The Steel Users Federation of India (SUFI) held jury meet recently. Jury member present at the meeting were Mr. Rajiv Jalota- Commissioner of GST, Maharashtra, Mr. Ramesh Chander, Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai, Mr. Abhijeet Sinha, Country Director- ASSAR, Mr. Hinesh Doshi- 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.
Mr. 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, President of 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.