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  • SCOPE CC Summit Focuses on Innovative Solutions for Corporate Communication Executives of PSUs


    SCOPE organized the SCOPE Corporate Communication Summit 2019 on the theme Corporate Communication in the Age of Disruptions – Innovative Solutions” here today. Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste, Hon’ble Minister of State for Steel inaugurated the SCOPE CC Summit in the presence of Mr. Sunil Kumar, CMD, MTNL & Member of SCOPE Executive Board, Mr. Satyendra Prakash, DG, BOC (DAVP), Dr. K.G. Suresh, former DG, IIMC, Mr. Ajit Kumar Jha, Editor, India Today Group, Ms. Sumita Dutta, ED (CA), SAIL, Mr. P.K. Sinha, Summit Director, SCOPE and other dignitaries. The Summit provided an opportunity to PSU Corp.Comm executives to understand transformation and seize the opportunity in to bring in innovative solutions to their communication plans.

    While inaugurating the SCOPE CC Summit, Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste, Hon’ble Minister of State for Steel said Corporate communication executives of public enterprises have to play a key role to change itself with the changing times. It places significance on analysis of where we stand today in terms of competition and how we need to mould ourselves so as to achieve our vision and goal. He highly appreciated the public sector enterprises for making significant contribution in the nation building. He further stressed that we need to analyse that in the current global competitive environment, how can we further enhance its performance to strengthen our economy.

    Hon’ble Minister said the country has outlined ambitious goals to reach to greater heights and to fulfil the same, we need to make constant efforts, work together and need to connect with the common man.

    Mr. Sunil Kumar, CMD, MTNL and Executive Board Member of SCOPE said that our perception amongst stakeholders is important and corporate communication gives an opportunity to put the perception in right perspective. Public sector is performing very well but we are not able to project in right manner. He said that customers, employees, owners and partners are important stakeholders and corporate communication needs to have proper system in place for proper communication.

    Mr. Aman Agarwal, Director IIF in his address advised to embrace disruption and learn to live with it to be more empowered. Today is world of information and how to engulf information to make right decision making is the need of hour.

    Dr. Sharad Kohli,Founder Chairman, KCC Group highlighted the four factors which lead to disruption which are consolidation, using outdated technology, not being receptive to consumer feedback and not investing in research. In this context, he gave successful notable examples of Wikipedia, LED etc.

    Dr. K.G. Suresh, Emeritus Professor, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication and Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, Former DG, IIMC said that in the age of disruption, internet and social media, there is need to be constantly vigilant otherwise it may tarnish the reputation of the company. In fact, this is not the age of information, rather it is the age of conversation. Hence, there is a need of dialogue and engagement with your stakeholders.

    Mr. Ajit Kumar Jha, Editor, India Today Group said that all disruptions today are led by globalization. Two foremost challenges we face are online media and automation in the labour market and how we respond to these is important. He advised to invest in educating people and enhance penetration of digital platform.

    Mr. Satyendra Prakash, DG, BOC (ADVP), Government of India said as a corporate communication professional said how to build your brand. He appreciated the contribution of PSEs to the nation.

    Mr. P.K. Sinha, Summit Director gave the overview of the programme and how the vision with which this theme of Summit was decided. He informed that PSEs have contributed significantly so far and disruptions of technology and media landscape will lead to next level of growth. Ms. Sumita Dutta, ED (Corporate Affairs), SAIL and Chairperson, Summit Steering Committee proposed vote of thanks.
  • SCOPE Conducts Program on Implications of Union Budget 2019


    SCOPE in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers organized a programme on ‘”Implications of Union Budget 2019-20” to familiarize the public sector executives about the salient features of the Budget relevant to the corporate sector. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Prof. N.R. Bhanumurthy of National Institute of Public Finance & Policy addressed the opening session. Mr. Nitin Vaid, Partner, pwc and Mr. Rahul Shukla, ED, pwc were also present on the occasion.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE in his welcome address informed the participants that SCOPE has been organizing this programme every year which has been appreciated by public sector fraternity. Dr. Choubey said governance is the key issue for reaching the 5 trillion dollar mark. He said public sector shall partner with government in its endeavor to reach the goal.

    Prof. Bhanumurthy in his address said that Indian economy is in a slowdown phase. He said in the current situation, fiscal policy needed to be more proactive. He further said that lot of resources have been allocated to the rural development sector which is a very good move by the government.

  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE speaking on “Management Excellence” programme organized by Madras Management Association.

  • Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Mr. Arvind Ganpat Sawant released a booklet on activities of SCOPE. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE took this opportunity to brief the minister highlighting the achievements of public sector enterprises.

  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE met Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Parliamentary Affairs. On this occasion, Dr. Choubey discussed various issues pertaining to public sector undertakings and highlighted the working of SCOPE.

  • SCOPE organized meeting of its Think Tank here today to deliberate on the Mega PSU Economic Summit and SCOPE Consultancy Wing. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, NLC India Ltd, Prof. N.R. Bhanumurthy of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE addressed the meeting which was attended and complimented by CMDs/Directors and top management executives of public sector enterprises.
  • Hon’ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Parliamentary Affairs.


    Shri Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, NLC India Limited made a courtesy call to Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Parliamentary Affairs.
  • SCOPE Celebrates International Yoga Day


    SCOPE celebrated the 5th International Yoga Day in its premises here today. On this occasion, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE highlighted the importance of yoga in day to day life. He said yoga is not only key to a healthy and peaceful living but a means to associate with oneself, society, nation and the world.

    Large many employees of SCOPE and PSUs participated in the Yoga Camp. Yoga Guru Saurabh Samir from Munger Yoga Centre shared the benefits of Yoga and also demonstrated the Asanas for a happy and stress free life.

  • Mr. Kishor Rungta, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, FACT as Member of the Indian Delegation addressed the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference of ILO held from 10th June-21st June 2019 in Geneva.
  • SCOPE Calls for Developing Women Leaders in PSUs


    SCOPE in association with Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) conducted a workshop on Leadership Development for Women Executives” here today which was inaugurated by Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO. Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE also addressed the inaugural session along with Ms. Kirti Tiwari, President Apex, WIPS änd Dr. Poonam Sahgal, lead resource person.

    Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in his welcome address said that as per McKinsey International, if women employees are given total equality at work centre, the world economy will improve by 28 trillion dollars. He called for women employees to come forward to have better participation in economy.

    Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director, ILO in her inaugural address said that women participation in labour market is supplementary and therefore, both women and men need to be at the same level. UN Sustainable Development Goals, she added, calls for women equality for decent world of work.

    Dr. Punam Sahgal, lead resource person presented the program perspective while Ms. Kirti Tiwari, President Apex, WIPS proposed the vote of thanks. The workshop was attended by large number of women executives of PSEs.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE made a courtesy call to Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.


    Dr. U.D. Choubey and Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant
  • SCOPE Organizes Program on Companies Act & SEBI Regulations


    SCOPE and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) jointly organized program on 'Recent Developments under Companies Act 2013 and SEBI Regulations' here today. The dignitaries who addressed the opening session included Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. Pradeep Ramakrishnan, GM, CFD-CMD, SEBI, Mr. Ashok Kumar Dixit, Officiating Secretary, ICSI, and Mr. NPS Chawla, Council Member, ICSI. The program was attended by large number of company secretaries of public sector enterprises.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in his address said that Company Secretaries are at the front desk of a company. He said the compliance of the Corporate Governance lies on four pillars: Transparency, Integrity, Accountability and Responsiveness. Dr. Choubey said that PSEs comply with right norms of corporate governance. Also recently government has appointed large many Independent Directors including Women Directors on the Board.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar Dixit, Officiating Secretary, ICSI said that Company Secretaries should carry their work with utmost sincerity and with caution.

    Mr. Pradeep Ramakrishnan, GM, CFD-CMD, SEBI in his address said that all listed companies whether PSEs or private should be treated at par. He added that Company Secretaries are the gatekeepers of upholding the corporate governance in a company.

    Mr. NPS Chawla, Council Member, ICSI in his address said that there has been so many changes in Companies Act, and ICSI has been doing its best to ensure smooth implementation of Companies Act.
  • SCOPE Holds 45th AGM


    The 45th Annual General Meeting of the Governing Council of SCOPE (the apex body of PSEs) was held in SCOPE Convention Centre which was attended by Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, NLC India Ltd, Mr. Kishor Rungta, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, FACT and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE. Large number of representatives including CMDs from public sector enterprises (PSEs) were present on the occasion.
  • Chairman, SCOPE Meets PESB Chairman


    Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLC India Ltd and Chairman, SCOPE made a courtesy call to Mr. K.D. Tripathi, Chairman, PESB. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE was also present. Chairman, SCOPE took this opportunity to discuss succession planning in public sector enterprises and also sought his views on improvement of PSUs as such.
  • Chairman, SCOPE Meets CVC


    Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLC India Ltd and new Chairman of SCOPE along with Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE made a courtesy call to CVC of India, Mr. K.V. Chowdary. He also took this opportunity to discuss wide ranging issues related with preventive vigilance in public sector enterprises. Mr. T. Venkatasubramanian, CVO, NLC India Ltd was also present on the occasion.
  • Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, SCOPE addresses Advanced Management Programme


    Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, NLC India Ltd addressed the valedictory session and distributed certificates to participants in the Advanced Management Programme with theme “The Power of Thinking Big: A Programme for High Potential Leaders” organized jointly by SCOPE and S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR).
  • SCOPE and SP Jain Institute Join Hand for Developing Leaders in PSUs


    SCOPE in collaboration with SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) organized six-day Advanced Management Program from 22nd April to 26th April, 2019 in Mumbai. The theme of the program was “The Power of thinking big – Program for High Potential Leaders”. It was inaugurated by Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in the presence of Prof Preobroto Ganguly, Officiating Dean and Head (Human Resources), SPJIMR and Prof Vanita Bhoola, Head (Project Management and MDP), SPJIMR. Large number of participants from PSUs attended the programme.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while addressing the participants said that the biggest trait found in a leader are honesty, transparency, responsiveness, courage and conviction. In this regard, he cited the example of legendary figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Chanakya and Lee Kuan Yew, for their leadership qualities. The session is highly interactive with highly learning faculty of SPJMIR.
  • Press Release


    Mr Rakesh Kumar elected as Chairman of SCOPE

    Ballot papers received from Constituent PSEs for the SCOPE Elections 2019-2021 for Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Members of the SCOPE Executive Board were counted and results declared today in the presence of authorized representatives from PSEs and Contestants.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Returning Officer declared the results.

    Following are the results:


    Chairman
    Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLC India Ltd

    Vice Chairman
    Mr. Kishor Rungta, CMD, FACT
    Newly Elected SCOPE Executive Board Members are:
    Dr. Alka Mittal, Director (HR), ONGC; Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director (Personnel), WCL; Mr. Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI; Mr. Anjani Kumar Tiwari, Director (Finance), GAIL; Mr. Saptarshi Roy, Director (HR), NTPC; Dr. H. Purushotham, CMD, NRDC; Mr. Deependra Singh, CMD, IREL; Mr. Atul Srivastava, Director (Personnel), SAIL; Mr. Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commcl & Mktg), ITDC; Mr. Shashi Prakash Gupta, Director (HR), ITI; Mr. D. S. Sudhakar Ramaiah, Director (Finance), PDIL; Dr. Siba Prasad Mohanty, Director (Mktg) & I/C CMD, HIL (India) Ltd; Mr. Ravi Prakash Tripathy, Member (Technical), DVC; Mr. P.M. Chandraiah, MD (Addl. Charge), & Director (Finance), BCPL; Mr. S. Sakthimani, Director (Finance), CCI; Mr. Sunil Kumar, Director (HR&EB), MTNL; Mr. Rana Subhasis Chakravarty, Director (Marketing), HEC.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE thanked all the Constituents and Contestants representatives present during the counting of votes. The new Executive Board of SCOPE will assume office w.e.f. 1st April 2019.
  • SCOPE & CCI Workshop on Competition Law and Public Procurement

    SCOPE and Competition Commission of India (CCI) jointly organized a Workshop on “Competition Law and Public Procurement” which was addressed by Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, Chairperson, Competition Commission of India (CCI), Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management (DIPAM), Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE.

    Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, Chairperson, CCI in his address said that PSEs are not working in isolation and, therefore, they have to be aware about the environment all around. He said that tender design is a big issue and it needs to be transparent. He informed that CCI will come out with diagnostic tool kit for tender design to avoid bid rigging.

    Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, DIPAM, in his address said that competition and public procurement are two most important strands of an economy. It is important that they do not hurt each other to maintain a healthy economy.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE, in his address said public procurement is an important part of PSEs and have multiple checks and balances ensuring transparency and accountability. He said competitive neutrality is maintained in the Competition Law which makes no difference between public sector and private sector.

    Dr. U.D.Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while welcoming the participants said that procurement value wise world over is 15% of the world GDP. India spends 30% of the GDP on procurement. He said public sector are system oriented and have introduced reforms in procurement like e-tendering, e-procurement, bill watch system, reverse auctioning etc. The workshop was attended by large number of senior executives of PSEs.
  • SCOPE Organizes Program on Corporate Governance

    SCOPE organized 16th Training Program on Corporate Governance with theme on “Effective Directors for Sustainable Competitiveness”. Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management (DIPAM) inaugurated the programme in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Prof. Y R K Reddy and Mr. Peter Greenwood, Lead resource persons and host of CEOs/Directors of PSEs.

    Chief Guest, Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, Secretary, DIPAM while inaugurating the programme said that on board of public sector enterprises, directors represent all stakeholders. He said functional directors depict the organization collectively rather than a specific vertical of the organization. He advocated best practices in corporate governance and enhance the core values

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE in his address said that in fast changing global environment, Indian PSEs shall act proactively to overcome technological disruptions. He added that Corporate Governance is critical in PSEs to carry forward the government's agenda. He hoped PSEs in India will set benchmark for organizations across the globe when it comes to Corporate Governance standards.

    Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said that Independent Directors are the conscience keepers of the organization and they ensure that board takes decision based on ethics, transparency, integrity and responsiveness which are the four pillars of Corporate Governance. Evaluation of Corporate Governance, he pointed out, is based on the satisfaction of customers, suppliers, investors, employees, government and people at large.

