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Himachal In Focus Nov 09


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Newsletter of CII Himachal Pradesh State Office

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Himachal In Focus Nov 09

  1. 1. u CII D ELEGATION MEETS UNION M INISTER FOR ISSUE 4 VOLUME 3 2009 S TEEL... .........................1 u T OWARDS INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ...........2 u CORPORATE S OCIAL Himachal in focus RESPONSIBILITY ..............4 “SUSTAINING GROWTH FOR TOMORROW” CII delegation called on Mr Virbhadra Singh, Union Minister for Steel on 24th September at New Delhi. Steel depot for Himachal Pradesh CII Delegation with Mr Virbhadra Singh Himachal Pradesh has attracted many forging and engineering • Buying steel from outside the State incurs huge loss of units in the last few years. As a result the consumption and time and effort demand for steel has increased manifold. • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)/ SAIL fix quota for Approximately 50,000 tones of steel is being consumed by the each State where they have their own depots and only industry in the state very year. Besides this various Govern- surplus is given to other States ment projects and hydro power projects are also consuming To discuss these issues of concern, Hon’ble minister has steel in bulk. promised to extend his full support and asked CII to identify the However, the industry in Himachal Pradesh is facing number of suitable venue to set up this depot in consultation with RINL or challenges and problems as there is no steel depot within the SAIL. state: A meeting with Mr Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary (Steel) , Govern- • The Industry has to go out of state to neighbouring states ment of India has been fixed under the Chairmanship of Chief for buying steel which directly adds to the logistics cost Secretary, Himachal Pradesh to discuss the possibilities of set- • Industry has to pay 2% more in terms of Sales tax while ting up of secondary steel units by Central PSUs 30th Novem- buying steel from outside state ber 2009. • Preference is given to the buyers belonging to the State, as a result of this it becomes very tough sometimes to get the required quantity of Steel for entrepreneurs based in Himachal
  2. 2. CII Manufacturing S MART Technology Study LEARNING : Mission Experience vs. Industry stalwarts interact and share Theory Manufacturing Technology Best Practices with CII Delegation To enhance the competitiveness of the MSME practices being followed by them in the areas of sector by sharing the best practices in the field manufacturing and technology and all were of manufacturing and technology, CII Himachal “Cluster approach is a handful of appre- Pradesh State Council organised a two day neighbourhood phenomena ciation to the clus- Study Mission to industries based in Ludhiana where one learn from the ter approach of CII. Sharing of best practices is the on 8-9 September 2009 others by sharing the best best way to learn in an indus- practices”. trial outfit. Thus, to be in lead CII Mission visited four companies namely G S S K Rai, MD, Hero cycles ltd with the global players, Indian Auto International Ltd, Bhogal Pvt Ltd, Hero Cycles Ltd and Eastman Caste & Forge Ltd. industries need to be at par Detailed presentations were made by the repre- with the global giants in the sentatives of all the companies on the best sphere of manufacturing and technology Competitiveness through CII Himachal Pradesh Innovative HR Practices State organized Seminar on Competi- a tiveness through Inno- vative HR Practices on 9 October 2009 at Baddi. Addressing the delegates in the seminar, Mr B R Verma, Labour Commissioner, Government of Himachal Pradesh stated that efforts are being made by the State Government to enhance the employ- ability of the state youth and provide good working environment through various poli- cies and schemes, and for achieving the motives, industry is also requested to work “Changing the mindset of the Himachali youth in accordance with the State Government. through various innovative human resource practices is the need of the hour and will also Mr D L Sharma, Chairman, HR & IR Sub Committee of CII Northern Region lead to more socially and economically stable “Human Resources are considered to be the presenting the theme address was of the state” greatest resources and assets for any or- view that innovative HR practices build Mr Anil Sehgal, Chairman, CII Himachal ganization which leads to the attainment of competencies and capabilities for superior Pradesh State Council organizational objectives and proper utiliza- and winning performances today and si- tion of these resources through new and multaneously create long term fertility for innovative HR practices is the need of the innovation of business ideas and strate- hour in the present day scenario of global- gies for future. He also emphasized that ization in order to survive and excel” HR manager needs to play a proactive role in cultural integration & organization Krishan Kapoor, Hon’ble Minister for In- transformation and for this attention needs dustries and Labour & Employment to be paid to create a pool of talent whose services can be shared. Deliberations and presentations were made by various speakers from Godrej, Quark Media, Cadbury, Maruti Suzuki, TVS Motors, Dr Reddy Labs, Raychem RPG.
