Bhubaneswar: 24/04/2015: The 20th All Odisha Quality Circle Convention, organized by NALCO on April 22 and 23, at Nalco Nagar, Bhubaneswar has come to an end. The QC Convention is being organized by NALCO since 1996.
On the concluding day, Shri Ansuman Das, Chairman-cum-Managing Director was the chief guest and handed over prizes to the winning teams. In his inspiring address, he advised all the participating teams to take quality movement to further heights in the State & to create a knowledge bank of all improvement projects, for dissemination of knowledge. Prof. (Dr.) Sadananda Sahu, Professor, IIT, Bhubaneswar delivered the keynote address and appreciated the efforts of NALCO in propagating the culture of innovation by promoting TQM movement in the State.
The NALCO Trophy and Gold Plaque, was won by Quality Circle ‘CHEMSPIRIT’ of NTPC, TSTPS-Kaniha, while Quality Circle ‘SANKALP’ of OCL India emerged as the Runners-up and won the Silver Plaque. In the competition amongst TPM Circles, ‘EM-UNBRAKO’ of Tata Steel, Joda was the Winner and won the Gold Plaque, while ‘EUREKA’ of Balasore Alloys, Balgopalpur was Runners-up winning the Silver Plaque. TPM Circle ‘SAMBHAV’ of Tata Sponge Iron, Quality Circles ‘SYNERGY’ of NALCO, ‘SANJEEVANI’ of Rourkela Steel Plant and ‘QC-01’ of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. were awarded the prizes for Meritorious Performance. Special Prizes for Best Analysis, Best Process Focus, Best Effectiveness & Result, Best Learning Experience and Best Team Presentation were won respectively by Quality Circles ‘PRAYAS’ of NTPC-TTPS, Talcher, ‘SAARTHI’ of NALCO-CPP, ‘AVENGERS’ of Sesa Sterlite, ‘FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE’ of TRL Krosaki Refractories and ‘LAXMI’ of NTPC-TSTPS, Kaniha.
Earlier, on April 22, Shri N.R. Mohanty, Director(P&T), NALCO inaugurated the convention. Altogether, 16 organizations participated in this Convention through 26 Quality Circles and 5 TPMs from and presented their case studies. Shri S.C. Padhy, Director (HR), Shri K.C. Samal, Director(Finance), Ms Soma Mondal, Director (Commercial), Shri V. Balasubramanyam, Director(Production) and Shri S.K. Roy, Executive Director(Production) were also present on the occasion as the guests of honour.
In the concluding session, Shri S.C. Padhy, Director (HR), Ms Soma Mondal, Director (Commercial), Shri V. Balasubramanyam, Director(Production) and Shri S.K. Roy, Executive Director(Production) also felicitated other winners.