    The program was attended by CMDs, Directors and Senior Executives of PSEs.
  • SCOPE Think Tank Meets

    SCOPE Think Tank met and decided to hold a mega PSU Economic Summit in the first quarter of 2020. A steering group has been formed which will prepare the blue print. Mr. Ajit Seth, former Cabinet Secretary was the chief guest and Prof. (Dr.) Y.R.K. Reddy delivered lecture on economy and corporate governance Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE participated along with select group of about 40 members of the Think Tank.
  • SCOPE Program on Corporate Governance in PSEs

    SCOPE in its endeavour to strengthen the Corporate Governance practices in CPSEs is organizing the 16th Training Program on Corporate Governance on the theme ‘Effective Directors for Sustainable Competitiveness’ on 14th-15th March, 2019. The program would be inaugurated by Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).

    The Corporate Governance initiative of SCOPE has trained about 900 Board Directors and Top Management Executives over the years. The program would update the knowledge of the participants on Corporate Governance, the institutional environment, key developments in the governance of State Owned Enterprises and also would help them gain insights into international best practices for Board Effectiveness.

    The lead resource for the program is Prof. (Dr.) Y.R.K. Reddy, Founder President, The SOE Forum and Academy of Corporate Governance. The International Resource for the program would be Mr. Peter Greenwood, Corporate Governance Specialist and renowned solicitor in the UK and Hong Kong.
  • All Stakeholders must join hands to bring policy change in Solar Energy Sector: : DG, SCOPE

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivered special address at the 10th Empower Solar program and 4th Solar Urja Puraskar 2019 held here today. Dr. U.D. Choubey said that non-conventional energy is key to developing economy. Talking about the challenges in solar energy sector, Dr. Choubey said that land is the biggest issue particularly in rural areas and awareness should be created by joining hands to promote solar energy sector. DG, SCOPE further added that R&D is another aspect that needs attention to cut imports of solar panels.
  • SCOPE Organizes Conclave on Startups

    SCOPE organized Conclave on “Synergizing Initiatives of CPSEs, Government Agencies and Industry Champions on Startups”, a unique initiative helping public sector enterprises to showcase their strength.

    In his opening address, Mr. R. Chandrasekhar, former President, NASSCOM & former Secretary, DOT & IT said the decade of 2010-2020 has been marked by a new wave i.e. the rise of startup ecosystem in India. He said we are living in a time where technology and innovation are changing every day. Technology has become very powerful and immensely accessible at a very low rate. He further said communication, AI and Big Data are the three important aspects today and more than 50% of the startups are concentrating on these areas.

    Dr. Arun K. Panda, IAS, Secretary, MSME in his address said in the current scenario of the scarcity of jobs, we have come up with the entire ecosystem in which people would be encouraged to think differently and become self sufficient.. He said MSME Pakhwada is going to be organized to demonstrate products and also financiers on the same platform at block, district level and the reach would be much more than today.

    Ms. Radha S. Chauhan, IAS, CEO, GeM in her address appreciated SCOPE for this unique initiative. She informed that government e-market place provides much needed market exposure to the enterprises and tremendous opportunities to the startups. She further said services being a key factor in startups, the government is promoting it tremendously and GeM would promote it on the portal.

    Mr. P.K. Sinha, Conclave Director in his address said that startup promotion is an agenda which can highlight the contribution of PSEs in different sectors by setting up funds, an avenue of new venture, incubators may like to witness the new era of change. He said the landscape of innovation is possible when all stakeholders join hand and contribute to common goal of building strong ecosystem.
  • 8th session of the South Asian Forum of Employers (SAFE)

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE addressing the 8th Session of the South Asian Forum of Employers (SAFE) in New Delhi. The Conference was organised by International Labour Organisation (ILO). Delegates from South Asian countries participated in the conference.
  • Hon’ble Governor, Manipur Inaugurates WIPS 29th Annual Day Celebrations

    Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) under the aegis of SCOPE organized 29th Annual Day Celebrations on the theme 'Think Smart, Innovate for Change' which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Governor of Manipur,, Smt. Najma Heptulla here today.

    While inaugurating the program, Smt. Najma Heptulla commended the role of WIPS and SCOPE to empower women employees in PSEs. She said effective implementation of policies for women has been a long demanding issue. She further said positive attitude makes the difference and women should inculcate it in their lives. She said that education is the foundation for women empowerment.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE in his address apprised about various steps taken by SCOPE to enhance the capabilities of working women in PSEs. Mr. Ved Prakash pointed out that there is a growing realization around the world that increase in women participation can bring positive impact to the global economy. He said that women executives need to accept complex roles and upgrade their skills to move up in the pyramid.

    Ms. Dagmar Walter, Director (DWT/CO-ND), ILO in her address appreciated the efforts made by SCOPE in empowering the women of PSEs. She said sustainable development is only possible if women get equal footing in the world of work. She said women representation in active decision making process needs to be improved. Work and family balance, she said posses key challenge for women workers.
  • SCOPE organizes program on Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness

    SCOPE organized a two day program on “Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness” at SCOPE Convention Centre. Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Mr. B. V. N. Prasad, CMD, Cement Corporation of India (CCI), Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Chauhan, Director, Asia Pacific Institute of Management (APIM) addressed the inaugural session.

    While welcoming Dr. U. D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE said that a manager should be aware of the environment viz. socio-economic development, trade practices including skill development among others around the organization as well as country and the world.

    Chairman, SCOPE, Mr. Ved Prakash in his address highlighted the role of positive attitude in success of a manager. Talking about the traditional skill sets, he added that Human Relations Management and Soft Skills can help in achieving the ultimate goal.

    CMD, CCI Mr. B.V.N. Prasad in his address emphasized on Human Resource Development and development of positive attitude besides soft skills. The program was attended by large number of Senior Executives from PSEs.
  • SCOPE and PSEs Pay Homage to Mahatma Gandhi; Organizes Lecture on Mahatma Gandhi and Transformational Leadership

    SCOPE Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance organized a lecture session on “Mahatma Gandhi and Transformational Leadership” to commemorate the 71st Martyr’s Day at SCOPE premises. Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and eminent Gandhian Smt. Shobhana Radhakrishna addressed the august gathering.

    On the occasion, dignitaries released special issue of Kaleidoscope Journal on “Gandhian Philosophy on Governance and Ethical Practices in CPSEs”. Employees of SCOPE and PSEs also paid floral tribute to the Father of the Nation.
  • PSEs to engage proactively for WTO Reforms

    SCOPE and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) jointly organized program on “International Trade, WTO and Way Forward” which was inaugurated by Mr. N. Sivasailam, IAS, Special Secretary, Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE, Dr. Abhijit Das, Head & Professor, IIFT. On this occasion Mr. N. Sivasailam also released the Kaleidoscope journal. This Programme was organized in the backdrop of India’s growing role in international trade and commerce and the opening of the economies globally.

    Inaugurating the program, on behalf of Commerce & Industry Minister, the Special Secretary, Commerce, Mr. N. Sivasailam, said there are uncertainties in world trade because of trade war which is causing collateral damage.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE while expressing his concerns about the recent global trade war said that on one side, we are facing challenge from dumping of goods and on the other hand, we are also experiencing decline in exports. However, Govt. of India has taken many initiatives like Make in India, Startup etc towards ease of doing business.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while welcoming expressed concern on the ongoing tariff war, supremacy of currency and policy of protectionism which is restricting free trade between the nations.

    Dr. Abhijit Das, Head & Professor, IIFT in his address said the countries that were at the forefront of liberalization have withdrawn their hand. He said that Indian PSEs will suffer collateral damage because of restrictive trade practices.The program was attended by a large number of senior executives of public enterprises.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE addressing the International women participants from countries like, Nigeria, Syria, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana etc. regarding gender issues in the world of work organised by V. V. Giri National Labour Institute.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE speaking during launch of "Decent Work Country Programme" organized by ILO.

  • SCOPE Advanced Leadership Program

    SCOPE and School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Washington D.C. jointly organized Advanced Leadership Program on Governance & Innovation for Chief Executives of CPSEs which was addressed by Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Padma Bhushan Dr. M.B. Athreya, Management Adviser.

    This program was precursor to visit of strong team of CMDs to University of Maryland for interaction on leadership, strategy and governance of public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE Organizes Workshop on Cyber Security Challenges

    SCOPE in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized Workshop on “Approaching Cyber Security Challenges in CII Sector” on 12th October 2018 at SCOPE Convention Centre to sensitize PSUs on cyber security and data process challenges, here today. Dr. Sanjay Panda, former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tripura & former Secretary, Ministry of Textiles inaugurated the workshop in the presence of Ms. Neeta Verma, DG, NIC, Mr. Sanjay Bahl, DG, CERT-IN, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY), Mr. Rakesh Maheshwari, Scientist G & Group Coordinator, MEITY, Mr. Vinayak Godse, Vice President, DSCI and Mr. P.K. Sinha of SCOPE.

    Dr. Sanjay Panda, Chief Guest, said today we are witnessing fourth industrial revolution in the form of AI and big data. He advised to keep adapting new technologies as technology is changing rapidly. He advocated for customer friendly technology to help the 90% workforce who are not tech savvy as IT experts.

    Ms. Neeta Verma asked for a comprehensive approach for cyber security and said only by holistic approach, we can have a secured cyber space She emphasized on the need for creating awareness, improving control mechanism and skill building in the area.

    Mr. Sanjay Bahl referred to the lack of awareness about cyber security threats amongst users, lack of proper response, lack of skill sets, unclear roles and responsibilities at the time of attack, lack of forensic readiness and advised to invest 10% of IT budget on security.

    Mr. P.K. Sinha said that cyber security is a national challenge. He said that PSEs being strategic partner in the socio-economic development of the nation, make them a key stakeholder and their cyber security is of national importance.

    Mr. Rakesh Maheshwari said that cyber security has to be seen as whole life cycle and not at a certain point. He said access to internet, growing usage of cloud, social media etc makes it work easier but from security purpose more complex.

    Mr. Vinayak Godse said that operating environment is getting integrated to IT and Cyber security is critical to our national security. The workshop was attended by large many senior executives of public enterprises.
  • SCOPE’s Media Relations Conclave for CEOs & Spokespersons in PSEs

    SCOPE organized a “Two day Media Relations Conclave: Skill Development for CEOs & Spokespersons in PSEs” which was addressed by Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in the presence of Shri Alok Joshi Managing Editor, CNBC Awaaz & CNBC Bazar and Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney, Media & Communication Division, ISID, Former Professor, ADPR, IIMC.

    In his address, Dr. U.D. Choubey spoke about the changing media scenario and the need to create an exclusive group of talented individuals in organizations who can formulate strategy for brand promotion of the company. He shared the unmatchable and exemplary performance of Public Sector Enterprises. Dr. Choubey also emphasized on optimum utilization of social media which is a two-way communication medium.

    Mr. Alok Joshi in his address reflected on the role of Media relations. He emphasized on creating database to communicate effectively and regular interaction with the media to maintain healthy relationship that can further help during crisis situations.

    Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney gave the overview while Mr. K.N. Dhawan proposed the Vote of Thanks of the conclave attended by CEOs and Senior Executives of Public Sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE Organizes Programme on Corporate Governance

    SCOPE in association with ICSI organized program on “Practical Aspects of Corporate Governance under Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 here today. Mr. Manish Mohan Govil, IRS, Adviser (Combinations), Competition Commission of India, Mr. Samir Raheja, CEO (Designate), ICSI Registered Valuers Organization and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE addressed the inaugural session. The program was organized for senior management of CPSEs to update them about the corporate governance provisions and its compliances.
  • SCOPE APSE Conducts Executive Development Program

    SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) conducted 11th Executive Development Program for young executives of Public Sector Enterprises at APSE premises.

    Mr. Ajit Seth, Former Cabinet Secretary to Government of India and Former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board in his address appreciated the immense potential of Public Sector Management. He emphasized that training and enhanced leadership skills, understanding best global practices and customizing these skills in the Indian context can help Public Sector Enterprises reach higher levels of excellence.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while addressing the participants said that successful companies are those who have strong Corporate Governance norms and transparency in functioning. This leads to stakeholder’s trust which further translates to enhancement of stakeholder value, he added.

    Mr. Ashok Bhat, Director, Mindshare HR Consulting gave the program perspectives. The week long programme was attended by a large number of executives from PSEs.
  • CVC Releases Special issue of Kaleidoscope on New India Vision 2022

    Central Vigilance Commissioner Mr. K.V. Chowdary, releasing the Special issue of Kaleidoscope on “New India Vision 2022” published by SCOPE, in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE.
  • SCOPE organized an interactive meeting of CEOs, Directors and CVOs of public sector enterprises with Central Vigilance Commissioner here today. Mr. K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE addressed the august gathering. On this occasion, CVC also released Special issue of Kaleidoscope journal on New India Vision 2022. CVC replied to large many clarifications sought by CPSEs representatives.
  • August issue of KALEIDOSCOPE was released by Mr. Atul Chaturvedi, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC Limited and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE.
  • SCOPE for Faster Redressal of Arbitration in PSUs

    SCOPE Forum of Conciliation & Arbitration (SFCA) organized an Interactive Seminar on Arbitration & Insolvency Code “Challenges & Options” here today. Justice Swatanter Kumar, Former Judge, Supreme Court & Former Chairperson NGT and the Chief Guest inaugurated the Seminar. Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. Shourav Lahiri, Founder-Director, Lahiri LCC (Singapore), Dr. S. B. Mitra, ED(Law & HR), GAIL and Mr. H. S. Rajpal, GM (CA), IOCL also addressed the inaugural session.

    Welcoming the participants, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said that number of litigations amongst Public Sector is huge and the time taken by the judiciary is also a matter of concern. Welcoming the new Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Dr. Choubey said that IBC is probably one of the biggest reform done by Government of India in fastest possible time. He said that it is a welcome move by the government to ease the pressure on creditors & companies and also help in quickly resolving the pending cases.

    In his inaugural address, Justice Swatanter Kumar, Former Judge, Supreme Court & Former Chairperson NGT while throwing light on various aspects of arbitration and IBC in India said that there is a persistent need to support civil court by having a strong dispute resolution system. He further added that delays in arbitration process should be stopped and Execution & Effectiveness should be a regular feature for arbitration & IBC in India.

    Mr. Lahiri who came from Singapore, gave the keynote address presenting the international perspective of commercial arbitration. Dr. Mitra presented the program perspective while Mr. Rajpal proposed the vote of thanks. The seminar was attended by a huge number of Public Sector Executives.
  • SCOPE’s Programme on better Investor Relation strategy in PSEs

    SCOPE organized a Seminar on “Financial Communication & Investor Relations Management” which was inaugurated by Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and large many senior executives of Public Sector Enterprises. Secretary, DIPAM also released the special issue of Kaleidoscope on the theme of the seminar.

