Vol. 4 Issue 1
We've stepped into 2014 and I'm sure each one of us would have made new resolutions, some to keep
and some to break, including some in our respective fields of work. The New Year was welcomed
differently in different parts of the world - North America and UK witnessed peculiar natural phenomena
at the beginning of the year. While the Polar Vortex is making parts of North America compete with Mars,
recording lowest temperatures in centuries, across the Atlantic 30 ft. odd waves have been battering the
coasts of UK. However, back home it was a moment to cheer with India emerging as a key space capable
nation with only three others to give us company. We also saw an interesting 'first of a kind' political
development with the emergence of a new political party and a new Chief Minister for the capital state.
2014 is destined to bring even greater change in the political ecosystem of the country with General
Elections unfolding in a few months’ time. Hope 2014 brings with it a more economically successful and
vibrant year than the year gone by.
Come January and we gear up to participate in the most awaited event of the year - The Foundation Day.
This year the 148th Foundation Day will be celebrated across locations on 2nd February 2014. Our hearts
are filled with immense pride and joy as this day reminds us of our great heritage and the fact that our
Company has stood the test of time, and emerged as a leading business house of the country.
Preparations have begun at all locations in full swing and we are confident of enjoying a fun filled show
with our colleagues and families.
As always please do not hesitate to send your feedback, suggestions and contributions to me at
Bloom wishes you and your families a very happy, prosperous and healthy 2014!
Top Management Meet
The Top Management Meet was held at Tolly Club in Kolkata on 20th and 21st December 2013.
SBU:LI organized a Customer Meet on 6 th December 2013 at GRT Grand Hotel in Chennai. The event was
organised for an interaction with the trade, to appreciate their concerns and suggestions for further
improvement. Key officials from the Shipping lines, NVOCCs, Importers and Exporters had gathered in
large numbers and the response was very good.
With the advent of the New
Year, Budget Meetings were
held across SBUs and other
functions. In photo is a
glimpse of a budget meeting
being held in the Conference
Administrative Building of
G&L – Silvassa. This was the
first meeting held in this new
On 25th December, the New Administrative Office Building at IP-Asaoti was inaugurated by Mr. Anand Dayal,
Director [Manufacturing Businesses]. On this occasion a plantation program was also organized.
As part of its continuous branding efforts, G&L –Kolkata was one of the sponsors of the Jamini Mela
organized to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the famous painter Jamini Roy. It also sponsored
a cultural programme organized by Acharya Jayanta Bose at Kalamandir.
A free Health Check-up Camp for all employees was organised at HO, Kolkata on 11th December, at CFS
and W&D, Kolkata on 24th December 2013, at G&L, Kolkata on 3rd January and IP, Kolkata on 8th January
2014. In photo are glimpses of the camp held at HO, Kolkata.
Around Christmas, a "Secret Santa" celebration was organised at the Tours & Travel Office in Mumbai. All
the employees including the outsourced staff participated with much enthusiasm. Participants were truly
delighted to receive their "Secret Santa" gifts that were chosen keeping in mind their personalities.
BL participates in AIMA HR Quiz
Mr. Abhilash Ramaria, Asst. Manager [HR] - CFS Mumbai and Mr. Aniket Preetish, Asst. Manager [HR] Silvassa formed a team to represent the Company at the inaugural HR Quiz competition ‘Shakti’ organized
by AIMA. The team answered some truly tough questions and won attractive prizes in the regional round
held at Mumbai on 19th December 2013. It was a good platform for the duo to interact with HR
professionals from the industry, and they were grateful for the opportunity given to them.
HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) Corner
CHEMICAL HYGIENE & ITS RISK CATEGORIZATION:
Many chemicals are routinely handled in the laboratory. The hazardous nature of a chemical depends not
only on what it is, but also on how it is handled. In determining the hazardous nature of a chemical, please
consider the characteristics of the chemical. Most chemicals fall into one of four categories:
IGNITABLE - a chemical with a flashpoint of less than 140°F
CORROSIVE - a chemical with pH less than 2 or greater than 12.5 (i.e. strong acid and bases)
REACTIVE - a chemical that is explosive, shock sensitive, reacts to produce heat, light or toxic products or
combines violently with air or water
TOXIC - a chemical that has an adverse effect on organisms in relatively low doses or small quantities
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) system utilizes a diamond diagram, divided into four color
1. Blue for health hazard
2. Red for fire hazard
3. Yellow for reactivity hazard
4. White for other hazard information
Within each section, a number ranks the degree of hazard:
4 means extreme hazard; 3 means serious hazard; 2 means moderate hazard; 1 means slight hazard; 0
means no or minimal hazard;
The white section alerts the user to special hazards the material may possess, such as:
water reactivity; strong oxidizer Ox; corrosivity; radioactivity; Poison.
Mr. HK Bhoklay, Executive Director
[Corporate Affairs] handed over water
backpacks to beneficiaries at Thayong
village, Manipur on 12th December 2013.
The function was organized by ANMA
Integrated Village Development Agency
(AIDA), the implementation partner of BL
distribution of water backpacks in the
On 26th December 2013, Mr. Satyabrata
Sahu, Joint secretary & Director, Rajiv
Gandhi Drinking Water Mission, New Delhi
along with Mr. HK Bhoklay, Executive
Director [Corporate Affairs] gave away
Titlagarh in Bhubaneswar in a function
organized by BL’s implementation partner
धना – दद बर 2013 / Personnel Information – December 2013
पदोन्नति / Promotion
श्री अरव द स ह की पदोन्नति ाखाख ्रबंधकक [टी&टी], टी&टी – लानऊ क रूप में हुई ।
Mr. Arvind Singh has been promoted as Branch Manager [T&T], T&T - Lucknow.
श्री गोपाल दा
की पदोन्नति कतन्
धिककखी ी [जीडी & ी खभख], क्षेत्रीय मख.सध. – प.क्षे. क रूप में हुई ।
Mr. Gopal Das has been promoted as Junior Officer [GD & OL], Regional HR - ER.
ंकखई एवध भवव्य में पपकी सललि ख की कखमनख की ि े ह ।
Congratulations and wish you all the best in your new role!
स्थानान्िरण / Transfer
श्री श्यामल ल षोच धुररी, कतन्
धिककखी ी [सखििववक], पी ओएलएस – कोलकखि ख को जी&एल – कोलकखि ख में कतन्
धिककखी ी [सखििववक] क रूप में स्थखनखधि ती ि यकयख ायख ह। ।
Mr. Shyamal Ghosh Chowdhury, Junior Officer [Secretarial], ROFS - Kolkata has been transferred to
G&L - Kolkata as Junior Officer [Secretarial].
श्री कमल लेश कमल ार लादे र, ्रबंधकक [तनमखाण], पईपी – धसौटी को एिटीपी – ि लोजख में ्रबंधकक [तनमखाण] क रूप में
स्थखनखधि ती ि यकयख ायख ह। ।
Mr. Kamlesh Kumar Lader, Manager [Manufacturing], IP - Asaoti has been transferred to HTP - Taloja as
पपको नए कखयाभखी की ाुभकखमनखधए।
Wish you all the best in your new role!
व दाई / Farewell
जीबन रर, वती ्
पपख्यक्ष [पती सधपत्ति यत्ति की ण & ववाेष धसखइनमें ट], कखपोी े ट कखयखालय – कोलकखि ख 30 वषों
की सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31 ददसम्ंी को सेवखतनवति हो ाएध ।
Mr. Sanjiban Dhar, Senior Vice President [Asset Rationalization & Special Assignment], Corporate Office Kolkata retired on 31st December after successfully completing 30 years of service.
श्री पोन्न्नआ थिंगप्पा ना र, सह-पपख्यक्ष [एिएसई], िेन्नई 00 वषों की सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31 ददसम्ंी को
सेवखतनवति हो ाएध ।
Mr. Ponniah Thangappa Nadar, Associate Vice President [HSE], Chennai retired on 31st December after
successfully completing 20 years of service.
ाहू, मख्य ्रबंधकक [वखणणत्ययक] – ई&पी, इधजीतनयती धा & पती योजनख ्रबभखा – कोलकखि ख 07 वषों की
सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31 ददसम्ंी को सेवखतनवति हो ाएध ।
Mr. Suprakash Sahoo, Chief Manager [Commercial] - E&P, Engineering & Projects Department - Kolkata
retired on 31st December after successfully completing 27 years of service.
