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The Employee Engagement initiative at ONGC is all about creating the right conditions for all members of the organization to give of their best each day, committed to their organization's goals and values, motivated to contribute to organizational success, with an enhanced sense of their own well-being.

The HR policies and practices are reviewed at regular intervals taking cognizance of emerging realities. Regular independent audits, both internal and external, gets carried out to gauge the level of employee engagement and satisfaction. Wherever desired and warranted, expert advice from external agencies/ consultancies is solicited to ramp up our practices/ policies to best of industry standards. The company has carried out independent audit/evaluation of HR policies. Frequent audits like ISO 9001:2008 Audit, Internal Audit, External Audit by government agencies are carried out across the organization.

ONGC have an employee association that is recognized by management:

A. Executive Cadre: The Association of Scientific and Technical Officers (ASTO) has been recognized to represent the issues related to the officers.

B. Non-Executive Cadre: Twelve recognized unions as under:

  1. ONGC (BOP) Karmachari Sanghatana, Mumbai
  2. ONGC Workmens’ Association, Kolkata
  3. Petroleum Employees Union, Chennai
  4. Petroleum Employees Union, Karaikal
  5. Petroleum Employees Union, Rajahmundry
  6. Petroleum Mazdoor Sangh, Ahmedabad
  7. ONGC Mazdoor Sangh,  Ankleshwar
  8. ONGC Employees Mazdoor Sabha, Baroda
  9. ONGC Purbanchal Employees’Association Sivasagar
  10. National Union of ONGC Employees, Dehradun
  11. ONGC Workers Union, Agartala
  12. Trade Union of ONGC Workers, Silchar. Besides above All India SC/ST Employees Welfare Association and All India OBC/ MOBC are recognized by the Company.

Employee Engagement

ONGC has also created history with 6 of its employees successfully climbing the summit of Mount Everest, thus joining the galaxy of few corporates globally achieving this feat. It is one-of-its-kind of employee engagement initiative taken by ONGC during the FY’17. The team members were also felicitated by the Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.

In a unique Human Resource initiative, a homegrown team of amateurs from ONGC scales Mount Everest to reach the top of the world. To know more about this unique HR initiative, visit Mount Everest Expedition

Employees Welfare Committee, Bokaro organizes Diwali Bash 2017

Employees Welfare Committee, Bokaro organized ONGC Diwali Bash 2017 on 12 October 2017 to celebrate the festival of lights among ONGC employees and their family members. This was the first event to be organized by the newly constituted EWC body of CBM Asset, Bokaro. Under the table guidance and continuous support from Asset Manager Mr. N. C. Pandey and Support Manager Mr. K. S. Randhawa, EWC unit of Bokaro was constituted first time in CBM Asset, Bokaro in September 2017.

The event started with lighting lamp by Mr. Pandey and other senior officers of the asset. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pandey wished everyone for Diwali and hoped for their healthy and prosperous life. He said that festivals are good opportunities to engage employees in a proactive and incremental way, such celebrations help in inter-departmental bonding and easy accessibility of all employees to senior management and it is a very effective tool to motivate the employees towards achieving the organizational goals. He also applauded EWC team for organizing efficiently such a mega event in short span of time. Mr. Pandey also welcomed newly joined Graduate Trainees (GT’s) to the ONGC family and urged the young brigade and all others present in the event to devote themselves to achieve their targets.

Ongoing Employee Engagement Activities at Western Offshore Basin, Mumbai-2016

Under the guidance of ED-Basin Manager, Western Offshore Basin Mr. G C Katiyar, a series of initiatives for employee relationship management and benefit have been taken in Western Offshore Basin, Mumbai, which is enlisted as below:

Online Doctor’s Appointment Booking System

A Medical Camp for eye and dental camp

Khadi for Nation, Khadi for Fashion

Employee engagement program at Mumbai-2015

With the objective of initiating a program on Employee Engagement, Team HR/ER of Western Offshore Basin, Mumbai started a new program “Masti Ki Paathshala” exclusively dedicated to our young brigade of officers who would be holding the baton of this prestigious organization in future. The idea was heartily welcomed by ED-Basin Manager Mr. A.K. Dwivedi, whose support and patronage made the task of organizing and executing the program a smooth affair.

The following activities were undertaken:

  1. Instructional Design Game
  2. Self Motivating talk
  3. Emotional Management
  4. Conflict Management
  5. Team Building
  6. Leadership
  7. Storytelling
  8. Motivation Job Satisfaction

Employee Engagement most relevant focus area for HR says CMD

employee relationship management

PM Employee Engagement, the theme of the 24th HR Strategy Meet (HR/ER Meet), is more relevant today than ever before in the light of ONGC having gone through a disturbing bout of turmoil and remorse in recent times noted Mr.R.S.Sharma, CMD inaugurating a three-day HR Strategy Meet at the world's largest Corporate Training centre at Infosys Campus, Mysore. The Chief Guest was Padma Vibhushan Mr.N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor and Chairman of Infosys.

Various other ways of Employment Engagement which ONGC have adopted:

Business Games

Business Games in ONGC are being conducted for executives annually since 2007 in order to hone their managerial business acumen in the present competitive scenario.

The preliminary round of this three-tier exercise consists of On-line Business quiz held all over ONGC simultaneously on SAP platform. Multidisciplinary teams consisting of four executives register for the quiz. The preliminary round winners compete at the sectoral level through case study presentations and business games. The winners of this round qualify for the finals of this event which comprises Business Games, Business Quiz, and Case Study.

Fun Team Games

Fun Team Games (FTG) competitions for non-executives have been introduced during the year 2010-11 in ONGC to enhance Business Awareness among the Class III, IV & E0 level employees. The format of the game involves the participation of groups of four multi-disciplinary members. The team emerging as winners at sectoral level is awarded cash prizes while the final winners are felicitated by the CMD on Republic day celebration, at ONGC Headquarter, Dehradun with a Group Award.

These competitions are aimed at inspiring Multi-disciplinary Team Spirit; inculcate employee camaraderie and belongingness to the organization. The competition has been held at three levels, namely the preliminary screening at work center level which involves On-line Business quiz held all over ONGC simultaneously on SAP platform, followed by level-II competition and finally, the national level competition. The level II competition involves team building exercise and the national level involves outbound exercise.

The national winner is awarded by CMD on republic day celebrations at Dehradun.

Driven by the futuristic vision of Director (HR) Mr. D.D. Misra, ‘Passion Unlimited’ is a unique HR Initiative that provides ONGCians over 150 options to enroll as interests/passions (up to 3 per employee) and hone them in collaboration and consultation with fellow ONGCians, beyond office hours.This HR initiative benefits both – the employees and the organization and has set new milestones in employee engagement.Under this first of its kind employee engagement program, the management maps passions of ONGCians through ONGC Reports. To know more about ‘Passion Unlimited’, visit Live Your Passion