Smt. Soma Mondal, Chairman, SAIL took over as the first woman Chairperson of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Shri Pradip Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA Ltd took over as Vice-Chairman, SCOPE at the first meeting of the newly constituted SCOPE Executive Board 2021-23. During the meeting, Shri Rakesh Kumar, immediate Past Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, NLCIL handed over the SCOPE Flag and Shri Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE handed over the Public Sector Flag to Smt. Soma Mondal.
Speaking at the meeting Smt. Soma Mondal said, “I thank the Public Sector fraternity for reposing confidence and entrusting me with this responsibility. Taking cognizance of the tremendous work done by our predecessors, the new Board will stride ahead as a team to add value and achieve newer horizons.”
Shri Rakesh Kumar said that, “The increased participation of PSEs in Elections validates the increased confidence of member PSEs in SCOPE and with the new leadership, SCOPE will undertake more effective steps for the betterment of the Public Sector.”
Shri Atul Sobti, said, “With such a pool of experience in Board comprising of old and new members from Maharatna, Navratna, Miniratna and other PSEs from diverse fields, SCOPE will work more dedicatedly towards transcending newer heights and thanked PSEs for enhanced participation in SCOPE Elections.”
Achieving emotional wellness and immunity has become a key challenge amidst these perplexing times. Recognizing this, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a virtual rendezvous titled ‘Happiness & Harmony– Road to Engagement & Creativity’ with Sister BK Shivani, one of the most sought-after spiritual speakers in the world. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL & Chairman, SCOPE and Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE also addressed the webinar. Nearly 800 participants joined the riveting experience through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Sister Shivani in her address signified the importance of internal contentment for achieving happiness. Drawing attention to the imperfect situation created due to COVID 19, she said that there was a need to pause and reflect on one’s priorities in life. She added that in this age of technology and social media there was an urgent need to restrict content consumption to build emotional immunity, be positive and achieve ‘Atma Nirbharta -self-reliance’ in our thoughts.
Mr. Rakesh Kumar in his address said that there was a need to recognize the path to happiness that does not only focus professional satisfaction but also helps achieve happiness and contentment in one’s personal life.
Mr. Atul Sobti highlighted the importance of finding happiness and recognizing actions that can harmonize as well as re-enthuse individual towards better engagement in life. While expressing gratitude to Sister BK Shivani, he reiterated SCOPE’s commitment in conducting symposiums and programs for the mental and emotional wellness.
26th March, 2021
SAIL Chief Smt. Soma Mondal Elected as Chairperson, SCOPE
Pursuant to SCOPE Board Elections for the term 2021-23 for the Offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Members of the Executive Board, results were declared by Shri Atul Sobti, Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Returning Officer in the presence of representatives from Public Sector Enterprises and Contestants. DG,SCOPE informed that the new Executive Board of SCOPE will assume office from 1st April, 2021.
While announcing the results, Shri Sobti said that this year, the apex body witnessed record voting in comparison to the recent past which re-affirms confidence of the Member Organizations in SCOPE. He thanked the entire member PSEs for the overwhelming response which would further encourage SCOPE to take newer initiatives.
As per the results declared, Smt. Soma Mondal, Chairman, SAIL has been elected as Chairman, SCOPE. Shri Pradip Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA has been elected as Vice Chairman, SCOPE.
Other members elected to the Executive Board of SCOPE are: Shri R.K. Sinha, Director (Personnel), CWC; Shri Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director (HR), IOCL; Shri Amitabh Banerjee, CMD, IRFC; Shri Alok Verma, Director (HR), HAL; Shri Subodh Gupta, Director (Finance), BHEL; Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR); Shri M.V. Iyer, Director (Business Development), GAIL; Shri V.K. Singh, Director (Personnel), POWERGRID; Smt Baldev Kaur Sokhey, Director (Finance), NBCC; Dr. Siba Prasad Mohanty, CMD, HIL; Shri Dillip Kumar Patel, Director (HR), NTPC; Shri Rajendra Prasad Goyal, Director (Finance), NHPC; Shri Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commcl & Mktg), ITDC; Shri Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, CMD, Cotton Corpn. of India; Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director (Personnel), WCL; Shri Om Prakash Singh, Director (Technology & Field Services), ONGC; Shri Amitava Mukherjee, Director (Finance), NMDC and Shri D.S. Sudhakar Ramaiah, Director (Finance), PDIL.
SCOPE in the recent past has taken a series of initiatives to become more impactful and innovative organization. With the newly elected Board, the apex body will transcend to newer heights.
24th March, 2021
Construing that change is the only constant, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) launched its official website with a new look. Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE launching the refurbished website said that “In line with our aim of being an Inspiring, Innovative and Impactful organisation, SCOPE decided to revamp its official website in line with the dynamic environment.” The new website www.scopeonline.in will provide enhanced interaction, information and swiftness in user interface.