क शामल ी, ्रबंधकक [पयाटन & यखत्रख], टी&टी – ददल्ली 35 वषों की सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31 ददसम्ंी को
सेवखतनवति हो ाएध ।
Mr. S K Shami, Manager [Tours & Travel], T&T - Delhi retired on 31st December after successfully
completing 35 years of service.
श्री रमल ेश ए
कधन, पप ्रबंधकक [समद्री], एलएस – मंई 31 वषों की सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31 ददसम्ंी को
सेवखतनवति हो ाएध ।
Mr. Ramesh S Kanchan, Deputy Manager [Ocean], LS - Mumbai retired on 31st December after
successfully completing 31 years of service.
ोमल नाथ धटजी, पप ्रबंधकक [एससीएम], जी&एल – कोलकखि ख 33 वषों की सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31
ददसम्ंी को सेवखतनवति हो ाएध ।
Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, Deputy Manager [SCM], G&L - Kolkata retired on 31st December after
successfully completing 33 years of service.
श्रीमल िी ऐनेट जे आर नोरोन्हा, तनदे ाक ववति क कखयापखलक सििव, कखपोी े ट कखयखालय – कोलकखि ख
06 एवध ½ वषों की
सललि खपवक सेवखएध सधपणा की 31 ददसम्ंी को सेवखतनवति हो ाईं ।
Ms. Annette J R Noronha, Executive Secretary of Director Finance, Corporate Office - Kolkata retired on
31st December after successfully completing 26 and 1/2 years of service.
हम पपक भवव्य की मधालमय कखमनख की ि े ह ।
We wish you all the best in your future life.
दस्य / New Member
श्री गोपाल दा
की तनयत्ति 9 ददसम्ंी , 0013 को जी&एल, ससलवखसख में कतन्
धिककखी ी [लेाख & ववति ] क रूप में
Mr. Gopal Das joined G&L, Silvassa as Junior Officer [Accounts & Finance] on 9th December, 2013.
कमल ार एमल की तनयत्ति 9 ददसम्ंी , 0013 को पईपी, धसौटी में कतन्
रूप में हुई ।
धिककखी ी [इलेत्तिकल/इलेतिॉतनतस] क
Mr. Siva Kumar M joined IP, Asaoti as Junior Officer [Electrical/Electronics] on 9th December, 2013.
श्री प्रोज्ज ल षोराई की तनयत्ति 16 ददसम्ंी , 0013 को जी&एल, कोलकखि ख में धिककखी ी [औद्योिाक ववपणन] क रूप
में हुई ।
Mr. Projjwal Ghorai joined G&L, Kolkata as Officer [Industrial Marketing] on 16th December, 2013.
श्री रजि कमल ार
ाहू की तनयत्ति 16 ददसम्ंी , 0013 को जी&एल, ससलवखसख में कतन्
धिककखी ी [पतपखदन] क रूप में
Mr. Rajat Kumar Sahoo joined G&L, Silvassa as Junior Officer [Production] on 16th December, 2013.
श्री नीलेश मल हादे रा
रूप में हुई ।
पाटे की तनयत्ति 00 ददसम्ंी , 0013 को जी&एल, िेन्नई में पप ्रबंधकक [औद्योिाक ववपणन] क
Mr. Nilesh Mahadeorao Sapate joined G&L, Chennai as Deputy Manager [Industrial Marketing] on 20th
श्रीमल िी शसमल िला बमल िन की तनयत्ति 03 ददसम्ंी , 0013 को जी&एल, कोलकखि ख में मख्य ्रबंधकक [ि कनीकी सेवख &
ओईएम ऑयल] क रूप में हुई ।
Ms. Sharmila Barman joined G&L, Kolkata as Chief Manager [Technical Service & OEM Oil] on 23rd
ंखमी लॉी ी पती वखी में पपकख स्वखाि ह। एवध पपलोाक को हखददाक ाुभकखमनखएध ।
Welcome you to the Balmer Lawrie family and wish you all the best!