Over 300 workers from 31 Quality Circle teams participated in the National Final

‘TRISHUL’ Quality Circle Team from Sundaram-Clayton Ltd., Hosur, Karnataka, was adjudged the winner at the 30th CII Quality Circle Competition National Final for 2017-2018, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi.

The first Runner up Trophy was won by ‘PARIVARTAN’ Quality Circle team from SAIL-RSP, Rourkela, Odisha, while ‘PRAYATNA’ Quality Circle team from Vardhman Yarns Ltd., Sultanpur, Madhya Pradesh, and ‘LAGAN’ Quality Circle team from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Gurugram, were adjudged the second runner-up.

Four Quality Circle teams, namely, SUDHAR (Honda Cars India Ltd., Greater Noida), SRIJAN (SRF Ltd., MP), NAVIKARAN (Jindal Coke Ltd., Odisha), FLUID POWER (Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur) were given the Consolation prizes.
The Best Presentation Award was won by POWER GRINDER Quality Circle team from BOSCH Ltd. (Power Tools), Chennai; Team UMANG from Mahindra & Mahindra, Mohali, won the prize for Best Problem Identification & Analysis; Prize for Holding the Gains was bagged by team SAMARPAN (JSW Steel Ltd., Maharashtra) and the Prize for Using Advanced QC Tools was won by team SRISHTI (Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Ltd., Mohali).

Over 300 workers from 31 Quality Circle teams participated in the Competition. The assessment of the presentation was made on a weighted scale covering different aspects of the Quality Circle activity. The evaluation was based on factors like problem selection, analysis, solution, presentation, etc.

The Panel of Judges included Mr. C.V. Rao, Former Senior Counsellor, Institute for Quality, Gurugram, Dr. Alka Kaul, Director, Horizon Industrial Products Ltd., and Mr. Rajiv Juneja, Director, RBMSS.

Chief Guest, Mr. Vijay Kumar, Director, MSME-DI, Ministry of MSME, Government of India, gave away the trophies to the winners and spoke about the need to make maximum utilization of natural resources for sustainable development. “We must ensure implementing ‘Zero Effect Zero Defect’ to enable the advancement of Indian industry in the global market through production of products that have no defect and again have no negative effect on environment,” he added.

Delivering the welcome remarks, Dr. Sudhir Kapur, Chairman, Regional Committee on Skills, CII Northern Region, said: “Quality circles, foster a spirit of teamwork and cooperation and bring about a sea change in the attitudes of people. An empowered and motivated team increases effectiveness and efficiency of any enterprise.
Dr. Alka Kaul, Director, Horizon Industrial Products Ltd., mentioned that the Quality Circle Competition is a celebration of creativity, and recognition of talent and teamwork. It symbolizes the innovations and capabilities of workers and is a representation of a positive employee-employer relationship.