Vol. XXIII No.1 April - June, 2017

Opinion

Quaterly Newsletter of LNJ
Bhilwara Group

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2016 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.

Learning and Development

HEG: Training on Graphite Technology

Graphite Technology is not a written down method thus cannot be easily found in a book or manual. This knowledge is gained over the years through experience and learning, and numerous hit and trial processes which our industrial experts have mastered. In the present times of fast faced developments, it becomes crucial to share this vast knowledge and experience with the next generation of employees. These are the people who have to carry the legacy and also improve the existing processes. HR L&D designed a series of knowledge sharing sessions on Graphite Technologies with the help of Quality Heads. The competent team shared the nuances related to the processes of graphite manufacturing. This will be a continued exercise where operations-wise sessions will be held for employees.

HEG: Workshop on Basics of MS Excel

HR - L & D organised a three-days refresher workshop on MS Excel basics for the employees. They were taught about presentation and analysis of charts, pivot tables, macros and data calculation through advanced formulas, linking sheets, V-Lookup and H-Lookup and their usage in graphics in excel sheets etc. The workshop was conducted in two batches (morning and afternoon). A total of 46 employees attended the workshop. Learning was assessed through pre- and post-training tests. It was evident from the scores that they have absorbed the information and their knowledge was enhanced. In this series of MS Excel knowledge up-gradation among employees, the next workshop is also planned with advanced Excel functions in the forthcoming quarter.

HEG: Workshop on Total Quality Maintenance

With a view of instilling a systematic approach towards planning and implementing organisational improvement projects in FY 2017-18, HR-L&D organised a TQM workshop cum brainstorming session. All HODs and shop managers gathered and focused on identifying persistent problems and to understand the ways for working on them through promoting the participation of workmen in decision making, for resolving the issues. This will ensure employee’s commitment towards TQM activities thereby making it a part and parcel of their work life. This way both employees and management will share the same vision and mission in pushing HEG onto a continuous growth track.

HEG: Goal Setting Workshop

What could be a better start to a new financial year, than to understand the importance of setting a clear priority order of the goals. In the contemporary times of multitasking and enhanced job responsibilities, the managers finds themselves compelled towards pursuing multiple goals at the same time which not only results in stress but gives birth to confusion on how to prioritize them.

HR-L&D organised a workshop for all BU Heads and Shop Managers, with an agenda of optimizing performance through prioritizing and aligning the organizational goals. Workshop also focused on how to cascade the organizational goals to departments and individuals. HR plans to conduct regular follow-ups with departments and ensure positive impact on the employees in their day-to-day working.

HEG: Workshop on Interpersonal Skills

In an ongoing process of Talent Management, Behaviour Event Interviews (BEIs) of Plant Managers were taken to assess their competencies with respect to the desired competencies. Individual Development Plans were prepared after the inputs by HODs. Numerous developmental activities were carried out based on this and more have been scheduled for future. One of the major findings was the scope of improvement in employees' interpersonal skills. Another workshop on interpersonal skills was also organised  by HR-L&D where the importance of cordial and happy working relationship skills was shared. The facilitator especially focused on improving attitude towards colleagues and he also involved the participants in role plays and case studies through which he stressed on importance of improving interpersonal relations.

HEG: Labour Law Awareness session for Managers

Shop Managers who are regularly in touch with workmen and deal with contract labour on a daily basis, need to be aware of the basic labour laws for understanding legal obligations to employees and the differences between the right and wrong practices. HR - L & D organised a workshop for Managers which was graced by Shri Sanjay Singh, Sr.GM (HR & A ) and Shri Narendra Singh, AGM (HR & IR). The facilitators covered various aspects of Labour Act: Registration of Establishment, Licensing of Contractors and mandatory documents to be maintained by establishment and contractor. Q&A session coupled with a doubt clearing session was also a part of the workshop. This helped in improving the overall effectiveness of the session. Next session has been scheduled for the following quarter, which will cover Health and Safety requirements under Factory Act.

HEG: TM IDP’s Group Discussion Session

Another part of developmental activities under talent management programme is to improve the general competencies in plant managers. HR-L&D has initiated a monthly Group Discussion session, where a  topic is given to the participants, and they are assessed on communication skills and subject-wise competencies on the required parameters. A panel of seniors assess this exercise. This will now be a part of continuous developmental activities under IDPs and Group Developmental plans.The next plan is to include presentation sessions, role plays and in-basket exercises, with the intent of improving the required competencies for the level.

HEG: Employees Engagement Meet

In order to create a healthy work environment, where employees are recognised and are appreciated for their efforts and they are also aware that there is a transparency in decision making by management, HR has initiated an Employees Engagement Meet. In this, HR interacts with the employees and notes their grievances on issues relating to work environment, and culture and prepares an action plan to resolve the same through dialogues with department heads. HR’s intervention and this plan of action provides the employees an ideal workplace. This helps in increased employee efficieny and career objectives become aligned with the organisation’s vision and mission. All departments would be a part of this initiative.

