To a question that if any representations from political parties and others have been received by the government to merge RINL either with Steel Authority of India Ltd or National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), the minister replied in affirmative.
The minister also said that there are no plans of RINL raising funds through an initial public offering (IPO) and issuing of government bonds for collateral-free loans.
In another reply, Kulaste said there are 4,875 executives and 10,005 non-executive employees in RINL and there is no freeze on new recruitment in the company.
“However, the recruitment has been rationalised in RINL in view of the poor financial condition of the company,” he said.
The government is working out the transaction structure for the strategic sale of Visakhapatnam-based RINL, having a capacity of over 7 million tonne per annum.