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Tata Motors, Jindal Steel get SAIL excellence awards

Friday, July 10, 2009 (08:51:56) Tags: Business, SAIL, Awards New Delhi: State-run steelmaker Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) on Thursday announced its "SAIL HR Excellence Awards" for seven Indian manufacturing firms including Tata Motors and Jindal Steel. The SAIL has instituted the award to commemorate its 50th year of production. The companies that have been awarded in the large scale industries category are Tata Motors, Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Moser Baer. In the medium scale category, Jindal Steel and Castrol won the awards, while Honeywell and ITW Signode were named winners the small scale category. According to S.K. Roongta, chairman of SAIL, the awards comprise prize money of Rs.100,000 along with the citation and a trophy. "As a part of the celebration for our 50th year of production, we have initiated activities for providing leadership for the development of Indian manufacturing industries," Roongta said. "One such attempt is to institutionalise SAIL HR Excellence Awards in collaboration with IIM (Indian Institute of Management)-Ahmedabad for path breaking contributions in the field of people management processes for the Indian manufacturing industries." The jury that selected the winners included Roongta, National Knowledge Commission Chairman Sam Pitroda, HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parikh and T.V. Rao and Neharika Vohra of the IIM-Ahmedabad. (IANS)