Taking forward the preparation of the upcoming Steel Awards 2017, The Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) held jury meet on 4thDecember in Mumbai.
Jury member present at the meeting were Mr. Rajiv JalotaCommissioner of GST, Maharashtra, Mr. RameshChander, Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai, Mr. Abhijeet Sinha, Country Director- ASSAR, Mr. HineshDoshi- International Tax Expert, and Mr. Mohan Gurnani- Trade leader. The objective was to discuss on the three categories of awards viz. Steel CEO of the year, Emerging Company of the year, and Steel Company of the Year. Shri Rajiv Jalota was elected as chairman of jury panel with consensus of jury members.
Commenting on the first of its kind award specifically for the steel industry in India, Mr. Nikunj Turakhia, Presidentof SUFI said, “Indian steel industry is all set to become the second largest steel producer of the world. With the advent of these awards we want the excellence of our steel players to be acknowledged, applauded and awarded. The idea is to celebrate the effort and strength of the industry.”
The awardees were selected by a panel of jury comprising of eminent personalities from different walks of life. The jury conducted the evaluation of nomination process using a point based qualitative approach to determine the overall winners.
The selection process was video recorded, and members of press were also invited in order to bring complete transparency to the process. The selection criteria and process were laid down by well-known Chartered Accountant Firms Synthesis group and UPG associates. To name few of the prominent nominees selected during the process are Tata Metaliks, Kalyani Steels ltd, TATA Steels, JSW Steel Ltd, Steel Authority of India Ltd, etc.
The SUFI Steel 2017 Awards which will take place later this month, recognises world class innovation, out of box approach, adapting to changing times, best practices and excellence in steel.
About Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI):
SUFI is a federation representing all the stake holders in steel space such as steel mills, steel users, steel traders, steel brokers and steel service providers across INDIA. The fundamental objective of SUFI is to bring all the stake holders onto a common platform so that all can move forward in a tandem in order to achieve the targets as set in current steel policy by ministry of steel. These targets can only be achieved by continuous dialogue amongst the stake holders and jointly with the government on policy issues. The need of the hour is to create awareness amongst steel fraternity regarding new applications of steel, introduction of new qualities and new research and developments. These are only possible through seminars and conferences. SUFI is proud to be associated with STEELGROUP in order to organise various summits, conferences and seminars so that these objectives are met. Automobiles form a very and important constituent in steel consumption.