  3. 3. Developing Supervisory skills Well Knit & Competitive Workforce Criti- cal to Build Achieving Organisations Col Amar Bindra, Faculty for the workshop shared, how Enhancing the productivity lev- els of the associates/workforce through in- puts is the responsibility of supervisors, es- tablishing a sense of belongingness in them towards their organisation and aligning them with the goals of the organization, thereby building an achieving For supervisors across the organisation People are the core of any world it is essential to lead by business; they have the CII Himachal Pradesh State Council Dwelling at length Col power to build stronger organized a one day Workshop on How example to become a true Bindra said that it is successful organisations. to Develop Supervisory Skills on leader Well-knit and cohesive indispensable for su- 20 November 2009. COL AMAR BINDRA pervisors to facilitate workforce is the essence change in the behav- of a competitive organiza- During the day long interactive work- shop the delegates were divided into groups and iour in a positive and constructive way to be tion. This was the key further these groups shared their view points on able to make them -selves more effective at takeaway at the Workshop different aspects of the supervisory skills that workplace and finally at the end of the day to well attended by industry should be inculcated for achieving organizational be able to bring excellence in achieving representatives. aims and objectives. The workshop proved to be a functional/departmental goals set by the very good tool for learning. organisations Issue Tracker F OR MEMBER ’ S I NFORMATION : Outstanding Entreprenurship Electronic Data Interchange System Failure at IG International Airport – Resolved Award It is noteworthy that exporters of the region faced difficulties due to repeated failures of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) system at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Due to this there was : • Huge delay in shipments as these are being cleared manually • Exporters are forced to forego export benefits to ensure fulfill- ment of their promises to the clients • Due to delay in shipments exporters are facing a decline in further export orders • Image of India as a serious exporting nation is also suffering due to cut throat competition in the international markets. In this context representations were made to Union Finance Minis- Shivalik containers Pvt Ltd, Kala Amb has been awarded ter as well as Union Commerce and Industry Minister with copies to DGFT and CBEC. the NATIONAL AWARD 2008 for Outstanding Entrepre- neurship in Micro & Small Enterprises. As a result of CII ’s efforts , the issue has been resolved and it was also assured that a high tech server will be installed at the Special Recognition award was given by Shri Dinsha airport to make the process more efficient Patel, Minister of State for MSME on 28th August 2009 at Vigyan Bhavan , New Delhi. Shivalik containers Pvt Ltd has excelled in the corrugation industry in India with the latest technology for manufactur- ing of quality boxes for industrial & horticulture.
  4. 4. P&G ADOPTS CII Himachal Pradesh State Council recog- SCHOOL nized the need for Government, Industry and FMCG Giant adopts a school in Himachal Community across the state to work in Pradesh as part of its CSR initiative “Bhagidari” in rural areas of Himachal Pradesh. Under this campaign, 4 CII Member Under the first phase of organized by Proctor & companies Colgate Palmolive India Ltd, the project new toilet Gamble Ltd wherein Mrs Proctor & Gamble Consumer Products Ltd, blocks, a new school Mamta Chaudhary, Ind Sphinx Precision Ltd and Shivalik Solid gate and drinking water CEO, BBNDA was the Waste Management Ltd have adopted 4 vil- tank has been con- Chief Guest. lages near their industrial areas in Himachal structed. Looking from Pradesh. The main focus for adoption of the security point of Other dignitaries present these villages is to develop the basic ameni- view, the height of the during the function were Proctor & Gamble Consumer ties in these villages boundary walls of the Mr Madhav Rao - Plant Products Ltd. started a school school has also been Head, P&G Baddi, Mr development project in Lodhima- increased under this Aashish Dubey - GR jra village (Manpura). P & G iden- project. Head, India P&G, tified an NGO “Saral” for the exe- Mrs Sonali Roychaud- cution of project. NGO worked The newly constructed hary - HR Head India, with the Village Panchayat, Vil- infrastructure in the P&G and Mr Rajender lage Education Committee, Par- school premises were Guleria, Past Chairman, ent Teacher’s Association and handed over to the CII Himachal