    While inaugurating, Mr. Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, Secretary, DIPAM complimented SCOPE for building capacities of PSE executives in the important area of investors relations and financial communications. He advised that organisations need to share maximum information as it will create trust and better brand of the PSEs. Calling it a two-way exercise, he also said that in the age of the social media, face to face communication is still crucial and message must be repeated. He also highlighted the role of CEOs in the investor relations.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC Limited said public sector has played a major role in India’s emergence as the sixth largest economy. Highlighting the importance of investor relations, he advised PSEs to have a written IR strategy and manual to support better preparation of an IPO and to help ensure regulatory compliance.

    Dr U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in his address said PSEs enjoy investor’s confidence. Total market capitalization of 50 listed CPSEs is about 17-18 lakh crore. Advising the need to learn from international experiences, Dr. Choubey emphasized for creation of a Sovereign Holding Company to create value for the government through investments not only in domestic market but also in the international markets. Such a review of disinvestment policy could mobilize large financial resources than from disinvestment proceeds presently.

    Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney of ISID and Program Director gave the program perspective of the Seminar which was attended by large number of senior executives of public Sector enterprises.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE to participate in international panel for discussion on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

  • Platts Global Energy Awards 2018 invites Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE to join prestigious panel of judges for selection of awardees.

  • SCOPE Organizes Conclave of CEOs of CPSEs

    SCOPE organized Conclave of CEOs of public sector enterprises which deliberated inter alia (1) CPSEs Roadmap for PM’s Vision 2022 and (2) common issues of CPSEs requiring attention of the government.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE, Mr. D.K. Hota, Vice Chairman, SCOPE and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE led the deliberations which was participated by galaxy of large many chief executives of public sector enterprises.

    Based on the deliberations, SCOPE will further take it up with the government for reform.
  • While speaking in Global Environmental Conclave, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE pleaded for general awareness, clean technology as well as compromised policy on regulation and industrial activity to protect the environment.

  • Book entitled "Future of Public Sector in India" by Dr. U.D. Choubey was released by Hon'ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C) Shri Santosh Gangwar in the presence of Nobel laureate, Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, in Geneva.

  • SCOPE Participates in ILO Summit at Geneva

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE participated in the 107th International Labour Organization (ILO) Summit in Geneva.

    Speaking in the plenary session as a Delegate from India, Dr. Choubey highlighted the initiative of Government of India in the area of decent world of work, gender related issues, skill development, employment generation, security to formal and informal workers in India, innovative skill development programme and incentivizing small, medium enterprises (SMEs) and green initiatives.

    More than 4000 participants from all over the world are participating in the ILO summit. A strong team of delegates, advisers from India comprising of employers, employees and government is led by Hon’ble Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Gangwar.
  • Speaking in the Hydro Vision Conclave 2018, Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE suggested review of the hydro power policy in India. Incentivising small and medium hydro power on local basis will help farmers as power generated will not be required to be wheeled in main grid and shall be consumed locally.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE releasing the book “Lessons Learnt : The Story of Instrumentation Limited” authored by Mr. M.P. Eshwar, CMD, IL.
  • SCOPE Workshop on Strategic Performance Measurement

    SCOPE organized a Workshop on “Strategic Performance Measurement – Route to Successful Strategy Execution” which was inaugurated by Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC Limited in the presence of large many senior executives of public sector enterprises. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr Saptarshi Roy, Director (HR), NTPC & Member of SCOPE Executive Board, Mr. Ashok Bhat, and Dr. Punam Sahgal, Resource Persons also addressed the inaugural session.

    Mr. Ved Prakash Chairman, SCOPE said that new developments in view of globalization, advancement in technology and artificial intelligence is challenging the working system in organizations. He emphasized the need for development of performance measures that are aligned to organisation’s goals and drives performance.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE mentioned that there is no accredition model to measure best practices in corporate governance and emphasized for such integrated model to measure the same. He informed that across the globe, more than 70% companies have shifted to frequent reviews on weekly basis and modify the strategy instead of annual performance reviews. This will help to take pre-empting measures because of disruptions. He, therefore, emphasized the need to examine the relevance of MoU system which measure performance on annual target basis.

    Dr. Saptarishi Roy, Director (HR), NTPC spoke about making measurement more objective oriented to remove elements of subjectivity. Large number of participants from public sector enterprises attended the workshop.
  • Green Initiative by SCOPE

    Little effort can bring large saving of electricity as power saved is power produced. This has been reflected by SCOPE who has brought down energy consumption substantially in two of its towers at Lodhi Road and Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi. These two towers accommodate corporate and regional offices of 65 public sector enterprises.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE informed that during 2017-18 savings in power consumption was around 1.60 million units equivalent to saving worth Rs. 1.72 crore. In the last six years, such efforts by SCOPE and its Constituents have resulted into a saving of 8.18 million units equivalent to Rs. 8.33 crore.

    This has been possible by i) effective monitoring of power consumption, ii) replacement of conventional lights by LED lights and Occupancy Sensors, iii) overall energy consciousness, and iv) energy efficient equipments. SCOPE is determined to save further by way of lower consumption of electricity in the year 2018-19.
  • SCOPE APSE Conducts Executive Development Program

    SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) conducted 7th Executive Development Program for executives of public sector enterprises which started at APSE premises recently. Chief Guest Padma Bhushan Dr. M.B. Athreya, renowned Management Adviser inaugurated the program in the presence of Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. Ashok Bhat, Director, MindShare HR Consultancy and a large number of PSE representatives. On this occasion, Dr. Choubey addressed the young executives of public sector enterprises on Public Sector and Governance.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivered the special address at a seminar organized under the banner of India PSU IT Forum 2018. Dr. Choubey stressed the need for pro-active effort by public sector undertakings to preempt disruption for faster deliverability.
  • Sri Lankan RTI Commission Interacts with SCOPE

    A high level delegation from Sri Lanka interacted with SCOPE for exchange of views on RTI vis-a-viz its adoptability in public sector enterprises in India. The Sri Lankan delegation was headed by Mr. Don Mahinda Gammampila, Chairman of the RTI Commission and all members of the Commission including Mr. Kishali Esther Pinto Jayawardena, Mr. Somapala Gardiyo Punchihewa, Dr. Navamany Semmanachelvy Jeremiah Thiruchandran Mrs. Patricia Rohini Walgama and Mrs. J.M. Thilaka Jayasundara, Additional Secretary (Development & Planning) and Mrs. Mathurabhasini Thamilmaran Purujoththaman, Legal Consultant to the RTI Commission, Sri Lanka.

    Dr. U.D.Choubey, Director General, SCOPE led the team from SCOPE and highlighted the performance of PSEs. He informed the delegation that PSEs in India have adopted RTI in both letter and spirit as it has made the decision making more transparent, trustworthy and cleansed the overall governance part particularly in procurement etc. RTI has given a very good brand of Indian PSEs and enhanced their global competitiveness, Dr. Choubey added.

    Mr. Don Mahinda Gammampila, Chairman highlighted the working of RTI Commission in Sri Lanka. RTI Act in Sri Lanka is supposed to be the best RTI institution in the world. He also informed that large many private sectors including NGOs have been brought under the ambit of RTI in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka team complimented SCOPE and PSEs in India for best practices in corporate governance.
  • SCOPE Excellence Awards to CPSEs Announced

    Jury for the SCOPE Excellence Awards under the chairmanship of Justice R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India and distinguished panel of eminent persons comprising Padma Bhushan Shri Moosa Raza, former Secretary to the Govt. of India, Padma Bhushan Dr. M.B. Athreya, renowned Management Consultant, Mr. C. Phunsog, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board, Mr. Arvind Pande, former Chairman, SAIL and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE met and selected the Winners of the SCOPE Excellence Awards 2016-17. Soon after the Jury meeting, DG, SCOPE Dr. Choubey announced the names of the Award Winners.

    · The Winners of the SCOPE Excellence Awards 2016-17 are as under:

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-I (Maharatna/Navratna PSEs)
    Mr. Mukesh Kumar Surana, CMD, Hindustan Petroleum Corpn Ltd &

    Mr. I.S. Jha, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd

    · SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-II (Miniratna I & II PSEs)
    Mr. R.K. Gupta, CMD, WAPCOS Limited

    · SCOPE Excellence Award for Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs
    Ms. Sukla Mistri, General Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

    · Commendation Certificate : Ms. Usha Singh, General Manager, NMDC Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category I (Maharatna & Navratna PSEs)
    Power Finance Corporation Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category II (Miniratna I & II PSEs)
    SJVN Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category III (Other Profit Making PSEs/Surplus Generating PSEs)

    National Handloom Development Corporation Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Special Institutional Category (Turnaround)

    Indian Rare Earth Limited

    · SCOPE Excellence Award – Special Institutional Category (Digitilization)
    Bharat Electronics Limited

    Commendation Certificate: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited & Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd

    The SCOPE Awards have been recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for public sector enterprises, Dr. Choubey said.
  • SCOPE APSE organises programme on Transformation Leadership

    SCOPE-Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) organised week long programme on “Transformation Leadership” in collaboration Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Chief Guest in his inaugural address spoke on Transformational Leadership and Corporate Governance. He said the key challenges for a present-day leader is to retain human resource talent while enhancing the economic value of the organization. Since the current generation of professionals have a different loyalty focus as against the traditional loyalty factors of the earlier times. Today the young professional is committed more to the profession, career growth and loyalty to the organization takes a back seat.

    Prof. M. Chandershekar, Director, IIM V in his address complimented SCOPE for this initiative. The aspect of constant change and innovation can be seen as complementing each other in present day management scenario, said Prof. Chandershekar.

    Prof. M.S. Jawed, Programme Director gave programme overview. Mr. B.V.K.K. Rao, Programme Facilitator, welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries and introduced them to participants. The inaugural session concluded with the vote of thanks by Program Coordinator, Ms. Hema Koul, SCOPE-APSE.
  • SCOPE Organizes Seminar on Implications of Union Budget 2018

    SCOPE in academic collaboration of pwc organized Seminar on “Implications of Union Budget 2018” on 2nd February 2018 at SCOPE Convention Centre, New Delhi. The Seminar was addressed by Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Prof. N.R. Bhanumurthy of National Institute of Public Finance & Policy. Also present during the session were Mr. D.S. Sudhakar Ramaiah, CMD, PDIL and Member of SCOPE Executive Board , Mr. Amit Bhagat, Partner, Indirect Taxes, pwc and Mr. Nitin Vaid, Partner, Corporate & International Tax, pwc. The program was attended by large number of CMDs/Directors and senior finance executives of public sector enterprises.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE while welcoming the participants said that the Union Budget 2018-19 has rightly focused on the rural economy with emphasis on agriculture, infrastructure, education, healthcare and social protection. He mentioned that Public Sector will continue to have a dominant role in the developmental processes including enhancing the growth of rural economy.

    Prof. N.R. Bhanumurthy, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy while highlighting the macro aspects of the Union Budget 2018-19 said the Budget is more realistic and transparency is major focus to promote long term inclusive development of economy. The seminar was attended by large number of CMDs/Directors and senior finance executives of public sector enterprises
  • Union Budget 2018-19
    Public Sector entrusted greater role : SCOPE

    Dr. U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE applauded the Union Budget 2018-19 for its emphasis on boosting agriculture, infrastructure, education and providing universal healthcare and social protection. The public sector is going to play an even greater role as the budget has envisaged higher investment in infrastructure, strengthening of railway network, airport development and maintenance and promoting digitalization among other things. Modernizing defence sector and preparing groundwork for online highway in rural India would also lead to higher public investment, said Dr. Choubey.

    DG, SCOPE also appreciated consistency in government policy regarding consolidation of government held companies. A consolidated single insurance entity has been announced in the budget on the lines of energy and banking sector announced in last year's budget. Dr. Choubey also said that it is heartening that government has realized higher than targeted disinvestment proceeds, expecting it to reach Rs one lakh crore in 2017-18. For 2018-19, the budget has targeted Rs 80,000 crore in disinvestment proceeds. This reflects Public Sector’s strong credibility in the market. However, SCOPE feels strongly about utilizing these proceeds for purposes other than investment within the sector for making it more dynamic.

    SCOPE compliments government for enhanced minimum support price for agricultural produce and larger allocation in the agricultural sector which in turn enhances the rural economy.
  • SCOPE conducts two-day Seminar on Emerging Paradigms in Financial Communication & Investor Relations

    Shri Neeraj Kumar Gupta, IAS, Secretary, DIPAM released the Special Issue of Kaleidoscope on “Emerging Paradigms in Financial Communication and Investor Relations” coinciding with the two-day Seminar on Investor Relations organized by SCOPE. Also present on the occasion were Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Shri Nagendraa Parakh, Executive Director, SEBI, Ms. Jaishri Jethwaney, Programme Director, Shri K.N. Dhawan, Adviser (CC), SCOPE and others.
  • SCOPE YouTube to be Launched

    Speaking in the inaugural session of Two-Day’s Programme on Emerging Paradigms in Financial Communication & Investors Relations, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE announced that SCOPE is shortly launching “SCOPE YouTube Channel” to highlight the performance of public sector.

    Shri Neeraj Kumar Gupta, IAS, Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management (DIPAM), Ministry of Finance, inaugurated the Two days programme which was participated by Chief Executives, Directors, Company Secretaries and other senior executives from public sector enterprises. Shri Gupta strongly advocated for accreditation and rating of all PSEs including non listed PSEs. He also complimented public sector who enjoys investors confidence and contribute in the infrastructure sector.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE stressed that PSEs must create inter-disciplinary groups with patronage of chief executives to promote regular and effective communication with all stakeholders.
  • Mr. M.K. Venu, Founding Editor, The Newswire agency delivered the valedictory address at the two –day Seminar on “Emerging Paradigms in Financial Communication and Investor Relations” organized by SCOPE. Prof. Jaishri Jethwaney, Programme Director summarized the two-day deliberations while Mr. K.N. Dhawan, Adviser (CC), SCOPE delivered welcome address. The Seminar was attended by a large number of CEOs, Directors and Senior Executives of public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE Organizes OSH Program

    Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized two day program in Ranchi on Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) for enhancing awareness and sharing Good Practices among Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on 19th December, 2017.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, during his Inaugural Address said that CPSEs are required to monitor regularly the OSH activities as part of the Board Agenda to supplement their efforts for brining quality in OSH activities. He mentioned that ILO after long process of tripartite interactions came out in 2003 to evolve with Strategy Papers for accident free workplace. He emphasized special attention to gender related issues at workplace.

