Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Sontosh Mohan Dev on Wednesday presented the ‘SCOPE Meritorious Awards’ in specialised fields for 2005-06 to six Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs).

Instituted by the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the award for ‘Corporate social responsibility and responsiveness’ went to National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), while the award for ‘Best practice in human resources management’ was bagged by Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

The award for ‘Good corporate governance’ went to NTPC, while the ‘Research and development and innovation’ award was bagged by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL).

The award for ‘Environment excellence and sustainable development’ was received by Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited. (NLC).

The National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation was adjudged the ‘Best managed public sector enterprise (PSE) set up under Sec. 25.’