ONGC has won the prestigious Dainik Bhaskar India's Pride Award for ‘Excellence in the Maharatna Category'.
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Mr Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave away the Award at New Delhi on 28 March 2018, along with Hon’ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan. ONGC CMD Mr. Shashi Shanker received the award on behalf of the Energy Maharatna.
The awards evening at Hotel Ashok was marked by the presence of the Who's Who of the country's public sector universe, both central and state, key corporate players from the private sector and senior bureaucrats. The Awards serve as an important platform to provide much-deserved acknowledgement of the remarkable services rendered by the public sector and its invaluable contributions to creating the foundations of the nation's economy. ‘India Pride Awards’ is a tribute to honor and recognize the contributions made and excellence achieved in public services, especially by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).
The entries underwent a stringent selection process by the jury, which included Ms. Sumita Misra IAS, Joint Secretary (Prime Minister Economic Advisory Council), Balvinder Kumar IAS, Ex-Secretary (Ministry of Mines), Mohan Tiwari, Ex-CMD (IRCON), Dinesh K. Sarraf, Chairman (PNGRB) and Ex-CMD (ONGC), Dr. A K Manocha, Ex-CMD (IRCTC), etc. The award was supported by data and recommendations from Knowledge Partners “ICRA”.