Arun Kumar Rath, CEO of SAIL's Durgapur Steel Plant, Thursday took charge as the new CEO of Bhilai Steel plant, two days after a major fire accident at the SAIL unit which has so far claimed 13 lives.
Rath has replaced M Ravi who was removed Wednesday following the accident.
Expressing anguish at the loss of lives in the blast, Union Steel Minister who reached the site Wednesday removed the plant CEO M Ravi with immediate effect and suspended General Manager (safety department) T Pandya Raja and Deputy General Manager (energy department) Naveen Kumar.
The Centre has announced a compensation of Rs 3.3 million each to the families of workers who lost their lives in the blast.
The families of the deceased will also get a statutory compensation between Rs 3.3 million and Rs 9 million.