Burn Standard Company

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Burn standard company Ltd
Burn Standard Company Limited
Public Sector Undertaking
Area served
Key people
Mr. Mohammad Asad Alam, Chairman & Managing Director
Productsrolling stock
OwnerGovernment of India

Burn Standard Company Limited (BSCL) is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India. Headquartered in Kolkata, India, BSCL is engaged mainly in railway wagon manufacturing under the Ministry of Railways. On 4 April 2018, Cabinet approves closure of loss making Burn Standard Company Limited. [1]. The company was formed with the merger of two companies – Burn & Company (founded 1781) and Indian Standard Wagon (founded 1918),[2] and was nationalised in 1975. In fiscal 2006, the company reported aggregated revenues of 1,373 million (US$20 million). Subsequently, the company with its two engineering units at Howrah and Burnpur came under the administrative control of Ministry of Railways in September 2010. The refractory unit at Salem, Tamil Nadu, was transferred to Steel Authority of India Limited.

According to UK based newspaper Independent, in March 2008, John Messer, the lead in-house lawyer for US engineering group McDermott International, was still trying to get paid for a contract drawn up in the late 1980s to build a giant offshore platform for the Mumbai High oil field. In October 2006, Burn Standard, the Indian engineering company that sub-contracted work on the project to McDermott, lost its appeal against a court ruling instructing it to pay the US group $90m (£45m). The amount due has already been paid after finalization of the arbitration and initiative taken by the Government of India. [3][4]

Products and services[edit]

  • Railway wagons: tanker, hopper, flat
  • Casnub bogies
  • Couplers and Draft Gears
  • Steel Castings, Pressings, Forgings Bridge Girders, Structurals, Sleepers, Points and Crossings, Wagon Components
  • Wagon refurbishment
    • Burn Standard India renovated SLC Type for the CLC system in Kolkata in 1980s.
  • Ash/coal plant construction


On the 4th of April 2018, the Government of India approved the liquidation of Burn Standard Company.[5]


  1. ^ "Cabinet approves closure of loss making Burn Standard Company Limited - a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE)". pib.nic.in.
  2. ^ http://www.burnstandard.com/rti-history.html
  3. ^ Financial Statement Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "'It's viewed as a game': Western groups recoil at India's culture of". The Independent. 30 March 2008.
  5. ^ India, Press Trust of (4 April 2018). "Cabinet approves closure of loss-making Burn Standard Company Ltd" – via Business Standard.

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