Pradesh School authorities to identify the school administration in State Council. key priorities and has completed a function the first phase of this project ACC Gagal Cement Works goes Green For almost 50 years corpo- HR Block” which is a single of natural light. rate have been remodeling storied building spread over • Open office plan with their offices to improve the 250 sq. meters and is now low height partitions. aesthetics, increase space, green and hi-tech. The • Integrated building make the office more em- structure is modernised management system – ployee-friendly or to raise completely, including added centralised fire-alarm the quality of work life. features of access control, system intelligent lighting, • Use of materials with The 21st century is a wake state-of-the-art office equip- high percentage of re- up call to go “Green” and ment, modular furniture, and cycled content (All the everyone is now interested well equipped conference partitions, workstations in reducing their carbon foot room and workstations. and furniture is made of prints and retrofitting their Bagasee Boards) offices. Following are the Energy saving and Water saving Water-saving features Green is the new mantra of features of the building: corporate India and we Energy-saving green fea- • Native and adaptive (Gagal Cement Works) as a tures landscapes part of India’s cement major • Capturing maximum • Harvesting rainwater ACC Ltd converted our daylight with large win- for gardening and other “Time Office” building into dows – double-glazed use. “OHS & units which allows 47%
  5. 5. Seminar on Industrial Safety Management Industrial safety is important issue as It is proven and increasingly believed that Workshop on Climate Change 'Safer' work environment increases worker productivity. But still this issue is & Carbon Markets generally neglected or given least impor- tance by most organizations till date. CII Himachal Pradesh State is organizing a workshop on Cli- mate Change & Carbon Market: Challenges and Opportuni- With this objective in mind, CII Himachal ties on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 from 1000 hrs registra- Pradesh State Council in association tion to 1330 hrs followed by lunch at Hotel Gianz, Baddi. with Department of Labour and Employ- ment, Government of Himachal Pradesh The purpose of the workshop is to generate awareness amongst is organising a one day Seminar on industry about the Clean Development Mechanism (Carbon Cred- Industrial Safety Management on Fri- its) with an objective to enable participants to identify the in house day, 4 December 2009 at Hotel Gianz, projects with the potential to generate Carbon Credits. This prac- Baddi, Himachal Pradesh. tice will not only bring a financial incentive to the project proponent but will also be a tool to scale up this practice which will add to the noble cause of preventing Global Warming. It also elabo- rates on the potential benefits they can gain in terms of carbon Awareness Session credit revenues as well as implementing projects leading to sustainable clean development. on Gearing For Goods & Service Workshop on The proposed introduction of Goods and Autonomous Maintenance Services Tax (GST) regime from April 2010 is Autonomous maintenance is a team -based approach to mainte- expected to bring about a fundamental nance activities and part of a total productive maintenance (TPM) overhaul of the Indian Indirect tax regime, process. The process is a partnership between operators, mainte- aligning it nance technicians, engineers and leaders in the operation and with the global standards . Against this maintenance of the equipment. The goal of autonomous main- backdrop, , CII Himachal Pradesh State tenance is to prepare operators to do some equipment care Council is organizing an Awareness independently of the maintenance staff. Session on Gearing for Goods & Ser- vice Tax on 10 December 2009 at Hotel Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a one day Gianz, Bagbania, Baddi – Nalagarh Workshop on Autonomous Maintenance on Monday, 21 Road, NH 21-A, Baddi December 2009 from 0930 hrs – 1700 hrs at Hotel Windsmoor, Sector 2, Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh. Contact Us Ms Neeta Chauhan Mr Vinod Dhiman CII Shimla Office Head-CII Himachal Pradesh State C/o Directorate of Industries Confederation of Indian Industry Room No. 105, 1st floor Sector 31-A, Chandigarh-160030, Udyog Bhawan, Bemloe, Shimla-171001 T: 0172-6515505(D), 2605868, 2607228 Telefax: 0177-2654323 F: 0172-2606259, 2614974 Email: Email: Web: Membership Helpline Service CALL 00-91-11-435-46244 or 00-91-99104-46244 Toll Free 1800 -103-1244 0900-1715 hrs on all working days, including Saturdays