A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) and RITES Ltd for Pre Dispatch Inspection (PDI) of materials procured by Bokaro Steel Plant through Material Management (MM) Division. The MoU was signed by Chief General Manager (MM), Bokaro Steel Plant Biplab Kumar Choudhury and Group General Manager (I) RITES LTD Rajesh Aggarwal in the presence of Director Incharge BSL Amarendu Prakash, ED (MM) V. K. Pandey and CGMs of MM Division of BSL F R Azmi and Anil Kumar.
This MoU will enable Bokaro Steel Plant to get the Pre dispatch inspection (PDI) of critical drawing based items and high value items done by Quality Assurance (QA) Division of RITES Ltd which is one of the premier Divisions of RITES started in 1975, engaged in Quality Surveillance and Pre-Dispatch Inspections of parts, equipment, plants and material in India and abroad.Notably, RITES Ltd. is a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Indian Railways and RITES QA division is operating in more than 40 locations all across India.
This MOU is one more step taken by the MM department of BSL towards ease of doing business. It will ensure timely inspection and availability of the material to Bokaro Steel Plant. Presently, Bokaro Steel Plant deputes officers from Inspection Department to conduct the Pre dispatch Inspection at suppliers manufacturing site which has become difficult due to COVID situation.
The implementation of this MoU is likely to pave the way for development and refinement of a number of Quality Assurance Plans (QAPs) for different items ensuring better quality spares and equipment being procured by BSL.