Fifty-two-year-old Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) has formed a 51-officer Think Tank to pump in young and innovative ideas for tackling issues facing the oil major.
‘ The 51 officers are all brand new recruits, what the oil major terms Graduate Trainees (GTs). The 51 officers will now pitch in their ideas to the ONGC Board in a two-day meet being held near Delhi during December 29-30. ONGC’s Director (HR) Dr. A K Balyan and Chief of Employee Relations Sushant Vats are piloting this workshop, which is expected to see brainstorming on ways to enhance productivity, retain talent and speed up decision processes in the most valuable public enterprise in India. Manoj Barthwal, who is coordinating the exercise, said, “This unique initiative will not only attract some good ideas, but also foster a sense of belongingness to the young generation workforce, who has a long career for them in ONGC”. ONGC, currently ranked the number 1 Oil Exploration & Production Company as per an US agency Platts, is mandated to secure energy independence for India by 2030.