The Bird Group of Companies (EIL,OMDC & BSLC), under administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India was part of erstwhile Bird & Company Ltd, which was nationalized by the Government of India by virtue of The Bird & Company Ltd ( Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings and other properties ) Act, 1980 ( Act No. 67 of 1980). Consequent upon such nationalization of the Undertaking, shares held by the said company in twenty one companies specified in Schedule I to the aforesaid Act stood transferred in the name of the President of India. Based on the shareholding pattern, out of the twenty-one companies, the following companies came under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, and renamed as Bird Group of Companies which has head quarter at Salt Lake in Kolkata, West Bengal.
EIL is an investment company & was incorporated in the year 1927 and has authorised capital of Rs.1.50 crore & paid up capital of Rs. 0.96 crore. After restructuring, its authorized capital has increased to Rs. 13.50 crore and paid up capital to Rs.1.44 crore. EIL has now major stakes in OMDC, BSLC and is planning to diversify.
CIN:L51430WB1918GOI0030262 The company was incorporated in the year 1918 with an authorised share capital of Rs.0.60 crore. Its mines are located around Barbil in Keonjhar District of Orissa. This is one of the oldest mining companies in respect of iron ore, and second to NMDC in mining of Iron ore. OMDC has also set up a 30,000 TPA capacity Sponge Iron Plant in 2004. After restructuring its paid up capital remains the same.
BSLC was incorporated in the year 1910. The main activities of the company are mining and marketing of limestone and dolomite. The mines are located in Birmitrapur in the district of Sundargarh, Orissa. The authorized as well as paid up capital of BSLC was Rs.0.50 crore, after restructuring its authorized capital has gone upto Rs. 87.50 crore and paid up capital to Rs.87.29 crore.