    Dr. R. K. Elangovan, Dy. Director General, Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institute (DGFASLI), Mr. Deo Kumar, Director, Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) and Mr. Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Specialist OSH, ILO also addressed the delegates and shared recent initiatives of Govt. of India at National level.
  • While delivering the Keynote Address in Conference on “New India Confluence for Public & Private Enterprises”, organized by ASSOCHAM, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE emphasized the need for review of PPP projects by way of value creation for investors, standardization contract for award of PPP projects and role of regulators as facilitator for the growth of PPP model in the country.

  • SCOPE Holds Communication Summit (Blueprint of Communication Strategy)

    SCOPE, the apex body of PSUs, organised the two day SCOPE Corporate Communication Summit 2017 which was addressed by the Chief Guest Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Hon'ble Minister of State (I&B) and Minister of State (I/c) Youth Affairs & Sports who also presented the SCOPE Corporate Communication Excellence Awards to public sector enterprises. The Hon’ble Minister also released the Special Edition of KALEIDOSCOPE on Corporate Communication in the presence of large number of CEOs, Directors, Corporate Communication Heads of PSUs and media.

    While presenting the SCOPE CC Awards, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Hon'ble I&B Minister appreciated SCOPE and public sector enterprises for strengthening the efforts of Govt. of India. He said Corporate Communication professionals are the face of the organization and it is their responsibility to project a good image of the company.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE while addressing the CC Summit emphasized the need for a well-documented blueprint for communication strategy for public sector enterprises. He added that CC professionals have a big role in projecting the positive image of their organization.

    Ms. Stuti Kacker IAS, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, appreciated the role of public sector enterprises in the nation building.

    Mr. D.D. Mishra, Director (HR) ONGC & Chairman, Steering Committee, SCOPE CC Summit emphasized reorienting the role of CC professionals. Mr. P.K. Sinha proposed vote of thanks.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivering inaugural address at the SHRM India "First National PSU Conference 2017" jointly organized by Society for Human Resource Management, SCOPE and ONGC here today.

  • SCOPE APSE Conducts Training Programme for Public Sector Executives

    SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) conducted the 4-day 6th Training Programme for public sector executives today. Mr. Ajit Seth, IAS (retd), former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) & former Cabinet Secretary to Govt. of India inaugurated the programme. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE highlighted about the SCOPE Academy in the presence of Mr. Ashok Bhat, Programme Director.
  • 15th SCOPE Training Program on Corporate Governance
    SCOPE for effective Corporate Governance in Public Sector

    SCOPE conducted the 15th Training Program on Corporate Governance on the theme Effective Board Directors which was inaugurated by Mr. Ajit Kumar Seth, IAS (Retd), former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) and former Cabinet Secretary. Dr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS, Additional Secretary, DPE as Guest of Honour delivered the special address. Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and lead resource persons Prof. (Dr), Y.R.K. Reddy and Mr. Peter Greenwood also addressed in the inaugural session.

    Inaugurating the programme, Mr. Ajit Kumar Seth, former Chairman, PESB said that Corporate Governance has taken centre stage and engaging them proactively with stakeholders has become important. Talking about the role of Board, Mr. Seth said that nurturing consistent corporate culture based on human capital remains supreme.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC in his address said that the Government has introduced revolutionary schemes such as GST, Digital India etc. and India surely would be at the forefront of the world economy. Talking about the role of PSEs, Chairman, SCOPE added that PSEs would continue their significant role in implementing and promoting the Government’s policies.

    The Guest of Honour, Dr. Madhukar Gupta, Additional Secretary, DPE in his special address said that role of private sector is mainly making profit, but PSEs have twin role of marginal profit and corporate social responsibility.. Dr. Gupta complimented SCOPE for organizing the programme.

    Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in his welcome address said that post-recession has resulted in consolidation of sovereign holding of the capital. State assets have increased worldwide. DG, SCOPE added that there is a need for the developing competency of Directors so as to have cohesiveness in decision making process, based on best practices in Corporate Governance. Dr. Choubey emphasized the need of independent Board under one entity in Sovereign Holding Company.

    The training program was attended by large number of CEOs and Directors of public sector enterprises.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivering the keynote address as Chief Guest during three-day Management Development Program on "Ensuring Transparency and Sustainability in Procurement" organized by Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurugram for public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE Conducts Capsule Course on GST for PSU Officers

    SCOPE in collaboration with National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACIN) organized a Capsule Course on GST at SCOPE Convention Centre, New Delhi. Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC, Ms. Archana P. Tiwari, IRS, Director General, NACIN, Mr. Yogendra Garg, IRS, Addl. Director General, Centre for Excellence & GST addressed the inaugural session which was attended by a large number of senior executives of public sector enterprises.

    In his Welcome Address, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, said that introduction of GST has been a landmark initiative and a game changer in the economic history of India. Talking about its benefit, Dr. Choubey said that it will consolidate the sovereign holding of the capital and strengthen our federal structure. It will provide long term economic development and regional balanced growth, he added.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, while talking about the effect of globalization, said that GST has created a level playing field and we can now compete with international players as well. Appreciating the efforts of the Government in bringing major reforms, he said that responsibilities lies more on PSEs to go ahead and implement the initiatives of the government and set an example.

    Ms. Archana P. Tiwari Chief Guest and Director General, NACIN, said that PSEs being the backbone of Indian economy, the Government’s effort is to sort out any difficulties faced by them. Reiterating the historic step of introducing GST, she said that through GST, we will create a unified national market and observe reduction in prices, harmonization of tax all across the states, improve in investment, increase in consumption which in turn would improve production.

    Mr. Yogendra Garg, IRS, Additional Director General, Centre for Excellence & GST presented the programme perspective. Large number of the PSE executives participated.
  • DG, SCOPE at OECD Meeting

    Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE speaking in the 10th Asia Meeting of OECD at Kuala Lumpur on Governance Issues of Public Enterprises.
  • SCOPE Signs MoU with University of Maryland (US)

    Mr. William Powers, Executive Dean, Policy Planning Department, University of Maryland (US) and Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE signed MoU for joint cooperation in the area of training in SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises. The MoU was signed in Washington DC in the presence of visiting top executives for Advanced Global Leadership Program organised in collaboration with IIM Calcutta for executives of public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE for developing global leaders in Public sector

    SCOPE organised the 6th Advanced Global Leadership Program with the objective to develop global leaders in public sector enterprises here today. Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Mr. Atul Chaturvedi, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) and Prof. Sougata Ray, Program Director addressed the inaugural session. The program was organized in academic collaboration with Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta.

    In his Opening address, Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC said SCOPE's Advanced Global Leadership Program aims at igniting the thought process of senior executives of public sector enterprises to prepare and groom them for higher leadership positions in the future. In today’s time when the world is a global village, leaders need to be equipped with competencies to enable them become globally competitive.

    In his special address, Mr. Atul Chaturvedi, former Chairman, PESB said that the leadership in public sector need to be conscious of the economic environment, hone their skills to meet competition and rise above short term perspective for the future of their organizations. Leaders need to think of future and act today to create impact for future, added Mr. Chaturvedi.

    Giving the program perspective, Prof. Sougata Ray, Program Director, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta said that the program has been designed keeping in mind the need to prepare senior level executives for Board level positions in the Indian public sector.
  • SCOPE organises 2nd National Program on Sustainable Development Goals & Climate Change

    SCOPE organised 2nd National Program on “Sustainable Development Goals & Climate Change”, today at New Delhi, which was inaugurated by Dr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).

    In his welcome address Director General, SCOPE, Dr. U. D. Choubey said that with investment of over 11 Lakh Crore, Public Sector Enterprises are well regulated so that they meet the socio-economic goals of the country. DG, SCOPE said that enhanced resources for the enterprises, innovation & research centres are must for Sustainable Development and climate change. He said that with leadership in climate change shifting from Western to Asian region, India has a larger role to play.

    Delivering the special address, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC, Mr. Ved Prakash said that poverty needs to be curbed from India to attain sustainable growth. Talking about the role of Public Sector, Chairman, SCOPE said that PSEs have the responsibility of carrying out the Government's agenda and he hoped that PSEs will certainly bring new revolution of sustainable growth and climate change.

    In his inaugural address, Dr. Madhukar Gupta said that every Indian needs to develop the habit of not wasting any resources they consume. He further added that PSEs need to set an example of simplicity in order to achieve sustainable development and climate change.

    Mr. Damandeep Singh, Director, CDP India & Lead Resource Person of the program presented the program perspective. Mr. Santanu Roy, ED (SD), GAIL proposed the vote of thanks.

    The program was attended by large number of Executives from Public Sector.
  • SCOPE and the World Bank organises program on Best Practices in Procurement

    Standing Conference of Public Enterprises in association with the World Bank organized a two day program on the “Best Practices in Procurement” today.

    In his welcome address, Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE acknowledged the role of digitalization in Procurement processes which has reduced the human discretion. He added that majority of the Public Sector Enterprises have adopted e-tendering, e-procurement and reverse auctioning to reduce corruption.

    Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC while inaugurating the program mentioned that PSEs are not owners but custodians of public money and therefore, there is a need to improve procurement process. He further added that companies need to change their focus from just marketing to improving their procurement processes to achieve better margin and profit.

    Mr. Sanker Lal, Lead Procurement Specialist, the World Bank and Prof. Samir K. Srivastava from Deptt. Of Operations Management, IIM, Lucknow also spoke on the occasion. Mr. Lal assured the continued cooperation of the World Bank for similar programs by SCOPE in future. Large many senior executives from Public Sector were present on the occasion.
  • Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE unveiled the statue and paid tribute to our Indian Army symbolising with the Martyrs' Day on 9th August, 2017 at SCOPE Complex and SCOPE Minar, New Delhi.
  • SCOPE-APSE organized five day Management Development Program

    SCOPE-APSE organized five day Management Development Program for Middle Level Executives at Jaipur. The program was inaugurated by Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE on 1stAugust 2017. In this context he highlighted the issues of Ethics and Governance and stated that these two aspects of Management are complimentary and supplementary for management in the highly competitive global environment. Ethics and Governance are not only the attributes of healthy management systems but also ensure Transparency and promote stakeholders & trust and confidence. Ethics and transparency in governance have underscored this important aspect of management.
  • SEBI nominates Dr. U. D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE as member of SEBI Committee on Corporate Governance Chaired by Mr. Uday Kotak.

  • SCOPE promotes Lung Health Awareness for PSEs

    Standing Conference of Public Enterprises in association with Lung Care Foundation organized a Talk on Lung Health Awareness for PSEs on 19th July, 2017 at SCOPE Convention Centre, New Delhi. Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE gave the welcome address. Mr. Rajiv Khurana, Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation presented the Wellness Perspective with specific reference to lung care, while Dr. Arvind Kumar, Founder & Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation, Former Professor of Surgery, AIIMS & Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital spoke on Happy Healthy Lung and Medical Perspective to Lung Care. A question and Answer session was also organized where the participants asked questions to the experts pertaining to the lung diseases. The program was attended by a large number of Public Sector Executives.
  • National Workshop on Succession Planning

    Two-days 16th National Workshop on “Succession Planning for Board Level Positions” was inaugurated by Shri K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE). Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE and Mr. Saptarshi Roy, Director (HR), NTPC also addressed the participants.

    Mr. K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner in his inaugural address said public sector enterprises are symbolized as model employers. He advised the senior executives to prepare themselves for multiple skills and have thorough knowledge of various disciplines, laws, regulations pertaining to the organization. He also advised to ingrain the ethical values and practices that have been built over a period of time in the organization. He emphasized on succession planning at every level in the organization.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC in his address said corporate structure is becoming flatter. He advised the senior executives who are aspiring for the board level positions to be well versed in all areas of organizational functioning. He stressed to be well acquainted with IT skills and proactively participate in training to be abreast with latest developments.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in his welcome address said succession planning is a weaker area in PSUs which needs to be strengthened as relates to competitiveness, continuity and retain skilled and knowledgeable persons in the organization. While exemplifying the international practices, he emphasized the need to create a talent pool so that there is a smooth transition to the board level positions.

    While proposing vote of thanks, Mr. Saptarshi Roy emphasized the need for building a strong leadership pipeline line the organization. The Workshop was attended by a large number of Senior Level Executives from various public enterprises.
  • Special Issue of KALEIDOSCOPE

    Special Issue of KALEIDOSCOPE on RTI was released by Shri R.K. Mathur, IAS (Retd), Chief Information Commissioner, in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE.
  • SCOPE Convention on Digital India

    Two-days National Convention on “Digital India: Opportunities & Challenges” was inaugurated by Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE). The Minister also released Two SCOPE Booklets: (1) Special issue of KALEIDOSCOPE on Digital India; and (2) Best HR Practices to be adopted by Public Sector Enterprises which is outcome of Two-day International HR Summit organized by SCOPE this year.

    The Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad highlighted the advantages of digitalization not only for system development but also for inclusion of rural India. He told that PSEs has to take up the challenge to digitalize India in both letter and spirit. The Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment to digitalize India which is the vision and mission of Prime Minister.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC while highlighting PSEs initiatives towards Digital India mentioned that SCOPE has organized this Convention to discuss the current trends practiced by leading organizations and to better equip PSE executives with latest digital technology.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while expressing his concern on risk of cyber security emphasized review of existing cyber security policy (2013) to bring new policy for risk management and risk advisory role. He expressed that there must be mandatory provision for alternative back up in digitalization so that in case of any emergency, back up system could run without hindrance.

    Also present on the occasion were Mr. R.K. Bahuguna, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RailTel, and a galaxy of PSEs which include Chairmen, Directors and senior executives. Knowledge resource person Mr. Neeraj Singh, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG India Pvt. Limited was also present.
  • SCOPE Celebrates International Yoga Day

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE inaugurated the International Yoga Day 2017 camp at SCOPE Convention Centre on 21st June, 2017. Large many employees of SCOPE and PSUs participated in the Yoga camp. On this occasion, Yoga guru Saurabh Samir from Munger Yoga Centre shared the benefits of Yoga and also demonstrated the exercises.
  • While in Geneva, Dr. U. D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE met Guy Ryder, Secretary General, ILO

    While in Geneva, Dr. U. D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE met Guy Ryder, Secretary General, ILO and informed about massive reforms taking place in India in all sectors of economy and highlighted the performance of PSU. He also presented his latest book (The Last inning and Beyond)."
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE Inaugurates 5th Batch of Academy of Public Sector Enterprises

    The 5th Batch of the Executive Development Programme of SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) was inaugurated by Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE. This time, the number of participants was overwhelming. The Academy has been providing capacity building programmes giving holistic view of public sector governance and reforms and culture over and above issues of concern in PSUs.
  • DG, SCOPE Speaks in OECD Global Meeting at Dubai

    On the invitation from OECD, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE spoke on Reforms taken in Public Sector Enterprises in India. The occasion was the OECD 2nd Meeting of the Global Network on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) held in Dubai where large number of countries represented their State owned Enterprises.