HEG: Internal Auditor Training: ISO 9001:2015

An Internal Auditor Training was conducted by M/s Bureau Veritas on April 14-15, 2017, to understand the requirements of new version of ISO 9001:2015. 20 people from different divisions underwent this training programme and were awarded certificates. Internal Audit was conducted on May 12-13, 2017, for ISO 9001:2015.                       

ADHPL: EQHS Internal Auditor’s Training programme

A two and a half day internal auditor’s training program was organised in AD Hydro Power Limited from June 15-17, 2017. Training was delivered by QMS experts, Shri R. B. Singh from KVQA and Shri Anand Srivastava from Saras Environment Consultancy, Delhi. Shri Neeraj Bhargava too briefed about quality management system. Training had been completed successfully and well received by the participants. 13 participants from ADHPL, MPCL and TL took part in the internal auditor training and received certificate from the external agency.

Lodha: Art of Living programme

The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives and offers programmes which include breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. These programmes have helped millions around the world to overcome stress, depression and violent tendencies.

The Art of Living programme was conducted on May 1, 2017, for the CT workers who are linked with Bhilwara. These programmes ensure that people enjoy their work and they view their work environment positively. RSWM organizes these workshops for the betterment of workers with respect to their personal lives and habits. It would be appropriate to quote here  “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  The Art of Living programmes help in renewing one's promise to lead a stress-free, happy, healthy and positive life.

Lodha: Mock Drill

Mock drill takes place every 6 months, or as per the requirement of the certificate. Mock drill was held on May 3, 2017, with respect to everyone in the security department, safety department and all the concerned people. This drill is very important to create awareness and sensitise people about their surroundings and the fire safety procedures. RSWM ensures safety of its workers and staff and also stands besides it workforce and has faith in their values and beliefs. The drill reinforces an atmosphere of trust. We would like to quote on this occasion “Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.

Lodha: Training on Energy Management System

ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS)  training was conducted on June 21, 2017, by BSI at Lodha PLant, Banswara. 15 participants actively attended the course. The training programme was conducted by Shri Ashok Mathur and management representative, Shri Deepak Mehta coordinated this training programme.

The organisation has applied for  a new certificate on Energy Management and all the departments sent their team members to undergo training on the subject. The certificates were given only to the members who qualified.

Rishabhdev: Performance Review of fourth quarter

The department-wise performance of Rishabhdev unit for the quarter January-March, 2017 was reviewed through a powerpoint presentation on April 18, 2017. HODs of all the departments presented data related to their respective departments. Shri Sanjay Sharma, COO, Banswara and Shri Hemant Gupta, Sr. GM (OpEx) were present at the meeting. Shri Hemant Gupta appreciated Rishabhdev's team for their effort and Shri Sanjay Sharma suggested giving more thrust in 'areas of concern’ for improvement.

Rishabhdev: SA 8000:2008 Renewal Audit

The Renewal Audit of SA 8000:2008, was carried out at Rishabhdev on May 31, 2017. The audit was conducted successfully by BSI auditors, Shri Sanjay Bhardwaj and Ms. Ranju Sharma.

Rishabhdev: Volleyball tournament for staff

The Staff Club, RSWM, Rishabhdev organised a Volleyball tournament for staff from April 17-22, 2017. Three teams – A, B and C played the match comprising the staff members. In the finals, Team B won the match. All officers and staff members watched the match everyday and encouraged the team members. Shri K B Khatod, COO of the unit and other senior officers were present for the finals. They congratulated the winners and encouraged the other teams who had played and performed well in the match. The rolling trophy was handed over to the winning team by the COO.

Kharigram: Group Safety Meeting

Dr SK Aggarwal, Sr VP-CTSC, conducted a group safety meeting at Kharigram on May 20, 2017. Safety officers from all units gathered and discussed various issues relating to safety measures in plants, for example, an action plan for 2017-18, safety budgets, reducing fire-related cases, training schedules, emergency preparedness manual, etc. Kharigram HR department facilitated the same.

Kharigram: SA 8000:2014 Internal Auditor Certification Training

A two day, SA:8000 Internal Auditor Certification training programme, was conducted by HR Department, at Kharigram, from May 10-11, 2017. A total of 20 participants underwent training.The facilitator was Shri KP Mishra, from Shrey Consultancy. The training concluded with a written test and all the participants cleared the same successfully. Dr SK Aggarwal gave vote of thanks to the trainer.

Bagalur: Training on Fire and Safety

With an aim to familiarise the employees with the right method of using Personal Protection Equipments (PPE’s) and importance of their proper maintenance, practical demonstration programme was organised at the Bagalur Unit on April 7, 2017. Selected staff members and workers from various departments attended the programme. The programme was very useful and important for their respective work areas. The training was given by Shri Tamil Selvam (Environmental Health & Safety Officer).

Bagalur: Inauguration of Bachelor Quarters for Staff

Inauguration of a newly constructed bachelor quarters for staff was done by Shri Vinod Mehta, COO, Bagalur Unit. A ceremonial pooja was performed and sweets were also distributed.

