Shri Mup­pavarapu Venka­iah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice Pres­i­dent, In­dia

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NMDC Ltd. (Na­tional Min­eral De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion), a Gov­ern­ment of In­dia En­ter­prise en­ters the 60th year of its ex­cel­lence and plans a grand in­au­gu­ral func­tion here in Hy­der­abad on 8th De­cem­ber at Shilpakala Vedika at Mad­ha­pur. The state-con­trolled min­eral pro­ducer of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia was es­tab­lished on 15th Novem­ber 1958. Dis­clos­ing this, ad­dress­ing the cur­tain raiser press con­fer­ence along with the Func­tional Di­rec­tors of the com­pany, on Wed­nes­day, Shri N. Bai­jen­dra Ku­mar, IAS, CMD of NMDC said the cel­e­bra­tions would be for­mally in­au­gu­rated by the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Vice Pres­i­dent of In­dia, Shri M. Venka­iah Naidu. Shri Chaud­hary Biren­der Singh, Hon'ble Union Min­is­ter of Steel, will pre­side over the func­tion. The other dis­tin­guished guests who will grace the in­au­gu­ral func­tion of the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Cel­e­bra­tions in­clude Dr. Ra­man Singh, Hon'ble Chief Min­is­ter of Ch­hat­tis­garh; Shri Vishnu Deo Sai, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State for Steel and Shri Y. S Chowdary, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State for Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy & Earth Sciences, Govt. of In­dia. Hon'ble Vice Pres­i­dent Shri Venka­iah Naidu will un­veil a postal Stamp, Logo of the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Year of NMDC. He will also present the Prime Min­is­ter's Tro­phy for the Best In­te­grated Steel Plant. Speak­ing on the side­lines of the Press Meet or­ga­nized to an­nounce the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Cel­e­bra­tions Mr. N. Bai­jen­dra Ku­mar said that NMDC, the profit mak­ing Navratna pro­duc­ing iron ore for the coun­try and some for ex­port also is pro­duc­ing the finest qual­ity iron ore qual­ity com­pa­ra­ble to the best in the world. And with sub­sidiaries and joint ven­tures is ex­plor­ing min­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties in Aus­tralia, Mozam­bique and Tan­za­nia. NMDC is con­sid­er­ing com­mer­cial gold min­ing in Aus­tralia and Tan­za­nia, he added. NMDC achieved record iron ore pro­duc­tion of 34 mt and sales of 35.6 mt dur­ing 2016-17, which was 19 per­cent and 24 per­cent higher yearon-year in the sec­ond quar­ter. The turnover at Rs.8,860 crore was 37 per­cent higher YOY. And the PBT stood at Rs.4,293 crore which is 5 per­cent higher YOY. We ex­pect to sus­tain the growth dur­ing the cur­rent fi­nan­cial year, he added. We plan to in­crease NMDC' pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity to 67 mt per an­num by 2022, said Mr. N. Bai­jen­dra Ku­mar. We have planned Rs.3,500 capex this year also, he in­formed. He said that NMDC has got clear­ance from the Min­istry to have a MoU with Viet­nam-based Masan Re­source for Tung­sten min­ing. Speak­ing about the CSR ac­tiv­i­ties, Mr. Bai­jen­dra Ku­mar said that more

than 2 per­cent of the prof­its are be­ing used in NMDC's CSR ac­tiv­i­ties. They are striv­ing in the ar­eas of ed­u­ca­tion, health, in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment, skill de­vel­op­ment for the poor­est of the poor, dif­fer­ently en­abled and stu­dents in Naxal-af­fected ar­eas. Our CSR ac­tiv­i­ties have been ap­pre­ci­ated by PM Naren­dra Modi re­cently. We are ac­tively in­volved in CSR ac­tiv­i­ties in Dan­te­wada, Ki­ran­dul and sup­port var­i­ous ini­tia­tives in Kar­nataka, Mad­hya Pradesh and Te­lan­gana. In con­junc­tion with the in­au­gu­ral func­tion of the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee Cel­e­bra­tions, a Steel ex­hi­bi­tion will also be held wherein most of the Min­istry of Steel PSEs and other steel pro­duc­ing com­pa­nies like TATA, JSW, etc. are also par­tic­i­pat­ing. An au­dio­vi­sual on 60 years of the jour­ney of NMDC will be show­cased to the 2000 plus gath­er­ing at the in­au­gu­ral func­tion. NMDC is the In­dia's largest iron ore pro­ducer. It is owned by the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia and is un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tive con­trol of the Min­istry of Steel. It is in­volved in the ex­plo­ration of var­i­ous min­er­als in­clud­ing iron ore, di­a­mond, etc. It is cur­rently pro­duc­ing about 34 mil­lion tons of iron ore from 3 fully mech­a­nized mines ( Two in Ch­hat­tis­garh and one in Kar­nataka). It also op­er­ates the only mech­a­nized di­a­mond mine in the coun­try at Panna in Mad­hya Pradesh. The com­pany's di­ver­si­fy­ing into steel mak­ing and has un­der­taken sev­eral cap­i­tal-in­ten­sive projects to mod­ern­ize and in­crease ca­pac­i­ties to re­tain its do­mes­tic lead­er­ship and has also for­ayed over­seas suc­cess­fully.

