Report by OD bureau; New Delhi: Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur, was conferred with the Prime Ministerís Trophy here today for the best performing Integrated Steel plant in the country during the performance year 2008 - 2009 and Certificate of Excellence for 2009 Ė 2010. In recognition of its outstanding performance, the Prime Minister's Trophy was presented by the Honíble Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, to Mr H M Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel.
After accepting the award on behalf of the Company, Mr Nerurkar said: "We are delighted to receive this coveted recognition. Tata Steelís Indian operations are one of the most robust in the global steel industry. It has been our endeavour to achieve international standards of efficiency, quality, economy and sustainability in our operations. This award will greatly motivate us to create higher benchmarks in the steel industry and excel in all our endeavors."
The Company went through three rounds of rigorous assessment, adjudged by a panel of distinguished judges. The enthusiasm and involvement of its employees was highly appreciated by the panel of judges for the Prime Ministerís Trophy. This reaffirmed the belief that Tata Steel possessed a skilled workforce that has a will to excel.
Mr. P.N. Singh, President, Tata Works Union expressed his happiness on the occasion. "It's a proud moment for the Company. This award recognizes the efforts put in by our employees who work day and night to make the management's vision a reality. We would like to thank our employees for all their good wishes at this moment", he said.
Beni Prasad Verma, Union Steel Minister was happy to make the announcement and said ďThe Prime Minister Trophy for the year 2009-2010 is being presented to Tata Steel Ltd. Tata Steel is getting this prestigious award for the sixth time. I take this opportunity to congratulate the workforce and the management of Tata Steel Ltd on their magnificent performance.Ē
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on expressing his happiness at the award ceremony & said ďCongratulations to Tata Steel who has won the Prime Ministerís trophy. Wish the steel industry all the best.Ē
DRS Chaudhary Secretary, Ministry of Steel congratulated Tata Steel, ďReceiving the trophy is a matter of great pride. Congratulations to Tata Steel.Ē
Tata Steel is among the worldís lowest cost producers of steel, and one of the few steel companies globally that is EVA+. The Prime Ministerís Trophy for the Best Integrated Steel Plant was earlier awarded to Tata Steel for the years 1994-95, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02.
As per the provision of Prime Ministerís Trophy Scheme, any company having won the Prime Ministerís Trophy in two successive years receives the trophy in the first year and a Certificate of Excellence for the next year. Therefore, Tata Steel will be receiving the Prime Ministerís Trophy for 2008-09 and the Certificate of Excellence for 2009-10.