17th February, 2021
Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) under the aegis of SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) organized its 31st National Meet 2021 virtually on the theme ‘New Normal: Opportunities and Risks’ for Public Sector women employees. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL & Chairman, SCOPE; Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE and Ms. Atishi Marlena addressed the participants during the inaugural session. Ms. Soma Mondal, Chairperson, SAIL and Ms. H.K. Joshi, CMD, SCI addressed the subsequent sessions in the presence of Ms. Kirti Tiwari and Ms. Sanchita Banerjee, President Apex, WIPS and other WIPS members. The program was attended by around 1000 participants located across the country.
Mr. Rakesh Kumar inaugurating the e-National Meet said that as the country is treading towards ‘Make for the World’, women employees have an indispensable role in achieving self-sufficiency in all industries. He highlighted the need for creating a motivated and secure workspace for women to help achieve gender equality.
Mr. Atul Sobti in his address saluting the spirit of women employees in these times of crisis stated that displaying grit and determination, they meticulously transformed crisis into opportunity. He emphasized that women employees must focus on being more assertive, confident, aiming for higher goals and reiterated the role of WIPS in empowering women.
Ms. Atishi Marlena said that while COVID 19 created a unique prospect of ‘Work from Home’ for women employees it also renewed challenges in creating work life balance.
Ms. Soma Mondal in her address commended that amidst the blurring of boundaries between work and home, women employees have risen to the challenge and shown true resilience by adapting efficiently to the ‘New Normal.’
8th February, 2021
Mulling over the impact of the Union Budget 2021, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised a webinar on ‘Decoding the Union Budget 2021.’Prof. N. R. Bhanumurthy, Vice-Chancellor, Bengaluru Dr. B. R. Ambedkar School of Economics University; Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL & Chairman, SCOPE and Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE addressed the webinar. Detailed presentation on the impact of the Budget provisions was made by senior partners and subject matter experts from Deloitte.About 500 participants including board members and senior official from PSEs attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Addressing the participants, Prof. N. R. Bhanumurthystated that the Budget will accentuate the growth by invigorating the economic and infrastructural developmentof the country. He said that fiscal policy shall take a lead to enable overall macroeconomic stability of the country.
In his address, Mr. Rakesh Kumarsaid that the Budget stimulates strategic sectors and reflects on renewed impetus to green initiatives. While highlighting key aspects of the Budget, he reiterated on the constructive role of PSEs in the overall economic development of the country.
DG, SCOPE while appreciating the Budget said that infrastructure, social sector and policy reforms shall prove catalytic for growth. He added that in light of ease of doing business and conciliation mechanism announced, SCOPE Forum of Conciliation and Arbitration (SFCA)can play an important role in the new landscape.
1st February, 2021
SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises), apex body of Public Sector Enterprises believes that announcements by the Hon’ble Finance Minister shall pave way for a faster rebound of the Indian economy on the growth path.Mr Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE said that the Union Budget shall further affirm the positive boost to the previous reforms announced by the Government. He complimented the Budget proposals giving thrust to AtmaNirbharta mission by focussing on critical growth sectors like infrastructure, power, roads, ports and health. Government has given much needed boost to Indian economy to retrace the development path and reposition it on the global map, he added.
30th January, 2021
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a Symposium on ‘Gandhian Perspective for Value Based Governance’ coinciding with 73rdMartyrs’ Day. On this occasion, Shri Pradipta Kumar Bisoi, Secretary, Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications; Prof. J. S. Rajput, India’s Representative to UNESCO's Executive Board; Smt. Shobhana Radhakrishna, Veteran Gandhian and Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE spoke about espousing the ideals and teachings of Gandhiji, especially in these times of predicament.A large number of participants including senior executives from various PSEs attended the webinar.
28th January, 2021
The growing complexities of business has magnified the need for a dynamic and resilient HR function in order totransform workplaces. Deliberating on this, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised aSymposium on ‘Strengthening HR strategies in Emerging Business Environment’. The webinar was addressed by Ms. Soma Mondal, Chairperson, SAIL; Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director(HR), IndianOil and Mr. Atul Sobti,Director General, SCOPE. Deloitte team comprising of Mr. Anandorup Ghose and Mr. Mohinish Sinha, Partners, Human Capital gave an insightful presentation into the changing paradigms of HR and measures to advent to the modern HR practices.Over 650 participants including senior official from PSEs attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various platforms.
While addressing the participants, Ms. Soma Mondal called HR as the backbone of every organisation and ‘Change managers.She highlighted the need for safety & well-being of employees,embracing technology by mappingdigital quotient of employees, building resilience and leadership development as key issues to pave way for self reliance and ensure business continuity.
Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra resonated the need to treat the ongoing crisis as a lesson and adopt a multifocal approach of agility, adaptability and aligning with business to revive and thrive in business. He highlighted the role of HR in ensuring effective communication to bring the organisation together especially in challenging times.
DG, SCOPE in his address said that as SCOPE’s webinars have become its most sought after capacity building programs. Speaking on the subject, he said that role of HR has undergone a massive change especially in the pandemic. He also highlighted that new role of HR should be one systemic thinking that would enable adaptability, agility and strategy and effective utilisation of workforce.