Bagalur: Yoga Day

On June 21, 2017, World Yoga Day was celebrated at the Bagalur Unit. Yoga sessions were organised under the supervision of Shri Chandran (Engg), along with a teacher from Art of Living at the factory premises. Shri Vinod Mehta (COO), Shri V. V. Raju, Vice President (Operations), staff and their family members participated in the competition of 108 surya namaskars. 16 staff members and 20 workers were successful in completing 108 non-stop surya namaskars. Shri Vinod Mehta (COO) congratulated the winners and distributed the prizes.

Bagalur: Training Programme on OPEX & Quality Circle

Shri Hemanth Gupta, Operational Excellance Incharge, from Noida Office conducted a training programme on Quality Circle at Bagalur Unit. All the staff members attended the programme. The main theme of this session was how to bring excellence in work through Kaizen, 5’s and Quality Circle. The content of the programme was appreciated by the participants.

Mandpam: SA 8000 Audit

SA:8000 Audit was conducted by Shri Sanjay Bhardwaj and Shri Kamal Bir Singh from BSI at the Mandpam Unit, from May 25-27, 2017. The management representative, Shri Sudhir Tiwari, ably supported by all HODs and their respective teams helped in the successful completion of the audit. The certification continues after audit clearance.

Maral Sarovar: Nukkad Natak on Safety

To bring about awareness among employees on the importance of using Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) at the workplace, a series of “Nukkad Natak” (street play) on various safety issues has started at Maral Sarovar. The first “Nukkad Natak” under this series was conducted on wearing safety shoes at workplace and how accidents can convert one’s life from happy to sad. The complete script and all dialogues were prepared and performed by the workers.

Maral Sarovar: Reward and Recognition Ceremony

Under the banner of TPM (Project, Kayakalp), a Reward and Recognition ceremony was conducted by TPM Cell on May 26, 2017, at Maral Sarovar. In this ceremony, prizes and awards were given to the staff members and workers, in the category, Best Supervisor (29 awards), Best Kaizen (15 Awards), Best 5-S Scorer (16 Awards), and many more.  Shri Suresh Maheshwari, Unit Head, presided over the function. The Reward and Recognition ceremony started with the last quarter report on TPM activities by Shri Anil P R and Smt Vaishali Sharma.  Shri RK Gite gave vote of thanks and appealed to the employees to come forward with many more innovative ideas. 

Maral Sarovar: Best Kaizen Presentation

A live demo of Best Kaizen of April 2017, was presented at Club Dome on May 26, 2017, by Dye House Mechanical and Engineering team. In PK Compactor machine, the folding roller sometimes falls down due to heavy weight, which may cause injury to the operator. By understanding and doing the Kaizen, the team has reduced the weight of the roller from 35 kg to 17 kg and have installed side supporting clamps, thereby eliminating the chance of the roller falling down.

The Kaizen done by them was appreciated by one and all which is exemplary from safety point of view. 

Maral Sarovar: Road Show

To create more awareness about TPM activities, Focused Improvement (FI) Pillar has started conducting roadshows in the campus for the employees. The FI Pillar team members organised a quiz and an awareness programme on April 13, 2017 at the entrance of QA, Fabric Dyeing, in which workers and staff members participated in large numbers.   

Maral: Safety Awareness programme

On June 29, 2017, Safety Pillar organised a safety awareness campaign and quiz programme. The aim of conducting such a programme was to increase awareness and attentiveness among employees on safety issues, so as to avoid accidents.

Maral, Noida: First Aid Training

A first aid training programme was conducted on 25th  April, 2017, in the factory premises. A 4.5-5 hour-training session on how to carry out first aid treatment in case of an emergency in the factory as well as in the house. They demonstrated on how to handle fractures, arrest bleeding and also administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 30 employees from different department took part in the training session.

Training was conducted by a team from Momentum India and coordinated by HR Department.

VKV, Hurda: Visit by Educationists

Dr. Pawan Sudhir and Dr. Ashok Arora visited VKV, Hurda on 29th April, 2017 to interact with the teaching staff and students on Art Integrated Learning. Art Integrated Learning is a pedagogy which uses all art forms to assist classroom teaching, making each lesson practical, easily comprehensible and interesting. The goal is to enable each student, with his unique learning ability, to understand the topic being taught. The teachers from VKV, Rishabhdev were also present during this interaction.​

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Sudhir Sood

Copy Editor: U. Padma Latha

Editorial Board:

  • S.C. Garg
  • O. P. Ajmera
  • Raju Rustogi
  • Rakesh Mahajan
  • Sanjay Sharma
  • Mohit Maheshwari
  • Jyoti Gupta

 

 

 

Contact Detail

Bhilwara Towers, A-12, Sector-1,
Noida-201301, (INDIA)

Tel.:+91-120-4390300

Email : padma.latha@lnjbhilwara.com

Website : www.lnjbhilwara.com

 

© 2016 LNJ Bhilwara Group. All Right Reserved.