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PNGI HR Awards Ceremony

1st PNGI, excellence, HR, Awards, Gurgaon

The glittering 1st HR excellence award ceremony was solemnized on Nov 18, 2018 at Hotel Fortune Excalibur, Gurgaon, Haryana.
PNGI successfully organized its 1st HR Excellence Award ceremony on 18thNovember, 2018. The event was flagged off with a panel discussion on “Employee relations strategy for sustainable business growth 2018”.

Eminent speakers who shared their views included –
1. Advocate Kaushal Madan (Sr. Labour Lawyer)
2. Mr. Ratan Agrawal (Past Chairperson-PNGI, SR.G.M & Head HR, Hero Moto Corp, Gurgaon)
3. Mrs. Ibha Lal (V.P-HR, Lumax)
4. Mr.Pradyumna Pandey (V.P-HR, J.K.Tyre)
5. Mr. Dharam Rakshit. (V.P-Rewari chapter of PNGI, Head HR-Hero Moto Corp, Dharuhera plant)

The session was moderated by Mr. Abhay Kapoor (Sr.HR Leader North India, Amazon). Experts shared and advised that long term and sustainable success of any industry depends on adequate HR Policies and its best practices coupled with healthy connect with all its employees, internal and external stakeholders. HR professionals must be courageous and face any unpleasant situations and should not be only a yes man.

Respecting, listening and resolving employees’ issues with care and concern, being fair and having a positive approach so that each employee feels the pulse of organization. This will ensure a wow experience for all employees. Blue collared people are also to be respected and allowed to put forth their views to ensure inclusivity and contribute to the work culture. Dissatisfied employees must be turned to delighted employees. Employees connect, dialogue, grievance handling, negotiating and influencing plays an important role here.

Chief Guest of the opening ceremony, Mr Raj Nehru, VC of Vishvakarma Skill University, Gurgaon graced the occasion with his benign presence and presented the key note address. He emphasized on creating employability among young people and ensuring quality supply to industries on their demand.

Chief Guest of closing ceremony, Mr.S.Y.Siddiqui-Mentor PNGI & Advisor Maruti Suzuki concluded the session with a message “that each successful HR must be good human being first and must have a fair connect with their employees and other stake holders. It is the responsibility of HR people to convince the employer on maintaining the fair, basic and welfare amenities for its employees who ultimately give the desired output and success. Our approach must be fair, firm, pro-employees and with the right business perspective.

To acknowledge the long and impactful contribution towards society and to do justice to the profession PNGI governing council members bestowed upon “LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD” to three eminent HR and IR professionals:

  • Mr SY Siddiqui, – Mentor PNGI, Advisor-MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA Ltd
  • Dr.Aquil Busrai- Mentor PNGI, CEO-Aquil Busrai Consulting
  • Mr.Harbhajan Singh – Mentor PNGI, Whole Time Director – HR , IR & General Affairs, HONDA Two Wheeler Division.

All three gentlemen were overwhelmed and showed their deep gratitude for this coveted award.
It was a special moment for all PNGI members and other attendees as they have achieved a milestone today by successfully executing the HR Excellence Awards ceremony.

In total, 32 teams participated in the organization category and 8 in the individual category.
Out of 40 teams, 8 teams were rejected in pre-assessment round and 10 teams in jury round.
Remaining 22 teams were awarded in the award ceremony.

The participation categories were:

  1. Learning and development
  2. Talent management
  3. Industrial relation strategy
  4. Best practices in digitalization
Organization Category

Learning and Development: Mahle Anand Filter system won in the Par Excellence and Roop Automotives Limited won in the Excellence and Honda Car (Greater Noida) won in the Merit category.

Talent Management: Hero Moto Corp, Dharuhera won in Par Excellence and Eicher-Engine Division (Tafe Motors & Tractors Ltd) won in Excellence and Talbross Automotive Faridabad won in the Merit category.

