Ministry of Steel
|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
Ministry of Steel|
Dr. Maulana Azad Road
|Annual budget||₹47.90 crore (US$7.0 million) (2018-19 est.)|
The Ministry of Steel, a branch of Government of India, is the apex body for formulating all policies regarding steel production, distribution and pricing in India. As of June 2014, the ministry is headed by a minister of cabinet rank, Chaudhary Birender Singh and is assisted by a Minister of State, Vishnu Deo Sai.
Functions of the ministry
- Coordination of data from various sources for the growth of the iron and steel industry in India
- 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
- Development of the input industries relating to iron ore, manganese ore, refractories and others required by the steel industry
Attached/subordinate offices and institutes
- Joint Plant Committee (JPC)
- A select organisation whose goal is the promotion of steel, coordinating work of the main producers
- National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology (NISST)
- NISST aims to be a single source for all the requirements of the secondary steel sector
- Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute
- Situated in Puri, BPNSI is an institute of modern steel technology. It provides education and training, research and development, and consultancy to the steel sector.
Steel Consumers Council
The members of the Steel Consumers Council are nominated by the Minister of Steel & Mines. The tenure of the council was initially fixed for two years, and it was re-constituted on 25 February 2010. The term of the present council is up to 29 February 2012.
Public sector undertakings
- Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
- National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (NMDC)
- Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL)
- MECON Limited
- Manganese Ore (India) Ltd (MOIL)
- MSTC Limited
- Hindustan Steel Works Construction Limited (HSCL)
- Sponge Iron India Limited (SIIL)
- Bharat Refractories Limited (BRL)
- Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited (FSNL)
- Bird Group of Companies
- Sukhdev Prasad, Union Deputy Minister for Steel and Mines - 1973-1977
- Ashoke Kumar Sen - 1991
- Ram Vilas Paswan - 2004-2009
- Virbhadra Singh - 28 May 2009–18 January 2011
- Beni Prasad Verma - July 2011 – May 2014
- Narendra Singh Tomar -26 May 2014 – 5 July 2016
- Chaudhary Birender Singh - 5 July 2016–present
Ministers of state (independent charge)
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