    Dr. Choubey complimented Government of India for initiating large number of reforms including classification of PSUs into Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna, listing of PSUs on Stock Exchanges, improving Corporate Governance, leadership qualities and appropriate succession planning etc. He advocated for well documented Ownership Policy for public sector enterprises.

    DG, SCOPE concluded by saying that public sector enterprises in India have done better in the post liberalization era and also has successfully made headway towards global competitiveness. Indian CPSEs have taken Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in both letter and spirit.
  • Director General, SCOPE addresses the 48th Session of Standing Labour Conference

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE speaking at 48th Session of Standing Labour Conference, chaired by Minister of State of Labour & Employment (I/c) highlighted the concerns of employers towards simplification and convergence of codes, standards and regulations under labour law. He appreciated the government’s initiative towards the social security of workers.
  • Green Initiative by SCOPE

    Little effort can bring large saving of electricity as power saved is power produced. This has been reflected by SCOPE who has brought down energy consumption substantially in two of its towers at Lodhi Road and Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi. These two Towers accommodate corporate and regional offices of 65 public sector enterprises.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE informed that during 2016-17, savings in power consumption was 2.09 million units against 1.12 million units in the corresponding previous year (2015-16). In terms of money saved was Rs. Rs. 2.19 crores against Rs. 1.23 crores in 2015-16. In the last five years, such efforts by SCOPE and its Constituents have resulted into a saving of 6.57 million units equivalent to about Rs. 6.62 crores.

    This has been possible by i) effective monitoring of power consumption, ii) replacement of conventional lights by LED lights, iii) overall energy consciousness, and iv) energy efficient equipments. SCOPE is determined to save further by way of lower consumption of electricity in the year 2017-18.
  • SCOPE beautification park under the Swachh Bharat Mission

    SCOPE beautification park under the Swachh Bharat Mission was inaugurated by Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC Limited in the presence of Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and a galaxy of senior officials of public sector enterprises at SCOPE Complex, New Delhi. Everyone present on the occasion complimented SCOPE for this initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • SCOPE Pavilion in the CSR Fair 2017

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE inaugurated the SCOPE Pavilion in the CSR Fair 2017 organized by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • SCOPE for bringing NGOs under ambit of CAG & RTI

    Speaking on the sidelines of a seminar coinciding with CSR Fair 2017 organized by Department of Public Enterprises, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE emphasized the need of bringing those NGOs who are utilizing public money for CSR under the ambit of CAG and RTI and undertake social audit through an independent agency.

    Dr. Choubey highlighted the contribution of public sector enterprises towards CSR. PSEs have undertaken CSR activity in letter and spirit. Dr. Choubey informed that CPSEs incurred about Rs. 4,100 crore during 2015-16 as against Rs.2450 crore in 2014-15. He emphasized the need of larger proportion of allocation under CSR to rural areas as around 70 percent of our population lives in villages.

    DG, SCOPE called for providing integrated facilities for internal roads, health, sanitation, education, skill development, internet etc. Tiny and micro industries could be set up and such product could be marketed through appropriate supply chain management. This will enhance the economy in villages and increase the Human Happiness Index, Dr. Choubey added.
  • Special Issue of KALEIDOSCOPE on Swachh Bharat Released

    Special issue of KALEIDOSCOPE on Swachh Bharat was released today by Dr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS, Addl. Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) in the presence of Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and CMDs/Directors and senior executives of public sector enterprises.

    The special issue has important articles from Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (Shri K.D. Tripathi), Secretary, Ministry of Coal (Shri Susheel Kumar), Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, SBI and host of CMDs of public sector enterprises. KALEIDOSCOPE with wide circulation of over 5000 copies, will be a good showcase for public sector contribution in corporate responsibility in general and Make in India, Swachh Bharat, Digital India and Skill India in particular.

    The Special Issue has message from Hon’ble President, Vice President and Prime Minister and other important dignitaries.

    While appreciating, Hon’ble Prime Minister has mentioned that “Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) is planning a special edition of the journal KALEIDOSCOPE on the theme of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and has wished that “the efforts will bring more synergy in transforming our nation towards a clean India”.
  • Hon’ble President Addresses 8th Public Sector Day and Presents SCOPE Awards

    Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India presented SCOPE Awards and addressed the top echelons of India’s economic policy makers, Chief Executives, Directors and Senior Executives of Public Sector Enterprises on the occasion of 8th Public Sector Day Celebrations jointly organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today.

    Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister of HI&PE, Shri Babul Supriyo, Hon’ble Minister of State (HI&PE), Smt. Seema Bahuguna, Secretary, DPE, Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U.D. Choubey Director General, SCOPE also addressed the gathering, while Shri R.K. Bahuguna, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RAILTEL, was present on the dais.

    Gold Trophies of SCOPE Excellence Awards in the Institutional Category I (Maharatna, Navratna) were presented to Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, National Aluminium Company Limited, Engineers India Limited (Special Commendation). In the Institutional Category II (Miniratna I & II), Mineral Exploration Corporation, ONGC Videsh Limited and WAPCOS Limited (Special Commendation bagged the awards. In the Institutional Category III - Other Profit Making PSEs, Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. received the award. Goa Shipyard Limited received the award in the Special Institutional (Turnaround) Category.

    The SCOPE Excellence Awards in the Individual Leadership Category were given to Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC, Mr. B Ashok, Chairman, IOCL, Mr. A.K. Jain, MD, RECIL and Mr. K.S. Popli, CMD, IREDA. Ms. Pooja Kapoor, Head, Business Development, WAPCOS and Ms. Seema Gupta, ED, Power Grid (Special Commendation) received the award in the Outstanding Woman Manger in PSEs Category. SCOPE Meritorious Award for Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Development and Best Women Empowered Company were presented to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. Meritorious Award for Corporate Governance was given to Power Finance Corporation Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and WAPCOS. NALCO received the Meritorious Award for Corporate Social Responsibility & Responsiveness while REIL received the Meritorious Award for R&D Technology Development & Innovation. Meritorious Award for Best Practices in Human Resource Management was given to SAIL. Meritorious Award for Best Managed Bank, Financial Institution or Insurance Company was given to REC. Meritorious Award for RTI Act 2005 Compliance was given to GAIL and NTPC.
  • Independent Anomaly cum Grievance Redressal Committee in SCOPE

    An independent Committee in SCOPE has been constituted for redressing the grievances/anomaly of employees of SCOPE with the following members:

    • Shri V.P. Singh, Consultant, Legal – Chairman
    • Shri U.K. Dikshit, Adviser, Programs
    • Shri B.V.K.K Rao, Adviser, Finance
    The independent committee shall hear all complaints and grievances arising in SCOPE and will have oversight to take independent view on complaints received and finally recommend their advice to Director General, SCOPE for further action.
  • Mr. Ved Prakash elected as Chairman of SCOPE

    Ballot papers received from Constituent PSEs for the SCOPE Elections 2017-19 for Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Members of the SCOPE Executive Board were counted and results declared on 28th March 2017 in the presence of authorized representatives from PSEs and Contestants.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Returning Officer declared the results.

    Following are the results:
    Chairman: Mr. Ved Prakash, CMD, MMTC Ltd.
    Vice Chairman: Mr. R.k. Bahuguna, CMD, RAILTEL Corporation

    Newly Elected SCOPE Executive Board Members are:
    Mr. Manoj Misra, CMD, CCI; Mr. Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI; Mr. Satyabrata Borgohain, Director (Personnel), NEEPCO; Mr. Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML; Mr. D.R. Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO; Mr. Ravi P. Singh, Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corporation; Mr. Saptarshi Roy, Director (HR), NTPC; Mr. D.D. Misra, Director (HR), ONGC; Mr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, Director (HR), SECI; Mr. R.K. Gupta, CMD, WAPCOS Limited; Mr. R.K. Sinha, Director (HR), NTC; Mr. Deependra Singh, CMD, IREL; Mr. Kishor Rungta, Director (Finance), ECIL; Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director (HR), WCL; Dr. B.P. Sharma, CMD, Pawan Hans Limited; Cmde A.N. Sonsale, CMD, NEPA Ltd.; Dr. H. Purushotham, CMD, NRDC; Mr. D.S. Sudhakar Ramaiah, Director (Finance) & CMD, PDIL; and Mr. Anupam Anand, Director (Personnel), Hindustan Copper Limited.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE thanked all the Constituents and Contestants representatives present during the counting of votes. The new Executive Board of SCOPE will assume office w.e.f. 1st April 2017.
  • SCOPE Excellence Awards to CPSEs Announced

    Jury for the SCOPE Excellence Awards under the chairmanship of Justice R.C. Lahoti, former Chief Justice of India and distinguished panel of eminent persons comprising Padma Bhushan Shri Moosa Raza, former Secretary to the Govt. of India, Padma Bhushan Dr. M.B. Athreya, renowned Management Consultant, Shri C. Phunsog, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board, Shri Arvind Pande, former Chairman, SAIL and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE met and selected the Winners of the SCOPE Excellence Awards 2014-15. Soon after the Jury meeting, DG, SCOPE Dr. Choubey announced the names of the Award Winners.

    The Winners of the SCOPE Excellence Awards 2014-15 are as under:

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-I (Maharatna/Navratna PSEs)
    Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC (India) Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-II (Miniratna I & II PSEs)
    Mr. A.K. Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Individual Leadership Category-III (Other Profit Making PSEs)
    Mr. K.S. Popli, CMD, Indian Renewable Energy Dev. Agency Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award for Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs
    Ms. Pooja Kapoor, Head, Business Development, WAPCOS Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category I (Maharatna & Navratna PSEs)
    Rural Electrification Corporation Limited & National Aluminum Company Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category II (Miniratna I & II PSEs)
    ONGC Videsh Limited & Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Institutional Category III (Other Profit Making PSEs)
    Electronics Corporation of India Limited

    SCOPE Excellence Award – Special Institutional Category (Turnaround)
    Goa Shipyard Limited

    Three Special Commendation Awards:
    1. Mr. B. Ashok, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
    2. Ms. Seema Gupta, ED, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd
    3. Engineers India Limited
    4. WAPCOS Limited

    Dr. Choubey informed the media that the SCOPE Awards will be presented by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India during the annual Public Sector Day Celebrations on 11th April 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The SCOPE Awards have been recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for public sector enterprises, he added.
  • CVC Inaugurates SCOPE International HR Summit 2017

    SCOPE organized two-day International HR Summit 2017 which was inaugurated by Shri K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner in the august presence of Smt. Seema Bahuguna, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. Mukesh C. Gupta, Chief Technical Adviser, International Labour Organization (ILO) and other dignitaries. On this occasion, CVC also released the Special Issue of SCOPE house journal, KALEIDOSCOPE on “Global Competitiveness: Challenges and Best Practices in HR”.

    While inaugurating, Shri K.V. Chowdary, CVC said that HR today is facing a big challenge of managing the diverse workforce having diverse expectations and high ambition. He said that HR needs to identify areas of training that their employees need and advised HR executives to build a bond between employees and the organization. HR needs to be a facilitator in striking a work life balance that will have a huge impact on the quality of work the employees perform, he added.

    Smt. Seema Bahuguna, IAS, Secretary, DPE & Guest of Honour, advised HR professionals to constantly innovate, stay ahead of the curve and play a critical role to align itself with the organizational goals. She advised PSEs to formulate dynamic HR policies that will help them to create a niche with the globally competitive dmarket.

    Shri Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE said that innovation and creativity have become important today as economies are knowledge driven. He said HR needs to invest in enhancing the competitiveness and skills of their employees.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE advised PSEs to go extra mile and innovate, adopt and adapt for building a brand culture of PSEs. He said today HR is facing several challenges of creating corporate culture based on trust and community relations. While speaking on motivation, he said while extrinsic motivation provides measurable benchmark, intrinsic motivation goes a long way in fulfilling self actualization needs of the employees thereby creating more value for the organization and employees.

    Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Sr. MD & Principal Economic Adviser, Protiviti India Member Pvt Ltd, Shri Mukesh C. Gupta, Chief Technical Adviser, ILO, Mr. Saptarshi Roy, Director (HR), NTPC & Summit Convener and Shri Anandorup Ghose, Partner, Aon Hewitt also addressed in the inaugural session which was attended by large number of CEOs, Directors and Senior Executives of public sector enterprises.
  • DG, SCOPE Addresses National Leadership Summit 2017

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivered the Keynote Address at the National Leadership Summit 2017, organized by Sri Sharada Institute of Management Research. While speaking, Dr. Choubey said that corporate leaders of today have to move on the trajectory of transparency, integrity, responsibility and accountability which is linked to the brand culture of the organization. He advised that community relations is an important part of corporate leadership. He exhorted the leaders to incorporate shared value in their business strategies.
  • SCOPE committed to high standards of Occupational Health & Safety

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while delivering the keynote address at the 67th Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Occupational Health (IAOH) cautioned that Occupational accidents and diseases remain a cause of concern in corporate India. While apprising about the various emerging risks due to poor ergonomic working conditions, he suggested to have a centralized data on work related accidents and diseases. DG, SCOPE assured SCOPE’s full support for the cause of health and safety of the workers.
  • Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE met Cabinet Secretary, Mr. P. K. Sinha to discuss issues related to pay commission and other issues related to Public Sector Enterprises.

  • SCOPE Organizes Seminar on “Emerging Paradigms in Financial Communication & Investor Relations”

    SCOPE organized a two-day Seminar on “Emerging Paradigms in Financial Communication and Investor Relations” which was inaugurated by Mr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta, IAS, Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in the presence of Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consulting Editor, Business Standard, Mr. R.K. Singhal, ED (CA), SAIL and Professor Jaishri Jethwaney, Lead Resource Person.