Industrial Relation Strategy: Cavendish (Group Company of J.K.Tyre) won in Par Excellence, Maruti Suzuki (Power Train) and Hero Moto Corp (Neemrana) in Excellence and Subros Limited (Manesar) won in Merit

Individual Category
  • Learning and development: Mr. Prashant Bhardwaj from Bata India won Par Excellence
  • Talent management: Mr. Vijender Mishra from Soft Vision won Par Excellence
  • Industrial relation strategy: Mr. Pankaj Pujari, Strategy Consultant

Jury Members
  1. A.D.Burman – AVP(HR), Maruti Suzuki
  2. G.P.Rao – Sr. HR Professional, Founder Good People Relations
  3. Gayatri Florence – Ex V.P – HR Sona BLW
  4. Aquil Busrai – CEO,  Aquil Busrai Consulting
  5. Pooja Mallik – Group Head HR– DMI Finance
  6. Ratan Aggrawal – Sr. GM HR & IR Hero Motor Corp, Gurgaon
  7. R.Dabas – Sr. HR Professional
  8. Anadi Sinha – President & Group, Head (HR),UNo Minda Gujarat
  9. Alfons Madoc. – Head HR, Australian High Commission India

All above members have contributed towards articulation, categorization of award, setting evaluation criteria, they have brainstormed and exchange their opinion to reach common consensus on award competition, judging the presentation by viewing and interacting with presenters and finally evaluating with unbiased approach to give a fair result. PNGI deeply acknowledges their whole-hearted contribution and guiding to shape up this competition in a professional and candid manner.

The Journey…

August- 2018: Meetings (Decided criteria, categories, venue, date of event)

 September-2018: Invitations were sent to leading companies and individuals 

October 2018: Pre-assessment round

  1. Anshu Mehra – G.M, H.R, Talbross Automotive Components Ltd.
  2. A.K Tripathi – G.M, P&A, Munjal Showa
  3. Rajneesh Tripathi – DGM, HR, EMC Ltd.
  4. Pradeep Hatgaonkar – G.M, H.R, Keihin Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Prem Prakash – DGM, H.R & E.R, Hindware
  6. B.B Sharma – Sr.Manager, H.R, AutoFit
  7. Vikram, IILM
  8. Kaushik Chatterjee – G.M, H.R
  9. Suresh Dwivedi – G.M, H.R, Eicher Engines
  10. Rajesh Diwan – Advisor, ELSINA
  11. Altaf-Director, H.R, Whirlpool

40 entries were received; all presentations were assessed by experienced HR professionals. PNGI also acknowledges their valuable contribution and time taken to assess the presentations and suggest suitable changes to enable participating organizations to become competitive. After thorough screening of applications based on the criteria, 30 applicants were shortlisted and invited for presenting before the jury.

November 2018

Jury round: On 17th November 2018 the jury decided the winners in all the categories.

Awards Ceremony: 18th November: Awards ceremony

The ceremony was sponsored by Honda, Maruti, Hero, Eicher Engine (Tafe Motor and Tafe Tractors Ltd) and Ohso Sweets

Final thanks to the governing body, award committee, jury members, Mr.Salil Lal (Chairperson-PNGI, Head HR, Car Plant Maruti Suzuki), Mr.D.K.Mehta (Vice Chairperson-PNGI, V.P-Operation Roop Polymer) the whole team of PNGI who have worked with passion and dedication since last 3-4 month to make this award ceremony a grand success.


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Thanks to team PNGI who have have organised such a meaningful event on real employee relations starategy for sustainable growth of employees & business & to create healthy work environment.
Proud to be a part of this most success event.
Many thanks to all its membes, participants, mentors, sponsors & contributors.
Keep it up & hats off to Ashfaque Sb, Mrs & Mr Salil Sir, Ratan Sir, SY Siddiqui Sir, Aquil Busrai Sir, & Mr Raj Nehru & team for enlighting the best HR IR practices & must have values in an good HR person.
Thanks a ton & keep it up….