Report: ISQ Annual Conference

Indian Society for Quality held its Annual Conference 2006 on 22December 2006 at Hotel Taj Blue Diamond Pune . The theme of the conference was “Quality: Indian Edge in Manufacturing”

Mr Subodh Bhargava Chairman VSNL was the chief guest.

Mr Arun Bharat Ram CMD SRF Limited was honoured with Jamsetji Tata Award for life time achievement in successfully managing business thorough quality and contributing to creation of quality culture in society and thereby prosperity for the people of India. Mr Arun Bharat Ram joins the company of Mr Venu Srinivasan CMD TVS Motors and Dr J J Irani , Director Tata Sons who were awarded Jamsetji Tata award in year 2004 and 2005 respectively.

Mr Kiran Deshmukh, COO Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited was awarded Ashoka Award for outstanding practice of quality management by firstly making his company role model and then by leading and inspiring other organizations to start their journey in earnest with full vigour. Mr C Narasimhan of Sundaram Clayton was awarded Ashoka award in year 2005.

Four in depth presentations lead by the leaders of Indian industry like BHEL, Ashok Minda Group of Companies, Aditya Birla group of companies and CUMI Murugappa were made during the technical sessions.Mr KC Girotra of Tata Motors and Mr SK Jain of BHEL chaired the technical sessions.

The conference ended with a vote of thanks to the chief guest , awardees, speakers and the organizers.It was announced that the ISQ Annual Conference 2007 shall be held on 7 Dec 07

Presentations made by the awardees and the leading companies as available are being reproduced in the Quality Update of Jan07. Balance as and when available shall be reproduced in the Quality Update and also posted on the ISQ website for the benefit of ISQ members.

Happy New Year
J K Bajaj
Secretary ISQ


Title Author Organization
  Mr. Subhodh Bhargava, Chiarman V. S. N. L.
Acceptance Speech The Great Indian Manufacturing Revival Jamsetji Tata Award Winner

Mr. Arun Bharat Ram, CMD
SRF Limited
Acceptance Speech Ashoka Award Winner

Mr. Kiran Deshmukh, COO
Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited
Excellence journey of BHEL to CII_EXIM Bank Prize Mr. S. K. Jain, Director (HR), BHEL Haridwar
The Minda journey towards manufacturing excellence Mr. M. K. Pajan, Advisor Ashok Minda Group of Comapnies
How Aditya Birla Group established World class manufacturing across over 70 plants Mr. J. Sridharan, Head WCMC Aditya Birla Group
Transforming manufacturing in an abrasive plant. Mr. N. Kishore, Executive VP Abrasives CUMI Group