    While inaugurating, Mr. Neeraj Kumar Gupta, IAS, Secretary, DIPAM said that public sector enterprises are national wealth and they need to expand their economic activity and leverage their strength. He mentioned that the objective of disinvestment is to widespread of ownership in PSEs. The government will provide handholding to PSEs to reach out prospective investors both domestic and foreign, he added.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE while delivering the presidential address, said that over the years, face of communication has changed drastically and is imperative in reinforcing positive stimuli for organization and hence, in fostering a strong relation with the investors and stakeholders. He said that most important thing in financial communication is transparency and readiness to share information with the investors.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE said that there has been changing concerns and perceptions in terms of financial communication and investor relations. PSEs have great responsibility of following the corporate governance, transparency, monitoring of strategy and its implementation, that will improve the relations with the investors and build up a better brand image of the company. DG, SCOPE highlighted the impressive performance of public sector.

    Mr. Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consulting Editor, Business Standard said PSEs being a part of the Indian State and their action can have wide ranging impact on their shares. He complimented PSEs for creating infrastructure, raising productivity in building a strong nation. Professor Jaishri Jethwaney shared the Programme Perspective while Mr. R.K. Singhal, ED (CA), SAIL proposed vote of thanks.The Seminar was attended by a large number of senior executives of public sector enterprises
  • 43rd AGM of SCOPE Held

    The 43rd Annual General Meeting of the Governing Council of SCOPE (the apex body of PSEs) was held on 28th December 2016. Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE addressed the Governing Council Members. Large many representatives of PSUs were present on the occasion.

    Mr. Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE in his address informed that SCOPE has transformed its role to become more proactive to enable the PSEs to compete in today’s highly dynamic global environment. He thanked Chief Executives of member PSEs for the support extended to SCOPE all these years for the sustained performance and growth of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in India. Chairman, SCOPE also welcomed the Indian Government’s move about demonetization of higher value currency notes. He said that SCOPE and Public Sector Enterprises welcome this key economic initiative of the Government of India, which is expected to improve the country’s economy.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE gave details of account of various activities and initiatives of SCOPE. While highlighting the details, Dr. Choubey said today HR policies need to be in sync with the business strategies of the organization. Realizing the transformational change required to converge HR into a line function, SCOPE will be organizing the International HR Summit in February next year to share best HR practices adopted globally in both public and private sectors, Dr. Choubey informed.
  • SCOPE Organizes Awareness Program on GST

    SCOPE organized a program on GST with theme “All you wanted to know” for senior finance executives of public sector enterprises.

    While inaugurating the program, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said that GST is one such move for convergence of taxation system which is otherwise highly complex and heterogeneous. Pointing out the benefits of GST, Dr. Choubey said that it would, besides making a full prove mechanism for taxation on goods & services, will further strengthen the federal structure of the country. GST would benefit everyone in the supply chain and a lot of indirect taxes will have smooth sailing, he added.

    Dr. Choubey said that the economic recession of 2008 gave lesson that consolidation of Sovereign holding in the capital is a better option as compared to capital in the private hands. He further added that Public Sector Enterprises in India during the period of recession reflected 3.7% growth whereas world over the growth was negative. This was because Indian PSUs are based on the concept of mixed economy.

    Besides Dr. Choubey, Mr. K.G. Somani, FCA, Managing Partner, KGS Advisors LLP and Mr. R.P. Tak, FCA, Partner, KGS Advisors LLP, also addressed the Program which was attended by a large number senior finance executives of public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE to hold International Conference of SE Asian Countries on Occupational Safety & Health

    SCOPE organized the 6th National Workshop on “Excellence in Occupational Safety & Health at Workplace” in collaboration with Ministry of Labour & Employment and International Labour Organization (ILO). Mrs. M. Sathiyavathy, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment while inaugurating the workshop complimented SCOPE for organizing Workshop on OS&H. She emphasized the need for creating a centralized body drawn from select PSEs to address the issues of safety and health of workers in major industrial clusters. It will also provide a centralized data on all aspects of labour. She also advised that PSEs as principle employer should take up issues of health and safety of contract labour.

    Chairman, SCOPE Mr. Ved Prakash stressed on creating a safety culture in the organization(s) as new issues are emerging because of technological and social changes. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while agreeing to form a Steering Committee of select PSEs in SCOPE, said that SCOPE proposes to organize a Two Day International Conference on OSH with the support of ILO & Ministry of Labour & Employment and WHO where South Asian countries will participate. The programme was attended by a large number of OSH professionals in public sector enterprises.
  • DG, SCOPE Participates in 9th OECD Asia Network on Corporate Governance in Seoul

    The 9th meeting of the OECD-Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises was held on 6th and 7th December 2016 at Seoul, Korea where Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE had been invited to speak on “Reforms in Public Sector Enterprises in India”.

    Speaking on this occasion, Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE highlighted the achievements of public sector enterprises and said that Indian PSU model is best suited for the socio-economic development of the country. He told that Indian Constitution has envisioned mixed economy for socio and economic growth of the country and as such both public sector and private sectors are flourishing equally. Foreign Direct Investment has been encouraged and incentivized in various sectors of the economy, he informed.

    Dr. Choubey mentioned that Indian public sector has played a role model by reflecting positive growth during and after the recession and economic melt down the world witnessed in 2008-09. This is the reason now consolidation of sovereign holding of the capital is being encouraged by most of the countries. As a role model, India has shown the way for better policy perspective for a welfare state, he added.

    Dr. Choubey said it is now being realized that State capitalism is better than leaving the capital in the hands of private as State capitalism provides better welfare of the people as well as bridging the gap between rich and poor. The recent exercise of the demonetization in India introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been one of the giant step towards a people welfare state and will certainly take care of large many of the economically deprived class.

    Public sector in India will continue to play major role of economic and social activity, said Dr. Choubey.
  • SCOPE Advocates Mandatory Orientation Programme for PSE Board Members

    Speaking in the valedictory session of the two-day Programme on Corporate Governance, organized by SCOPE on 1st & 2nd December 2016, Ms. Seema Bahuguna, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) complimented SCOPE for undertaking very important programme on Corporate Governance outsourced from internationally known experts on Corporate Governance.

    Ms. Bahuguna mentioned that community relations is an important aspect of governance, and therefore, public sector enterprises should undertake such responsibility in letter and spirit.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE emphasized the need of mandatory orientation programme of Directors specially Independent Directors on the boards of PSEs. For that, SCOPE shall extend this module of two days programme in India to three days programme outside India for which SCOPE shall contact policy planning institutes and best known universities in the world. Given to SCOPE, such programme would definitely give better performance of board members on best practices in corporate governance, Dr. Choubey added.
  • SCOPE foresee large employment opportunity in Steel Sector


    Speaking on the occasion of release of Special Issue of Kaleidoscope (a journal of SCOPE) on Steel Sector, Shri P.K. Singh, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) expressed his optimism for large many employment opportunity in Steel Sector for young engineering and management graduates.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE expressed his opinion that that India being the only market where there is scope for large consumption of steel in all the sectors, particularly because of the entire rural area need to have scope for infrastructure, construction, transporting, manufacturing, plant and machinery and packing.

    Shri Nirmal Sinha,Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, HHEC and Shri Ved Prakash, Vice Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, MMTC complimented for the efforts taken by SCOPE in this regard. The function was attended by a large number of participants from various public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE for extending the ambit of RTI to Non-Government Sectors


    Speaking in the 11th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE strongly pleaded for extending the provisions of RTI to non-government sectors by way of widening the definition of “public money”.

    While reaffirming the commitment of Public Sector in implementing RTI in both letter and spirit, Dr. Choubey told that corruption is a common cancer for both public and private sector. Both are holding tax payers money, invested in plant, machinery and day to day working capital. As such, all account payee money is public money and unaccounted money nothing but black money. Therefore, by way of widening the definition of “public money”, all enterprises, public or private, could be brought under the ambit of RTI and CAG.

    Dr. Choubey said disparities between public and private sectors with regard to applicability of RTI has always hampered the competitiveness of public sector enterprises because whereas private sector have right to get lot of information from public sector but for public sector, the vice versa is not true under the present legal framework.

    Dr. Choubey appreciated and complimented for introducing RTI and empowering the people of India which in turn has promoted confidence of investors and brand of public sector enterprises not only in domestic but also in international market. The Annual Convention was inaugurated by Hon’ble Home Minister.
  • SCOPE Summit on Corporate Communication


    SCOPE organized a two-days Corporate Communication Summit on the theme “Learning New Strategies – Scaling Newer Heights” which was attended by a large number of participants from PSUs. On this occasion SCOPE Corporate Communication Excellence Awards were also presented.

    Mr. Nirmal Sinha, Chairman, SCOPE in his inaugural address said that good work done by public sector should be effectively projected by corporate communication professionals. He advised PSUs to give top most importance to corporate communication departments.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE advised PSUs to develop a blue print document on Communication Strategy for effective communication to build a brand image of the organization. He announced that SCOPE will shortly organize an exclusive programme on Media Spokesperson in Public Sector.

    The outcome of the two days Summit shall help PSUs to further strengthen their corporate communication departments. Among others, Padma Shri Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Honorary Secretary General, IMA, Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary of Zee News and Mr. D.D. Mishra, Director (HR), ONGC also spoke in the inaugural session.
  • SCOPE Academy of Public Sector Enterprises


    SCOPE Academy of Public Sector successfully completed the first programme. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE gave certificates to the participants.
  • SCOPE Organizes Workshop on Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals


    SCOPE organized a two-day Workshop on “Preparing for Global Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals” here today which was attended by a large number of senior executives of public sector enterprises.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nirmal Sinha, Chairman,SCOPE said that climate change is the greatest environment threat mankind has ever faced. Mr. Sinha said the Millennium Development Goals that were in place earlier have been replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals with the aim of guiding the international community and national governments on a pathway towards sustainable development for the next fifteen years.

    Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in his address informed that the UN General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its 169 Targets in September 2015 as part of 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. To monitor the implementation of SDG Targets, indicators are being developed at the global level. In order to achieve SDGs, global community needs to provide finance, technology and capacity building avenues. Incremental finance required to implement SDGs is crucial, he added.

    Mr. Damandeep Singh, Director, CDP India & Lead Resource Person shared the programme perspective.
  • SCOPE Public Sector Academy Opens with First Batch

    The first batch of 25 participants drawn from various public sector enterprises started two-weeks capacity building programme under the aegis of Academy of Public Sector Enterprises (APSE) today. Dr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises inaugurated the first programme.

    Highlighting the objective of the Academy, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE informed that the two-weeks programme has been structured to give micro and macro aspects of various issues in public sector enterprises, both in India and abroad. The Academy is different than the captive training centers in various public sectors where specified training is imparted exclusively for the area of functioning of a particular public sector whereas the APSE will give broad picture of all the public sector enterprises under one roof which will cover different sectors like oil & gas, power, manufacturing, construction, communication etc. Such a course will provide overview of public sector enterprises, he added. The faculty has been drawn from experts in the area.

    The participants shall be subjected to rigorous and vigorous training programme with proper system of evaluation of their performance.

    This will be a continuous process and second batch will start shortly for which public sectors have started giving their nominations.
  • SCOPE Organizes Two-days Conference on Labour Law Reforms


    Two-days Conference on Management of Contract Labour and Labour Law Reforms was organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) where large number of representatives from public sector enterprises participated. Several aspects of contract labour and possible reforms for their minimum wages and social security were discussed. On this occasion, dignitaries also released the Special Issue of Kaleidoscope Magazine on Labour Law Reforms.

    While speaking in the inaugural session, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE complimented Government of India for their attempt to build on over 40 number of the laws and regulations with regard to labour to practically four regulations in line with the speech delivered by Prime Minister on the occasion of Independence Day celebrations last year wherein he emphasized for “clear and precise” law.

    The programme was inaugurated by Prof. M. Sridhar Acharyulu, Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission. Mr. Bipin Mallick, IAS, Additional Secretary & DG (Labour Welfare), Ministry of Labour & Employment also addressed the inaugural session.
  • SCOPE organizes Conclave on RTI


    Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a two-day Conclave on RTI Act, 2005 of Appellate Authorities & PIOs of CPSEs here today. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said that RTI Act has improved transparency and accountability and PSU brand in domestic and international market. He said RTI Act has empowered the people of the country to secure information under the control of public authority.

    Dr. Choubey informed that public sector has adopted RTI Act in letter and spirit. However, public sector enterprises are accountable to large many complex and heterogenous checks and balances and RTI Act is another addition in the system. Therefore, multilayer system of checks and balances need convergence.

    Mr. H. Sekhar Das, Assam State Chief Information Commissioner and Mr. S.B. Borgohain, Director, NEEPCO also addressed the Conclave. The Conclave was attended by a large number of PIOs/CPIOs of public sector enterprises.
  • SCOPE for development of villages under CSR


    Speaking in a National Seminar on “Is CSR Working in India?”, organized by Mature Media Pvt. Ltd at the Constitution Club, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE emphasized for better implementation of CSR funds allocated by Central Public Sector Enterprises to NGOs. He mentioned that 2% mandatory CSR provision has been taken by PSEs in letter and spirit.

    Public sectors are implementing it through a robust mechanism which include inter alia Board approved policy. They take up baseline survey, identify the needs but the real issue comes with regard to implementing agency. Dr. Choubey mentioned that in order that the benefits of CSR fund reaches at the end point, it would be better that all allocated funds from CPSEs should be subjected to accountability check for NGOs under RTI, CAG and social audit.
  • SCOPE Organizes Seminar on Cyber Security in PSUs


    SCOPE organized Seminar on Cyber Security in Public Sector Enterprises which was addressed by Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator & Special Secretary, PMO, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Ms. Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI.
  • SCOPE for Succession Planning of Women Employees in Public Sector


    SCOPE organized a two-day Workshop on “Leadership Development for Women Executives” for middle and senior middle level management women employees in public sector here today. Ms. Stuti Kacker, IAS, Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights inaugurated the Workshop. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivered Opening Address. Mr. Ashok Bhatt, Director, Mindshare HR Consultancy and Ms. Kirti Tiwari, President Apex, WIPS also addressed the inaugural session.

    While speaking on this occasion, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE emphasized that there is immediate need for capacity building so that women employees are elevated to higher level including Board level positions in public sector enterprises. He informed that the number of women employees at Board level in PSEs is lower as compared to outside India.
  • Hon'ble President Addresses 7th Public Sector Day and Presents SCOPE Excellence Awards


    Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India presented the SCOPE Excellence Awards and addressed the top echelons of India’s economic policy makers, Chief Executives, Directors and Senior Executives of Public Sector Enterprises on the occasion of 7th Public Sector Day Celebrations jointly organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) here today.

    Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister of HI&PE, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara, Hon’ble Minister of State (HI&PE), Shri Ameising Luikham, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Shri R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd, Shri R.G. Rajan, and Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE also addressed the gathering, while Shri Nirmal Sinha, Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, Handicrafts & Handlooms Export Corporation, was present on the dais.

    Gold trophies of SCOPE Excellence Awards in the Institutional Categories were presented to Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited, GAIL (India) Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited, WAPCOS Limited, SJVN Limited, THDC India Limited, Goa Shipyard Limited, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, NTPC-SAIL Power Company, BEML Limited, National Seeds Corporation Ltd, Artificial Limbs Mfg. Corporation of India, Petronet LNG Limited and Cement Corporation of India.

    The SCOPE Excellence Awards (Gold Plaques) in the Individual Leadership Category were given to Mr. S. Varadarajan, CMD, Bharat Petroelum Corporation Ltd, Mrs. Nishi Vasudeva, former CMD, Hindustan Petroelum Corporation Ltd and Mr. R.K. Gupta, CMD, WAPCOS Limited. Ms. Vartika Shukla, Executive Director, Engineers India Ltd bagged the Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs Award.
  • President Graces 7th Public Sector Day Celebrations and Presents SCOPE Excellence Awards


    Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the SCOPE Excellence Awards and addressed the top echelons of India’s economic policy makers, Chief Executives, Directors and Senior Executives of Public Sector Enterprises on the occasion of 7th Public Sector Day Celebrations organized by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) here today.

    Union Minister of HI&PE Shri Anant Geete, Minister of States, HI&PE, Shri G.M. Siddershwara, Secretary, DPE, Shri Ameising Luikham, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RCF, Shri R.G. Rajan, and Director General, SCOPE, Dr. U.D. Choubey also addressed the gathering, while Vice Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, HHEC, Shri Nirmal Sinha, was present on the dais.

    Shri Pranab Mukherjee said that the contribution of Indian Public Sector in ensuring balanced economic and industrial development cannot be over-emphasized. The sector has grown exponentially since independence in all metrics of measurement, be it in terms of numbers, diversification, volume of investment and global presence. During 2014-15, PSEs registered a growth of 7% in Paid up Capital & Capital Employed; 10.5% in total investment and 20% in total market capitalization as compared to the previous year. On an average during the last 3 years from 2012-13 to 2014-15, operating PSEs could earn an overall net profit of Rs. 1,15,426 crore, generate Gross Turnover/ Revenue of Rs. 20,02,591 crore and pay dividend of Rs. 57,115 crore. The contribution of the PSEs in the nation’s economy has, thus, continued to be significant year after year.

    Referring to the Prime Minister and the Governments outlined ambitious and clear vision for inclusive development of the country, programs like "Make in India”, "Skill Building”, "Digital India” and "Swachch Bharat” are the cornerstones for the future development of India. The President expressed happiness to note the PSE’s contributions towards these national priority areas. He complimented SCOPE for bringing out a comprehensive Compendium showcasing the CPSEs contributions towards these initiatives. Regarding Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, he said that the CPSEs may like to consider taking up a common cause or issue aimed at upliftment of the country under their CSR action plan every year. This would possibly result in optimum utilization of available resources while at the same time allowing CPSEs the flexibility to choose different common causes to be undertaken under CSR every year depending upon the broader thrust areas identified by Government, the President noted.

    The President however advised that, in order to face the challenges of a globally integrated economy, it is equally essential that our CPSEs collaborate and pool their resources to face and overcome competition. The financial, technical and manpower resources of our CPSEs need to be shared to enable better and more optimal solutions in increasingly customer driven markets. It is heartening to note that CPSEs have continued to be model employers and have maintained ethical standards in their operations in the face of ever increasing competition.

    Welcoming the President, Union Minister of HI&PE Shri Anant Geete said that it is a matter of great pride for the Awardees of the SCOPE Excellence Awards to receive it from the hands of the Hon’ble President. Speaking about the role of PSEs in the nation building, he said that PSEs since inception have been an active player in the socio-economic development of the nation. He hoped that PSEs shall also play an aggressive role in Government’s program of Make in India.

    Speaking on the occasion, Minister of States, HI&PE, Shri G.M. Siddershwara said that, Public Sector has always placed a major thrust on education, training and upgradation of skill-sets of people. They should provide ample opportunities for the professional growth of young employees who join their enterprises with great aspirations. He complimented SCOPE for opening of the Academy for Public Sector Enterprises to train young induction level executives and equip them with necessary skills which will necessarily help Public Sector in the long run.

    Shri Ameising Luikham, Secretary, DPE, in his address said that DPE as a nodal agency for CPSEs, feels obligated towards enhancing CPSEs performance overall. Speaking about the Public Sector Day celebrations, he said that the event is not only for rejoicing the achievements but also taking a pledge that we all together as Public Sector Fraternity would actively participate in the inclusive and sustainable development of the nation.

    Shri R. G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE in his welcome address said Public Sector Day celebrate true spirit and commitment of Public Sector to take India on a higher growth trajectory and human development. He said many Public Sector Enterprises have performed admirably well in the cutting edge competitive environment and are committed to promoting technological innovations, R&D, CSR while protecting the environment.

    Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in his vote of thanks reaffirmed the commitment of the Public Sector for economic growth and social upliftment. He highlighted the new initiative of SCOPE to establish Public Sector Academy that shall provide integrated training and capacity building to the critical mass in PSEs which in long run shall develop a cadre of Public Sector professionals in line with All India Services. Dr. Choubey also emphasized for further reforms in Public Sector in line with OECD and other Asian and South East Asian countries where the trend is to consolidate sovereign holding in SOEs.

    The event was attended by large number of Chief executives, Senior Executives from various PSEs and Senior Government Officials.
  • U D Choubey: Reforming public sector corporate governance


    The corporate world has witnessed continued pressure for professionalisation of boards in the interests of better governance. Accordingly, the governance structure of corporations is increasingly getting aligned with the best practices in corporate governance. Good corporate governance ensures transparency, integrity, responsibility, accountability and long-term strategic plans, effective risk management plans and corporate social responsibility, or CSR. The term corporate governance has acquired special significance in the case of India's public sector enterprises (PSEs).

    PSEs' corporate governance practices are robust, resting on four pillars - fairness, transparency, accountability and responsibility. Well before the corporate governance code was put in place, they were required to comply with several rules and regulations under an elaborate system of Parliamentary and governmental control. They have gone the extra mile and taken structured initiatives, beyond mandatory stipulations, for the benefit of various stakeholders. There have been several systems and mechanisms of compliance for ensuring accountability and good governance in PSEs.

    Presently, apart from Parliament, PSEs are accountable to other authorities, such as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Central Vigilance Commission, Competition Commission of India and the Right to Information Act, etc. Besides, listed companies are governed by Sebi norms. These checks and balances have assured high levels of transparency in PSE functioning, and contributed to the greater investor confidence enjoyed by PSEs. This can be validated by the fact that a handful of PSEs (46 listed companies, i.e. one per cent of the total number listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange) account for around 15 per cent of BSE's market capitalisation.

    PSEs have well-structured vigilance departments with network units across various regions with the mandate to disseminate principles and practices related to integrity and transparency across all levels of the organisation. More than 100 PSEs have also signed an Integrity Pact with Transparency India International. Under the MoU system, PSEs undertake to achieve targets set out in the agreement between their managements and the Government of India. Emphasis is placed on giving them operational autonomy to face competition, at the same time ensuring accountability in operations. The Right to Information Act is applicable to all public authorities and is also applicable to PSEs - but not to the private sector, thus denying PSEs a level playing field.

    As guardians or trustees of public money, they have upheld high values to achieve the objectives for which they have been established. Their contribution to the economy can be judged from the fact that 290 PSEs with a total investment of Rs 9.92 lakh crore earned a net profit of Rs 1.29 lakh crore in 2013-14. Their turnover of Rs 20.61 lakh crore amounts to some 20 per cent of India's GDP. They contributed Rs 2.20 lakh crore to the central exchequer by way of dividend, taxes, etc. In addition, the contribution of central PSEs, or CPSEs (by way of taxes and duties, net profit, dividend, disinvestment proceeds) has increased by 149 per cent in the past decade (2004-05 to 2013-14).

    Besides, PSEs have played a leading role in making positive interventions in social upliftment programmes. They are implementing their CSR activity in project mode, addressing the socio-economic development, environment, education and drinking water needs of surrounding communities. Development of backward regions, creation of industrial and social infrastructure, creating jobs for a large number of people, and production of essential products and services at a reasonable price speaks volumes of PSEs' CSR activities.

    The commitment of the CPSEs towards CSR can be seen from the fact that of the top 100 companies' contributions to CSR activities, 25 are CPSEs. PSEs have been imparting the best practices in corporate governance. However, there has always been a tendency to term them non-compliant in some parameters of corporate governance. One yardstick of non-compliance that is pointed out is the appointment of independent directors. Before we comment on this non-compliance, we need to first understand how independent directors are appointed in a CPSE.

    The institution of independent director has emerged as the cornerstone of corporate governance. It requires boards to be properly structured with adequate non-executive and independent directors to ensure independence and objectivity. They are expected to exercise oversight on the functioning of the board and board committees - the audit committee, remuneration committee, etc - based on best practices of governance and ethical standards.

    At present, independent directors for 'Ratna' CPSEs (i.e. Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna) are recommended by the administrative ministry to the Public Enterprises Selection Board, or PESB. The selection is then made by a search committee which includes the secretary, department of personnel and training as chairperson of the committee; the secretary, department of public enterprises; secretary of the administrative ministry, and two non-official members. The list of shortlisted candidates is then sent to the administrative ministry and, finally, for the approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Since PSEs have no role in the selection of independent directors or audit committees or remuneration committees, it is unjust to hold PSEs responsible for non-compliance with Sebi regulations governing their appointments.

    A professionally run organisation having a competent board and full operational autonomy can perform optimally and its members can be held accountable through a structured performance evaluation system. PSEs run on professional lines. Several Indian PSEs have become important players in the global market. To help PSEs to embrace global business standards and to improve their performance in a transparent and ethical manner, issues which are presently not within their control need to be addressed.

    The world over, notable corporate governance reforms have been undertaken to strike the right balance between autonomy and state control. Some developed countries have created independent sovereign committees that are not under the control of the administrative ministry, to monitor implementation and succession planning and to select independent directors. In India also, there is a need to review corporate governance norms in line with worldwide trends. It may help improve investor confidence and enhance the competitiveness of PSEs.

    In the past there have been a number of committees on reform of corporate governance. However, there has been a paradigm shift in governance norms after the global recession and meltdown in 2008-09. Since the government as owner and facilitator has greater importance in global competitiveness and best practices in corporate governance, the time has come to appoint a new committee on reform of corporate governance.
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  • CVC Interacts with PSUs

    SCOPE organized an Interactive Meeting of Shri K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner with Chief Executives/Directors of CPSEs in SCOPE premises. The event attracted large participation from highest level in PSUs. CVC heard and responded to number of concerns highlighted by them. On this occasion, CVC released SCOPE Compendium on Contribution of CPSEs towards Make in India, Digital India, Skill India and Swachh Bharat.

    CVC in his address advised the CPSEs to lay down clear processes and guidelines in manuals to promote transparency and remove un-ambiguity. He complimented SCOPE for proactive role to bring excellence in CPSEs.
  • SCOPE for a Well Documented Ownership Policy of PSUs

    SCOPE organized the 13th Program on Corporate Governance under the aegis of Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) here today. The theme of the Program was “Effective Boards for Sustainable Competitiveness with focus on Independent Directors”.

    Mr. A. Luikham, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises inaugurated the Programme while Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RCF Ltd delivered the Presidential Address. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE delivered the Welcome Address while the Program Perspectives were shared by Prof. YRK Reddy, Lead Resource Person. Mr. A. Luikham, IAS, Secretary, DPE in his Inaugural Address complimented SCOPE for organizing this program and said that many more such programs should be held for effective functioning of PSEs. He informed that Government has delegated enhanced autonomy to PSEs to form JVs, raise resources and bring in innovation by conferring Maharatna, Navratnas and Miniratna status. Mr. Luikham said Independent Directors bring in new perspective and new process of thinking and Government is making all efforts in improving the structure and functioning of Boards across PSEs.

    Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE in his Presidential Address said that Independent Directors have come to play very important role in the Corporate Governance framework. He emphasized the need to accelerate the appointment of Independent Directors and Women Directors on Boards of PSEs. Mr. Rajan also urged for early implementation of Roongta Committee recommendations to help PSEs perform optimally.

    While welcoming, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE informed that Corporate Governance program is one of the most sought after programs of SCOPE. He said that there is a paradigm shift in the outlook towards Corporate Governance around the world adding that there is need for a well documented Ownership Policy for good governance. Public Sector is governed by heterogeneous regulatory mechanism and there is need for convergence of accountability system so as to hasten decision making process. He also emphasized the need of level playing field for PSEs. The Program is being attended by large number of CEOs, Directors and Senior Executives of public sector enterprises.
  • CVC Releases Special Issue of Kaleidoscope on HR

    Shri K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner released the Special Issue of Kaleidoscope journal on HR during the SCOPE International HR Summit 2016 in the gracious presence of Shri Ameising Luikham, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Shri R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RCF, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Dr. Sher Verick, Dy. Director, ILO, Ms. Veena Swarup, Director (HR), EIL and Summit Convener and other dignitaries. The SCOPE Summit was jointly organized by SCOPE and International Labour Organization which was attended by large number of senior HR executives of public sector enterprises.
  • DPE & SCOPE Organizes Workshop on CSR in SCOPE Premises

    While inaugurating the Workshop, Shri Ameising Luikham, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) asked for more vigorous efforts towards utilization of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds in judicious manner. He told that PSEs have to work within the ambit of Companies Act 2013 and the Guidelines of the Government to undertake CSR activity.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE highlighted the excellent work done by PSEs for corporate social sector which is a matter of paramount importance providing intangible benefits to corporate sector, sometimes even better than technology and patent. Dr. Choubey said if we are able to enhance the expectations of the society, we can claim the credit. He also urged for recognition and rewarding of the PSEs for excellent work and provide some fiscal incentives for fund utilized on CSR.

    Dr. Madhukar Gupta, IAS, Additional Secretary, DPE and a galaxy of CPSEs representatives at top level participated in the Workshop.
  • SCOPE Advocates Better Media Relations by Public Sectors

    SCOPE organized one-day Conclave on “Media Relations” here which was attended by CEOs, Directors and Top Management of public sector enterprises. The inaugural session was addressed by Mr. A.K. Bhattacharya, Editor, Business Standard, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), Indian Oil Corporation and Member of SCOPE Executive Board, and others.

