertisement etc., and Coordination of arrangement for Seminar, Conferences, Exhibition and Trade Fair.

 

Industrial Development Division

  • National Steel Policy
  • DMI&SP Policy
  • Make in India
  • Steel Clusters and Purvodaya
  • Disinvestment
  • Steel Ministry Dashboard
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Iron and Steel Sector.
  • Coordination with various Ministries / State Governments for facilitating major investments & resolution of pending issues for development of iron & steel industry.
  • Matters relating to growth & development of pig iron industry, steel providing industry, steel processing industry etc.
  • Coordination with Department of Financial Services and RBI
  • Policy regarding distribution of iron & steel material to SSI.
  • Follow up action on discussion on the issues of major public/private steel manufacturers of the country taken by Project Monitoring Group (PMG) of Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references etc. for this division.
  • Annual Report etc. material relating to the above.
  • Rails production by SAIL for Indian Railways.

KIOCL Division

  • All matter relating to KIOCL, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Monthly performance Audit Paras , MOU, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

Library

  • All matters relating to acquisition of books, manuals, newspapers, journals, other reference books and maintaining catalogues etc.

MECON Division

  • All matter relating to MECON, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • All Coordination of “Mygov” E-Samiksha and references from PMO etc. in respect of IDD and MECON Division.
  • All CPGRAMs and Public grievances petition including from Private Steel Sector and MECON related issues.
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

MSTC Division

  • All matters relating to MSTC, Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above.
  • Matters pertaining to Steel Scrap Recycling Policy.

MOIL Division

  • All matter relating to MOIL, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

NMDC Division

  • Matters relating to NMDC Ltd., Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

Parliament Cell

All Parliamentary matters relating to Ministry of Steel including Meetings of the Consultative Committee and Standing Committee; Visits of Parliamentary Committees/Study Group to PSUs/Projects under the Ministry of Steel.


 

Pay & Accounts Office

  • Secretary, Ministry of Steel is the Chief Accounting Authority. The Chief Controller of Accounts is the head of the Accounting Organization. The accounting organization comprises the Principal cum Pay & Accounts Office, Internal Audit Wing. The Pay and Accounts Office discharges its responsibilities with reference to finance and budget management, payment control and accounts including finalization and authorization of pensionery benefits to retiring/retired officials.

Projects and International Cooperation Division (International Cooperation Cell)

  • Green field of Investment Projects from overseas including those relating to South Korea, China and Japan.
  • International Cooperation
  • Joint Ventures (JVs), MOUs/ Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation issues/meetings pertaining to DOC/DIPP/MEA.
  • Matters pertaining to Steel Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • Participation and follow up action with the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) facilitated by OECD.
  • Audit Para concerning Foreign Visits etc.
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, RTI, Court Cases related to International Cooperation.
  • PMO references related to International Cooperation.
  • Annual Report etc. material relating to the above.

 

Project Management Cell (PMC)

  • Monitoring the progress of on-going projects costing Rs.150 crore and above for examining the time and cost overrun of the projects.
  • Analysis of the delays, if any, after duly examining the progress.
  • Coordinating meetings of project heads of CPSEs in the Ministry to review the progress and to suggest corrective actions for containing the delays and any intervention required from the Ministry to expedite the progress.
  • Attending to references from the Cabinet Secretariat and Prime Minister’s Office for monitoring of projects costing Rs. 1000 crore or more.
  • Coordinates with Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) for issues pertaining with the Online Computerised Monitoring System (OCMS).
  • Working towards increasing the Steel Usage across the country. In this regard, several workshops have already been organized across the nation for creating awareness about the advantages of steel structures among the masses. PMC is also coordinating with other Ministries requesting to seek approvals on various measures required to increase steel usage in the construction and infrastructure sectors in India.
  • PMC is working towards attracting foreign capital goods manufacturers for steel sector to manufacture in India.

Raw Material Division

  • Assisting iron and steel units for linkages of major raw materials including coal linkages to sponge iron units/steel sector
  • Linkages of natural gas and coal and policy issues
  • Export ceilings and related policy matters of manganese ore/chrome ore and its concentrates & ferro alloy industry
  • Advice to Ministry of Commerce on export policy of iron ore.
  • Advice to Ministry of Mines on policy related to allocation of Iron Ore Mines
  • Distribution & Policy issues of coal and natural gas.
  • Foreign Investments abroad of steel sector
  • Issues related to logistics of steel sector
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

Record Room, Receipts &Dispatch

  • Record, Receipt & Despatch

RINL Division

  • All matters relating to RINL, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments).
  • Review of Physical and financial performance of RINL, Finalization of MoU, Performance evaluation of MoU, Review of projects of RINL, Settlement of Draft/ Audit Paras, Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc.

SAIL Division

  • All matters relating to SAIL, Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel (except Board Level Appointments)
  • Matters relating to commercial, infrastructure, projects
  • Modernization and expansion
  • Matters pertaining to ICVL
  • Land, mining leases etc.
  • Audit, budget
  • Safety, CSR
  • Court Cases
  • E-Samiksha
  • PRAGATI
  • Monitoring of Techno-economic parameters
  • Facilitation of allotment, operationalisation & production from captive mines.
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above.

