Monday, June 27, 2022

Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division observes International Transgender Day of Visibility

The aim is to celebrate the trans people, raise awareness about the struggles that they face, and advocate for more protected rights and empower the community.

West Bokaro: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in its areas of operations, Tata Steel’s West Bokaro Division organised a special programme on International Transgender Day of Visibility at JRD Tata Training Centre, Pundi. Anurag Dixit, General Manager (Designate), West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

The Division celebrated its first International Transgender Day of Visibility with the first batch of Transgender at Mines. A total of 14 Transgenders were present on the occasion. The aim of the day is to celebrate the trans people, raise awareness about the struggles that they face, and advocate for more protected rights and empower the community.

The onboarded Heavy Earth Moving Machinery (HEMM) Transgenders@Mines are currently under training and will be deployed in mining operations early next year. From formation of MOSAIC, Company’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative, in 2015 to participation in RISE – the largest job fair for LGBTQ+ in Asia, to recruiting transgenders now, Tata Steel has not only evolved as a global torchbearer but has also encouraged others to be inclusive and accepting with the change in time.

The Company has always strived to create benchmarks and is credited with several path-breaking policies, practices and initiatives including 8-hour work, leave with pay, 5-day work week in a manufacturing set-up, menstrual leaves, LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, Women@Mines, and more. Tata Steel is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, safe and fair workplace across the globe and continues to embrace new identities including the transgender community to enable a more inclusive industrial growth. The Company has set a target of 25 percent diverse workforce by 2025.

Present on the occasion were, B V Sudhir Kumar, Chief (Coal Beneficiation), West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel, P K Srivastava, Chief (Capacity Enhancement Project), West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel, S K Majhi, Chief (Engineering & Projects), West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel, Girish Sharma, Head (Security), West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel, Kumar Sunil, Head (Accounts), West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel, Sudhir Singh, Head (Human Resources Business Partner), West Bokaro, Tata Steel and Chandrashekhar, Head (Procurement), West Bokaro Division.

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