Vale­dic­tory Func­tion of Vig­i­lance Aware­ness Week at NMDC

The vale­dic­tory func­tion of NMDC was at­tended by Shri N. Bai­jen­dra Ku­mar, IAS, CMD; Shri K. Pad­man­ab­ha­iah, IAS (Retd), For­mer Home Sec­re­tary and present Chair­man, ASCI along with func­tional Di­rec­tors and Se­nior Of­fi­cials of NMDC. Shri N. Bai­jen­dra Ku­mar, IAS, CMD, NMDC urged for struc­tural re­forms for cor­rup­tion free coun­try and present gen­er­a­tion should over­come temp­ta­tion for hav­ing a cor­rup­tion free life for which one re­quires lot of spir­i­tual and men­tal courage. As Chief Guest Padma Bhushan Shri K. Pad­man­ab­ha­iah ad­dress­ing vale­dic­tory func­tion said that Vig­i­lance is not some­thing which would come from out­side. It has to come from in­side. Every man is his own vig­i­lance of­fi­cer. He also ap­pre­ci­ated NMDC for its ef­forts to­wards ethics, trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity. He said that sign­ing in­tegrity pact and sup­port­ing the UN Global com­pact with its ten prin­ci­ples is really some­thing which goes again anti-cor­rup­tion. On this oc­ca­sion, Dr. Naren­dra K. Nanda, Di­rec­tor (Tech­ni­cal), Dr. T.R.K. Rao, Di­rec­tor (Com­mer­cial), Shri D.S. Ah­luwalia, Di­rec­tor (Fi­nance) and Shri San­deep Tula, Di­rec­tor (Per­son­nel) also ad­dressed the gath­er­ing. Ad­dress­ing the func­tion, Shri K. Vidyasagar, Chief Vig­i­lance Of­fi­cer, NMDC briefed about ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing vig­i­lance week. He said that these ac­tiv­i­ties helped in cre­at­ing aware­ness amongst the com­mon

pub­lic re­gard­ing the anti-cor­rup­tion move­ment. The pro­gramme con­cluded with prize distri­bu­tion to the win­ners of var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions or­ga­nized for the em­ploy­ees and var­i­ous school and col­lege stu­dents.

NMDC Vig­i­lance Aware­ness Week Pro­grammes

NMDC Lim­ited is ob­serv­ing Vig­i­lance Aware­ness Week at Cor­po­rate Of­fice, Hy­der­abad and its var­i­ous projects and units across the coun­try from 30th Oc­to­ber to 04th Novem­ber 2017 to cre­ate aware­ness among em­ploy­ees and stake­hold­ers to­wards vig­i­lance prac­tices and to bring more trans­parency in func­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties of NMDC. Var­i­ous pro­grammes such as Elo­cu­tion, Quiz, Lec­tures, Ven­dors meet etc., were con­ducted where in em­ploy­ees and stake­hold­ers of NMDC par­tic­i­pated en­thu­si­as­ti­cally. A Quiz Pro­gramme on Vig­i­lance re­lated mat­ters and gen­eral knowl­edge, was or­ga­nized for the em­ploy­ees of NMDC Cor­po­rate of­fice and R&D Cen­tre on 31.10.2017. A Ven­dor Cum Con­trac­tors’ meet was con­ducted on 01.11.2017 wherein around 60 par­ties across the coun­try have at­tended for in­ter­ac­tion with NMDC of­fi­cials on mat­ters per­tain­ing to ten­der and con­trac­tual terms in the pres­ence of Dr. T.R.K.Rao, Di­rec­tor (Com­mer­cial) and Shri K.Vidyasagar, Chief Vig­i­lance Of­fi­cer. The CVO en­cour­aged the ven­dors to ex­press their griev­ances freely and also of­fer their sug­ges­tions, if any, for im­prove­ment in the ex­ist­ing sys­tem and utilise the op­por­tu­nity for in­ter­ac­tion with NMDC of­fi­cials ef­fec­tively. Dr.T.R.K. Rao, Di­rec­tor (Com­mer­cial) ad­min­is­tered In­tegrity Pledge to all par­tic­i­pants and ex­horted the ven­dors & con­trac­tors to utilise this plat­form ef­fec­tively and ex­press their views on is­sues aris­ing out of ten­der and con­trac­tual terms for mak­ing the pro­cure­ment process more ef­fec­tive and trans­par­ent. He also re­minded that bribe giv­ing as well as tak­ing is pun­ish­able of­fence. Di­rec­tor (Com­mer­cial) in­formed all of­fi­cers that they should be aware of the pro­vi­sions in the up­com­ing Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment pol­icy and stressed upon the im­por­tance of reg­is­tra­tion in the GEM por­tal. The ven­dors and con­trac­tors have ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in the meet and their queries were ad­dressed by the se­nior of­fi­cers from the projects as well as cor­po­rate of­fice. Apart from the above, a vig­i­lance talk on “Moral & Ethics in Gov­er­nance” was de­liv­ered by Shri K.R. Nan­dan, IPS (Retd), Vig­i­lance Com­mis­sioner, Te­lan­gana State to­day. The func­tion was graced by Shri P.K.Sat­pa­thy, Di­rec­tor(Prodn), Shri D.S.Ah­luwalia, Di­rec­tor(Fin), Shri San­deep Tula, Di­rec­tor(Pers.) and Shri K.Vidyasagar, Chief Vig­i­lance Of­fi­cer. The Chief Guest, Shri K.R. Nan­dan spoke on hu­man val­ues such as right con­duct, right thought, right word and right deed with Sankalpam, ie, the right thought hav­ing the pri­mary role on the hu­man con­duct. In­di­vid­ual should have a bal­ance be­tween fam­ily val­ues ver­sus cit­i­zen val­ues and should in­voke “La­jja Kavach” to pre­vent in­dulging in cor­rupt prac­tices.

Shri Mup­pavarapu Venka­iah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice Pres­i­dent, In­dia

Shri Chaud­hary Biren­der Singh, Hon'ble Union Min­is­ter of Steel

Dr. Ra­man Singh, Hon'ble Chief Min­is­ter of Ch­hat­tis­garh

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