Steel Authority of India Limited announced that subsequent to nomination by Government of India vide their order dated 1 November 2021, Board of Directors of the Company has approved the appointment of the following Independent Directors, on SAIL Board, on 8 November 2021, subject to allotment of DIN and inclusion of the name in data bank of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs: Shri Shri Kanhaiya Sarda, Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Dr. Gopal Bhati, Smt. Neelam Sonker and Shri Sagi Kaasi Viswanatha Raju. Shri Kanhaiya Sarda is Managing Partner in Sarda Trade Corporation, Assam, since 1996. Shri Ashok Kumar Tripathy is an IAS (Retd.) officer of the Odisha cadre belonging to the 1981 batch. Shri Tripathy had completed his Graduation and LL.B from Utkal University in 1975 and 1995 respectively and Masters in Physics from IIT, Kharagpur in 1977. Dr. Gopal Singh Bhati is Radiologist and is serving at Govt. Medical College, Kota. Smt. Neelam Sonker, has completed her Masters from Gorakhpur University. Smt. Sonker has been Member of Parliament (Loksabha) from Lalganj, UP. Shri Sagi Kasi Viswanatha Raju is an entrepreneur and is Managing Director in Jyothi Estates Pvt. Ltd. from August, 2007 onwards.