Rourkela: Simply hearing out employees on what they feel about the company has helped public sector Rourkela Steel Plant make a one-time saving of Rs 9 crore, besides recurring savings of another Rs 9 crore last fiscal.
The company encouraged employees to share their views through an innovative ‘Srujani Creativity Scheme´ with a view to harnessing their ideas for improving the performance, RSP sources said.
Apart from the financial savings, the scheme has also brought about all round improvements in the process parameters, safety, quality, housekeeping and various other aspects, the sources said.
A record number of 11,131 suggestions were generated through the year, 9.74 per cent more than that of the previous year, RSP sources said today.
Out of these, 6,485 suggestions were given awards in 68 functions and 20 melas and cash prize of over Rs 7 lakh were distributed among the employees for this, the sources said.
Prizes are given for acceptable suggestions, while cash awards are presented for those implemented.
The employees contributing most under this scheme were awarded with ‘Best Suggester´ and ‘Second Best Suggester Awards´, while departments excelling under the scheme were being awarded with the Srujani Rolling Trophy every year.