At a scintillating function held at Mumbai, ONGC was decorated for the ‘Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards’ on February 17, 2014. ONGC was the solitary winner in the category of ‘Best CSR Practices in the Areas of Health’.
The award was presented by Mr Bhaskar Chaterjee, eminent former bureaucrat who has pioneered the CSR policy guidelines and Ms Tarita Shanker, an eminent corporate personality. The award was received by Mr K S Jamestin, Director (HR), who is also the functional director for CSR along with the CSR Team of ONGC.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jamestin, who also is the chairman of the World HRD Congress, said that there are huge amounts of funds that ONGC plans to expend on the CSR front and said that this indeed was a big responsibility in itself.
He informed the gathering that ONGC has a budget of nearly Rs 500 crores for CSR and it plans to carry out CSR in ten focus areas. “We have drawn our profits from the people of the nation and we want to give back some meaningful part of it to the society, with passion and love” said Mr Jamestin.
Also present at the podium were Ms. Vanita Kumar, GGM- Head CSR, Mr. Pallab Bhattacharya, GM I/c CC & CSR, Mumbai, Dr. J Das, GM I/c Medical Services Mumbai and Mr. D K Singh – DGM (MM) CSR.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Kumar said that ONGC has been committed to the cause of CSR even before it has been made mandatory and added that the award will be a great motivator in carrying the mantle forward. She echoed the sentiment of the organization in ensuring an inclusive development of the society.
(L-R) Mr. J Das, Ms. Tarita Shanker, Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Mr. K S Jamestin, Ms. Vanita Kumar, Mr. D K Singh and Mr. Pallab Bhattacharya
The awards were decided through a strict scrutiny by a panel of learned jurists from the industry.