GUWAHATI, Jan 3 - Advocating zero political interference in the public sector undertakings of the State to bail them out of their �sick� status, former Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa has said that transparency is a must in any organisation including the PSUs and the selection on managerial posts should be strictly on merit basis.
Speaking as the chef guest at the 13th Young Managers Competition award ceremony today, Rajkhowa said that along with excellent managerial skill, an organisation also needs to be accountable, which is lacking in society today.
The Young Managers Competition was organised by Guwahati Management Association, a prominent management body of the State affiliated to the All India Management Association, New Delhi. Six budding managers from different organisations were honoured on the occasion.
Swapnil Zodape of IOC, Guwahati got the best young manager award, while Kastury Devi of NRL was the first runner-up. The second runner-up award was bagged by Sudeep Ranjan Pal of BRPL and Mrinmoy Jyoti Bora of Jyothy Laboratories. Shantanu Bikash Barua of IOC, Guwahati and Tarali Deka of AEGCL got special prizes in the competition.
Speaking on the occasion, GMA president DN Barua said that the essence of good managerial skill lies in micro management. �Addressing the issues at the very roots is essential to manage an organisation effectively. The award is a platform to explore the inherent managerial qualities of our young managers and encourage them to excel in their fields,� he stated, adding that the GMA would take this competition to the national level.
PK Barthakur, chairman, organising committee while delivering the welcome address stated that the basic purpose of the competition was to send a message to the young managers to be competitive-minded, and also to honour them for their excellence.
The jury comprising Prof Sangeeta Tripathy, director of NERIM Group of Institutions, Guwahati; Dr Sunil Saikia, former director IIE and Ramani Kanta Deka, retired bureaucrat judged the participants on the basis of presentation, group discussion and individual interviews.
In their acceptance speeches, all the winners lauded the initiative of the GMA for giving them a platform to showcase their talents. The high competitive standard of the event maintained by the GMA was also lauded on the occasion. A number of academicians and senior managers also spoke on the occasion. The programme was conducted by Parag Phukan, an active member of GMA.