Empowering woman has been the prime goal of Tatas for long. Against this aim in mind,Tata Steel has deployed four female employees as stacker-cum-reclaimer (SCR) operators.

They are deployed for the first time at its Meramandali plant in Odisha's Dhenkanal district.The female operators are expected to work in the raw material handling system through a vendor partner, Tata Steel said in a release on today.

“The female SCR operators, who have a diploma in mechanical engineering, underwent safety induction and on-the-job training prior to their induction for stacking and reclaiming operation, considered mostly as a male-only job”, said PTI in its report from Dhenkanal.

Tata Steel Meramandali vice president Subodh Pandey is quoted having said that it marked a "monumental milestone on gender balance among the workforce in the plant".

"While accelerating our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, this measure will also encourage more girls to look for such jobs," PTI quotes him as saying.

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