Dehradun, September 12
Organisations cannot grow without the contribution of manpower which is an important source, said V Pandhi, Executive Director, BHEL, Haridwar.
He was chairing a valedictory session of the Uttarakhand Preliminaries of the 25th Quality Control Circle Competition 2012 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry held here today. Highlighting the contribution of quality circles in the success of the BHEL, Pandhi said the BHEL had been a pioneer in this field and initiated circles in 1982.
He said efforts were made continuously by the BHEL to take forward the quality movement and the BHEL Haridwar had 395 quality circles. Pandhi also appreciated the CII efforts in taking forward the quality movement. He gave away the trophies to the winning teams. An innovative team from Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd, Haridwar won the trophy.
The Horizon team from Bharat Electronics Ltd, Ghaziabad, emerged as the 1st runner-up followed by the Nai Disha team from Secure Meters, Solan, as the 2nd runner-up. The first two teams will now participate in the regional final.
Explaining the importance of quality circles, Sandeep Jain, vice-chairman, CII Uttarakhand State Council, said circle teams played a very important role in
involving a cross section of employees in any organisation for improving quality.
He further mentioned that quality should be seen in a holistic perspective, which implies development of skills, productivity and quality of four aspects, man, machine, method and product through cumulative process of training, work experience, brain-storming sessions and active participation.
The quality circle has emerged as a mechanism to develop and utilise the tremendous potential of people for improvement in product quality and productivity.
Eighteen quality circle teams from 13 organisations with strong commitments towards quality, like BEL, the BHEL, Cavin Kare, Honeywell, Marico Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra, Rockman Industries, Napino Auto, Lifelong, Secure Meters, TVS Electronics, Denso India and Anand Automotive - Spicer India participated in the competition and gave presentations on the specific projects handled by them at their work place.
The eminent panel of Judges comprised Deepak Tikle, plant head, ABB Ltd, Haridwar, Camillo Mascarenhas, manager HR and EHS, SKF India, Haridwar and Sudhir Chandra, consultant, Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals.

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