Thrift Economy Measures
In the wake of PESA Act and the consequent transfer of ownership of its major source of sustenance i.e. MFPs, the Corporation has acquired the role of Facilitator.ThePanchayat Department, realizing the complexity of trading in MFP by itself, agreed to accord responsibility back to GSFDC Ltd in 2003 under a no-loss no-profit arrangement.
Determined to survive profitably, in a dignified manner for a just purpose, without dependence on Government's grants or budgetary support, other sectors of the organization were brought under focus. A string of policy-correction and economy measures were introduced to save on costs and boost productivity. Some such measures were;
- Employees' justified rights and entitlements were first restored. This included fifth pay commission pay scales.
- VRS was offered to its employees in two stages. Forty eight employees and officers took benefit. This alone resulted in an annual saving of Rs. 63.71 lacs in recurrent expenditure.
- Manufacturing units maximized conversion of raw material like round timber and MFPs into saleable goods. This raised VANIL's wood-conversion factor from a lowly 50% to a robust 65% that compared well with the private enterprise.