Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ) has announced the names of first DSIJ PSU Awards 2009 winners.
The first ever honour bestowed on the unsung heroes of the Indian economy, the awards ran into 14 different categories ranging from The Highest Profit-Making Enterprise, won by ONGC; Most Investor Friendly Unit bagged by BHEL; Largest Coal Producer in the world awarded to Coal India and the Most Valuable Enterprise earned by NTPC . Drawing from the exhaustive research and findings undertaken by the in-house team of, these awards reinstate the group’s commitment to bring together the best of the talents in the industry and give them their due recognition.
Lending his thoughts on the occasion, Rajesh Padode, CEO, DSIJ Group, said, “Public Sector Units are doing extremely well in shaping the Indian economy. They contribute 8 per cent to the GDP and are the real Heroes of India. DSIJ has made a small attempt to recognize their contribution to the economy by felicitating them. This in turn will help to motivate and encourage them to perform better in the years to come”.
The ceremony also saw the launch of “India’s Best Public Sector Enterprises”, an anthology of exhaustive information on PSUs across sectors. The book not only details the entrepreneurial dynamics of each unit, but also zooms in on the personal life of their respective Chairman & Managing Directors. Even engaging is the After Hours section attached with each unit, which goes on to chronicle trivia about these industry big wigs right from their favourite actors and favourite films to their childhood dreams and aspirations.
Shedding light on the genesis of the book Sunil Damania, Managing Director, Dalal Street Investment Journal, said, “This special edition is dedicated to the 15.70 lakh dedicated PSU work force of the country. It mirrors their achievements and showcases their firm standing and contribution to the Indian economy. The book maps almost 73 enterprises with in-depth details right from their size and milestones to the unit’s guiding philosophy.”