    Speaking on the occasion, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE highlighted the importance of media relations and said that reputation and brand promotion by public sector enterprises could be the most important ingredient for taking competitive advantage over others. Dr. Choubey advised that CEOs should make a dedicated group of persons under him to bring the corporate visibility at national and international level and also thwart negative publicity. It would be better if CEO directly contribute to social media to share the achievements by the company so that the same could reach the people at large. This in turn will give a better brand at national/global level, he added.

    Mr. Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), IndianOil and Mr. A.K. Bhattacharya, Editor, Business Standard, appreciated the efforts taken by SCOPE and highlighted the importance of media relations.
  • SCOPE for Fresh Reform Committee for PSUs

    Speaking in the International Workshop on Governance of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) here, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE informed that there is marked change in perception of corporate governance in the post recession period for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Large many countries including those from Asian Region have already gone for new reform in ownership/Board structure and strategy for Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs). India had earlier Reform Committees under Kumara Mangalam Birla, Narayanamurthy, Naresh Chandra and others and now time has come when government should constitute fresh Reform Committee for Best Practices in Corporate Governance, Board Structure, Ownership Policy and Community Relations, said Dr. Choubey.
  • SCOPE for better safety measures

    SCOPE in association with Directorate General Factory Advice Service Labour Institute (DGFASLI) and International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a National Workshop on “Strategies for Improving Occupational Safety & Health in CPSEs” from December 15-16, 2015 at SCOPE Convention Centre. Dr. D.N. Sharma, Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) inaugurated the Workshop. Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE, delivered the Special Address. Mr. P.P. Mitra, Principal Adviser, Ministry of Labour & Employment delivered the Keynote Address. Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE, Mr. Ravindra Peiris, Sr. Specialist (Employers Activities), ILO and Dr. Avneesh Singh, DG, DGFASLI also addressed the inaugural session of the Workshop.

    Dr. D.N. Sharma, Member, NDMA complimented SCOPE for conducting knowledge sharing programme on a periodic basis to promote excellence in the field of environment, health and safety. He emphasized on building sustainability so that multi stake holder partnership work towards unified goal of chemical safety. Adherence to the laws and enforcement of applicable rules and regulations are the actual drivers for robust chemical disaster management in the country, he added.

    Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd in his Special Address said occupational safety and health measures increases productivity and performance and contributes in building a culture of health safety. He said Corporates should draw lessons from reports of near miss incidences, analyze and discuss them to avoid future accidents. He emphasized that Operating Manuals on occupational safety should be updated periodically.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE in his Address said occupational safety and health is an integral part of the public sector management who employee about 14 lakh employees. He informed that Public Sector has structured safety departments and are better placed than others to overcome hazardous accidents. While citing a ILO study, he saidoccupational accidents and work related diseases cause over 2.3 million fatalities and adversely erode 4% of world GDP (2.8 trillion dollar) in terms of capital owing to occupational accidents and work related diseases.

    Mr. P.P. Mitra, Principal Adviser, Ministry of Labour & Employment informed that the Govt. of India is codifying 44 labour laws into four labour courts to make compliance easy. He emphasized the need to have a converged database to devise occupational health policy of the government. Training is an integral part of the safety culture, he added.

    Mr. Ravindra Peiris, Sr. Specialist (Employers’ Activities), ILO in his address said the government, trade unions and employers should work together to build a culture of occupational safety and health. He extended full support to SCOPE in such endeavour.

    Dr. Avneesh Singh, DG, DGFASLI said there is need to innovate and devise new steps to counter these hazards. The Workshop was attended by senior executives working in safety departments of PSEs.
  • SCOPE for Wider RTI Ambit

    Speaking in the two-days Workshop on “Management & Implementation of RTI Act, 2005” organized by SCOPE at Lucknow, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, advocated that private sector and NGOs must be brought under the ambit of RTI, not only for level playing field but also for bringing them on equitable basis under the provision of Right to Information Act which is the law of the land. Dr. Choubey also informed that there are large number of habitual seekers of clarifications under RTI for obvious interests and the same is hampering the competitiveness and productivity in public sector enterprises. Such a list of select PSU(s) has already been provided to CIC.

    Shri Jawed Usmani, U.P. State Chief Information Commissioner inaugurated the two-days workshop.
  • SCOPE for Succession Planning of Women Executives

    SCOPE organized a three-day Workshop at Lucknow on Succession Planning for Board Level Positions for senior women executives of public sector enterprises (PSEs). Mr. Ajit Seth, Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) inaugurated the Workshop in the presence of Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Dr. Geeta Rani Duppati, Professor, University of Waikato, New Zealand. On this occasion, Mr. Seth also released Special Issue of KALEIDOSCOPE on Arbitration.

    Mr. Ajit Seth, Chairman, PESB in his inaugural address said empowerment of women and gender equality are the pre-requisites for competitiveness and growth of economies.

    Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, RCF while delivering Special Address said that PSEs have emerged as role model for the career development of the women executives by providing safe and enabling environment for the women employees.
  • SCOPE Opens Southern Chapter at Bangalore

    The Southern Chapter of SCOPE was inaugurated in Bangalore by Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE in the presence of Shri Malay Chatterjee, Chairman of the Southern Chapter & CMD, KIOCL Ltd and a large number of Chief Executives of the regional PSEs.

    The Southern Region has 25 PSEs under its pool with a total investment of Rs. 31,000 Crores and turnover of Rs. 2.02 Lakh Crores during 2013-14. The profit of 18 profit making companies was Rs. 13,000 Crores. Southern Region is home to five Navratnas and 11 Miniratnas besides other PSEs. These PSEs in Southern region are contributing significantly for important segment of economy and also to sensitive areas of defense, and electronics over and above mining, petroleum etc.

    The SCOPE Chapter will take up issues and concerns of the PSEs based in the Southern Region of the country and will take it further.

    The Opening of the Chapter was followed by a Conclave of the CMDs of the Southern Region PSEs. Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Shri Malay Chatterjee, Southern Chapter Chairman & CMD, KIOCL addressed the meeting.

    The Conclave discussed various issues which are affecting the performance of PSEs. SCOPE has given emphasis on professionalization and empowerment of the Boards of PSEs, successive planning including simplification of the process of appointment of CEOs and Directors to achieve faster appointment of Independent Directors.

    Dr. U.D Choubey, DG, SCOPE highlighted the need for further reforms in Public Sectors. He informed that there are 290 Central Public Sector Enterprises having an investment of around Rupees Nine Lakh Crores by Government of India. Based on this investment, PSEs are contributing a lot for socio-economic development, which inter alia includes net profit of over Rs 1.2 Lakh Crores besides contributing about Rs 2.20 Lakh Crores to government exchequer by way of taxes, duties, etc. They are contributing significantly toward Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Social Sector. PSEs in India are transparent and well regulated in a system oriented environment. PSEs are imparting best practices in Corporate Governance.

    Dr. Choubey reaffirmed the commitment of PSEs for partnering with all development process . The SCOPE Southern Chapter Chairman and KIOCL CMD Shri Malay Chatterjee while commending all for the success of the Conclave expressed that the Chapter will play a significant role in strengthening SCOPE and contribute substantially in the Role of PSEs in nation building.
  • Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE Addresses OECD Conference at Hanoi (Vietnam)

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE was invited to speak on Public Sector Reforms in India during the 8th Asia Network on Corporate Governance of State Owned Enterprises of OECD held at Hanoi (Vietnam).

    While speaking in the Conference, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE highlighted lot of reforms which have already taken place and also suggested further reforms with regard to effective Board structure with adequate empowerment, succession planning and autonomy. Several Asian countries participated during the two days programme held at Hanoi.
  • SCOPE Advocates CAG & RTI for NGOs on CSR Spend

    Speaking at the National Round Table Conference on “CSR Feedback & Fast-forward” organized by BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said there are 33 lakh NGOs in the country. As public money in private hands is more vulnerable to hazards, NGOs should also be brought under the ambit of CAG and RTI. He said CSR is not only for regulatory compliance but is something beyond and should be taken from mind and heart. Dr. Choubey said that community relations have become the most strongest driving strategy to sustain businesses based on trust, transparency and truthfulness. He said public sector has coined parallel social vision along with Industry vision for improving brand image through CSR.
  • SCOPE's Special Issue on Fertilizer Sector Released

    Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE and CMD, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) released the Special Issue of KALEIDOSCOPE Journal on "Fertilizer Industry" in the presence of Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr. S. Venkateswar, CMD, Projects & Development India Ltd (PDIL), Capt. P.K. Kaul, Director (Marketing), National Fertilizers Ltd and a large number of senior executives of CPSEs.
  • SCOPE Advocates Faster Arbitrations

    SCOPE Forum for Conciliation & Arbitration (SFCA) organized two-day National Seminar on “Challenges in Contracts & Arbitration” which was attended by Dr. E.M. SudarsanaNatchiappan, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law & Justice and Mr. P.K. Malhotra, ILS, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice and a large number of participants from PSEs.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, DG, SCOPE in his Address expressed serious concern on large many arbitration cases in public sector enterprises affecting their bottom line. He urged for suitable amendment in Arbitration & Reconciliation Act keeping in view the cost of long time taken and exorbitant cost of Arbitral proceedings.
  • SCOPE Advocates better Project Management

    While inaugurating the National Workshop on "Totality of Project Management" here today, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE advocated digitalized Project Management to complete projects without time and cost overruns. He advocated for robust Project Management through proper planning, monitoring, and tightening of all loose ends in project execution.
  • SCOPE for Level Playing Field

    While addressing the Conference of State Chief Information Commissioners here today, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said that RTI Act 2005 has enhanced the brand image of public sector enterprises in India and abroad. The Conference was organized by Central Information Commission.

    Dr. Choubey emphasized on the level playing field between government/public sector and non-government sectors on the principle of equity especially when the listed private companies or NGOs are holding public money through shareholders and financial institutions. Dr. Choubey was of the opinion that public money in the private hands is equally bad.

    Dr. Choubey said that there are large number of habitual seekers of irrelevant clarifications under RTI which is affecting the productivity of CPSEs. He further informed that SCOPE had obtained details of the habitual information seekers from the CPSEs and the same has been provided to the august institution of CIC.
  • SCOPE for developing global leaders in PSEs

    SCOPE organized the 4th Global Leadership Programme for senior executives of public sector enterprises. IIM-Calcutta is the resource organization. Mr. A. Luikham, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises delivered the Keynote Address. Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE, Dr. U.D, Choubey, Director General, SCOPE and Prof. Sougata Ray, Professor, IIM-C and Programme Director also addressed the Opening Session.

    While delivering the Keynote Address, Mr. A. Luikham appreciated SCOPE for organizing Global Leadership Programme for developing world class leaders in public sector enterprises. He said the government has faith in the PSEs and it is very keen to make PSEs more vibrant. He further said that opportunities are immense and advised the PSE executives to sharpen their competitive edge through management development programmes.

    Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE in his address talked about the vital contribution made by PSEs towards developing the economy of the country. Mr. Rajan also announced that SCOPE will shortly organize an exclusive workshop for women executives as a part of succession planning.

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE said Global Leadership Programme is one of the most prestigious flagship programme of SCOPE. With liberalization and globalization, the PSEs have now realized the importance of innovation, organizational transformation and change mindset to promote a brand PSE, he added.

    The programme was attended by senior executives of public enterprises.
  • SCOPE Chairman Addresses 46th Session of the Indian Labour Conference

    Mr. R.G. Rajan, Chairman, SCOPE and Chairman, Council of Indian Employers was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman of Employers Group for the 46th Session of the Indian Labour Conference (ILC) which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 20th July, 2015.

    While addressing the 46th Session of the Indian Labour Conference in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr. R.G. Rajan put forth the industry’s perspective on vital issues touching upon labour, employment and social policies, critical to economic and social development of the country. Mr. Rajan appreciated the ongoing efforts to review and rationalize labour policies following NDA government’s commitment of ‘maximum governance’ with ‘minimum government’, transparency and accountability. He complimented the government for initiating necessary changes in the ‘Shram Suvidah portal’ and launching of National Career Service (NCS) Portal and launching the ESIC 2.0: Reform Initiatives of ESIC. He also welcomed the introduction of three new draft bills namely ‘Small Factories (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Services) Bill 2014, ‘Labour Code on Wages Bill, 2015’ and the Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill, 2015 by the ministry.

    Chairman, SCOPE said that the employers fully believed in universal social security which is a fundamental right. He informed that the industry is already contributing more than one fifth of an employee’s wages towards the social security. Mr. Rajan said that the laws framed mainly to cater the manufacturing sector, do not address the problems of the service sector which today accounts for 57 percent of the GDP. Mr. Rajan said the outdated and rigid nature of labour laws protects a handful of say 6-7 percent of the workforce, seriously hampering employment generation capacity of the organized sector. This forces the 10-12 million youth joining labour force every year to join informal economy, where the working conditions are pathetic and earnings are also abysmally low. Multiplicity of labour laws present operational problems in implementation and compliances that needs to be looked into, he emphasized.
  • DG, SCOPE Addresses ILO Summit at Geneva

    Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE while addressing the Plenary Session of the 104th Session of International Labour Conference in Geneva, drew the attention of the international community to the crucial issues of skill development and workers migration to combat global unemployment. He asked ILO to channelize highest resources on skill development across countries. Multilateral agreements need to be entered into for creating skill corridors to migrate skilled people across counties, he emphasized.

    Dr. Choubey was nominated as Indian Employers Delegate by the Govt. of India for the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference being held in Geneva from 1st June to 13h June 2015.

    Expressing the concern over the condition of informal sector workers, Dr. Choubey emphasized to develop two-pronged strategy to improve the working conditions through social security, skill training, safety, health and sanitation, drinking water and reviewing and restructuring institutional framework of the formal sector enterprises. Dr. Choubey mentioned that India has massive plan for internationally bench-marked skill development for which he sought the support of ILO and developed nations. He also emphasized that the policy of protectionism followed in developed countries need to be reviewed to encourage labour migration from developing countries. He stressed on the need to develop Global partnership to realize the Millennium Development Goals.

    Dr. Choubey highlighted the initiatives of the Govt. of India to ensure environmental protection, climate change and social security and labour reform. He also highlighted the initiatives on rural employability through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

    Ten days ILO Summit had representatives from workers, employers and government from more than 100 member countries in Geneva.
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