Statistics Division

  • To oversee the work of data compilation of Joint Plant Committee (JPC), Economic Research Unit (ERU) (excluding the administrative work)
  • Compilation and analysis of Statistical data of steel sector etc
  • Analysis of the data furnished through the monthly report on Iron and Steel by JPC
  • Maintenance of Dashboard of Ministry
  • Maintenance of website related to statistical part
  • Chief data officer in Data.gov.in
  • Coordination with other Ministry/Department related to statistical data.

Steel Development(Institutes) Division

  • Research Institutes BPNSI, NISST, INSDAG
  • Steel Consumers Council
  • Steel Development Fund
  • JPC- monitoring and furnishing data on production, consumption, export and import of iron & steel in the country etc.
  • ERU-analysis of data on production, consumption, export and import of iron & steel in the country etc.
  • Furnishing materials for Parliamentary Committee, Monthly D.O. to Cabinet Secretariat, DIPP etc.
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

Steel Informatics Division, NIC 

  • Providing technical support for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enablement in the Ministry.
  • Providing VPN, Cloud, email and Internet services to the Ministry.
  • Operating and maintaining Local Area Network (LAN) of 250 nodes with Gigabit backbone enabled with Wi-Fi services.
  • Providing Video Conferencing (VC) services for conducting meetings over VC. This has been widely used in prevailing lockdown situations due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Implementation of e-Office, SPARROW and eHRM in the Ministry
  • Maintenance and upgradation of Content Management Framework(CMF) based Responsive Bilingual website of Ministry of Steel(https://steel.gov.in)
  • Developed and Implemented Dashboard on Steel Sector performance at National and International level. The Dashboard is further being enriched with data analytical capabilities for identification of various patterns/trends and better illustrations of KPIs related to steel sector with the support of CEDA, NICSI as desired by Hon’ble Steel Minister (HSM)
  • Development and Implementation of Task Monitoring system with for the monitoring of tasks assigned by Hon’ble Steel Minister (HSM) and Secretary (Steel) to the officers of Ministry
  • Development and Implementation of TC-QCO Portal for online Processing of Applications submitted by importers for Clarification on Steel Grades under the purview of Steel Quality Control Order
  • Development and Maintenance of Intranet Portal for the applications/services implemented in the area of Stock and Inventory Management and e-Requisition of Items and Pendency monitoring etc.
  • Capacity building in the area of Information Technology

Technical Division

Technical evaluation / disposal of some specific work of technical nature besides rendering technical advice on all matters falling under the purview of Ministry of Steel. Major activities dealt with in Technical Division are:

  • Direct /Secretariat Functions:
  • Research & Development
  • Safety in Iron & Steel Sector
  • Energy, Environment Management & Climate Change
  • Standardization & Quality Control
  • Prime Minister’s & Steel Minister’s Trophy
  • National Metallurgist Day Awards
  • Co-ordination with all Ministries/Departments on Technical Matters
  • Advisory Functions:

      Rendering Technical Advice on all matters relating to:

  • Planning & Development (National Steel Policy/ Working Group etc)
  • Raw Material for iron & Steel production
  • Export Promotion through Duty Free Import for export production (EPCG)
  • WTO/TBT Matters
  • Techno-Economic Efficiency parameters
  • Shipbreaking Scrap Matters
  • Certifying essentiality of imports of capital goods under Export Promotion Capital goods Scheme for project import.

Miscellaneous Functions: Work related to Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report, Standing Committee & Consultative Committee etc.


Trade and Taxation Division (TTD):

  • Policy matters pertaining to international trade, steel market and domestic trade
  • Coordination with Department of Commerce on issues related to international trade, trade agreements with foreign countries, WTO like Anti-dumping Duty (ADD), Safeguard, countervailing etc.
  • Coordination with Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR).
  • Protecting interests of domestic steel industry by taking up issues of international trade disputes in steel sector and issues related to initiation of various safeguard measures by other countries.
  • Export promotion & Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS).
  • Taxation & Policy for import & export duty on steel products.
  • Admin work of Young Professionals under Steel Business Development Centre (SBDC).
  • Parliament Questions, VIP references, CPGRAMS, RTI, Court Cases, PMO references, Annual Report etc. material relating to the above

Vigilance and RTI Section

  • Identification of sensitive areas prone to malpractices/temptation and taking preventive measures to ensure integrity/efficiency in Government functioning.
  • Scrutiny of complaints and initiation of appropriate investigation measures, inspections and follow-up thereon.
  • Furnishing the comments of the Ministry to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on the investigation reports of the Central Bureau of Investigation.
  • Appointment of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) in the PSUs in consultation with CVC and Department of Personnel & Training.
  • Organizing quarterly meetings of CVOs of CPSEs.
  • Examination of complaints regarding allegations against the officials/officers of the PSUs under this Ministry and officers in the Ministry for appropriate action.
  • Maintenance and scrutiny of immovable Property Returns of Officers and Staff working in this Ministry.
  • Maintenance of ACRs of the CVOs of PSUs.
  • The work relating to implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005 in the Ministry of Steel and monitoring its implementation in the Public Sector Undertakings and other offices under this Ministry including submission of Annual Report relating to RTI activities to the Central Information Commission.