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MRPL donates Ambulances to Four Taluk General Hospitals

30th October 2019

MRPL today donated four ambulances to Taluk Government hospitals of Belthangadi, Sullia, Putthur and Bantwala. Heeding to the appeal of District Administration and the District Health Officer, to augment the healthcare facilities of rural South Kanara, MRPL had come out with a proposal to donate four Ambulances to the four rural corners of the district. This was to help the poor and needy patients of the farthest corners of the district to reach better equipped Hospitals of the Mangalore city. This project was executed as part of the CSR initiative of MRPL which was appreciated and endorsed by the local representatives.

The handing over programme of four ambulances to Health department of DK district was organised at Govt. Taluk Hospital, Bantwal on 30.10.2019. Shri Kota SrinivasPoojary, Hon’bleMinister of Fisheries, Ports & Inland Transport and District incharge Minister (D.K.) formally handed over the ambulances to District health officials in the presence of Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel,Hon’bleM.P Dakshina Kannada, Shri Rajesh Naik, Hon’bleMLA Bantwal, Ms MeenakshiShantigodu, President ZP, Dr Ramakrishana Rao, District Medical Officer. From MRPL Shri BHV Prasad, GGM-HR and Shri SubrayaBhat, GM-CSR were present during the handing over ceremony. MRPL donated these ambulances with a total expenditure of 52.62 Lakh (Approximate cost of each ambulance is Rs.13.155 Lakh).

Shri Kota SrinivasPoojary thanked MRPL for contributing to the healthcare of the district through this compassionate contribution, he also mentioned that CSR activities of MRPL are playing a vital role in complementing the administration’s efforts to improve local healthcare. MP Shri Kateel, encouraged MRPL for taking up rural healthcare as an area of CSR contribution. District Medical Officer Shri Rao appreciated MRPL for active and timely response to districts healthcare needs.



Inaugural Ceremony of Vigilance Awareness Week

28th October 2019

The inaugural ceremony of Vigilance Awareness Week was held in Training Centre on 28th October 2019. The programme began with lighting of lamp by the dignitaries, namely Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director, Shri M Vinayakumar, Director Refinery, Ms Pomila Jaspal, Director Finance, Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO and Senior Management personnel present there.

Ms Smitha P and Ms Vasudha chanted the invocation.

Shri BHV Prasad, GGM – HR welcomed the gathering. The integrity pledge in Kannada, Hindi and English were administered by our Managing Director, Director Finance and Director Refinery respectively.Shri Ramakrishna, GGM – Projects read out the message from Vice President of India, Shri Shrinivas Moturi, President MSA read out the message from Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Shri Sudhendu KV, President- MEU read out the message from Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Ms Noopur K Bhalla, Manager- Vigilance gave the overview of activities carried out in last few days and the activities planned for the week as a part of Vigilance Awareness Week. Shri Rajeev Kushwah, CVO while delivering his inaugural speech said that the corruption is not only in the government sector alone but it is in the private sector and in all walks of life. It is the duty of every officer in public sector to ensurethat the rules and guidelinesare followed and Integrity is adopted as a way of life. Our Vigilance section is concentrating on improving systems in each department and employees should suggest the systemic improvements required in their respective departments.

Ms Pomila Jaspal, Director Finance while speaking on the occasion said that the Integrity is nothing but telling truth to oneself and it leads to higher productivity. She said that the prosperity remains only a dream if there is no integrity. Knowledge without integrity is waste and dangerous, she opined. Shri M Vinayakumar, Director Refinery said that when one does corruption always there is person on the other side who encourages it and both are equally guilty. We need to control this menace and sooner we control better it is for our country, he said. Transparency at work is the best tool to have control over this menace, he elaborated.

Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director in his presidential address said that whenever the grievances arise, operators, shift in-charges, line managers or HODs, as the case may be, should deal them then and there. If these issues are not dealt early they escalate into the next level and are not healthy for the organisation and wherever necessary we need to do the systemic improvements, he said. Misuse of the system is another serious issue and we need to bring a cultural change to stop misuse of the system, he said. 95% of the efforts of our Vigilance team are the preventive measures, so we are hopeful that our vigilance team would lead us into ‘Integrity - a way of life’, he said.

Shri Girish K Rao, GM-HR propsed the vote of thanks and Shri NagarajBhat, Sr Manager – Vigilance compered the programme. A Mobile Van to spread the message ‘Integrity - a way of life’ was flagged off by our Managing Director, Director Refinery, Director Finance and CVO immediately after the inaugural programme.







Ms. Pomila Jaspal takes charge as Director-Finance, MRPL

15th October 2019

Ms. Pomila Jaspal, has taken charge as Director (Finance), Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL). She has been appointed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India and she took charge of her new assignment today. She was serving as Executive Director-Corporate Finance in ONGC before being appointed in MRPL.

Ms. Jaspal’s educational background is highly accredited and directly contributes to her field of operations. A Fellow Member of ICMAI and Gold medalist and recipient of Late Mrs. Dhanpati Goel Gold Medal from ICMAI. She has obtained B.Com. (Hons) degree from MCM DAV College, Chandigarh and M.Com. from Punjab University. Before joining ONGC, she had a short stint as Lecturer in HMV College, Jalandhar.

Ms. Pomila Jaspal, joined ONGC in 1985 as Finance & Accounts Officer and has risen to the coveted position of Executive Director-Chief Corporate Finance. She earns the distinction of being the first lady officer in ONGC to occupy this top post. She has handled varied assignments including Corporate finance functions such as Direct tax, Indirect tax, Investor relations, Corporate Budget & Project Appraisal etc. She’s also the Chairperson of Women Development Forum, an ONGC forum dedicated to all women employees of ONGC. As a fitting recognition to her illustrious career, she was appointed on the Board of OPaL (ONGC Petro additions Limited) as woman Director.

During her initial period, after completing 3 months Induction training at ONGC Academy, she was posted at Head Office, Dehradun and handled key assignments and later with Joint Venture group at JVOG, Mumbai. She further had the opportunity to hone her skills with deputation at Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in its formative years and was instrumental in developing the model Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) for many pre-NELP & NELP blocks. Subsequently, she was deputed to Contract Cell of MoPNG where she worked in different areas of gas pricing, Rangarajan Committee, Gas utilization policy, royalty committee, formulation of policies for smooth implementation of PSCs and monitoring the royalty and profit petroleum to GoI.

She also carries with her the rich exposure of ONGC Videsh, International arm of ONGC, handling the assignment of In-charge, Project Finance, for execution of almost all overseas projects (Exploration and Development) and was actively involved in smooth takeover and execution of new acquisitions of OVL. Subsequently, she became Head-Finance of Assam Asset, ONGC, and handled this challenging assignment for 4 years.

Given her multi-faceted personality, she is a beacon of light for all young lady officers to follow their dreams and achieve them through sheer hard work and focused approach. As Director (Finance) – MRPL, she brings to the table over 34 years of rich experience in various aspects of Finance in Oil Industry, both from operating and regulatory prospective. She is the first woman Functional Director in the Board of MRPL. She is well poised to guide MRPL in meeting emerging challenges on regulatory and dynamic business environment.

Congratulations Madam and Welcome to Team MRPL.

MRPL at PSPB International Half Marathon 2019

29th September 2019

4th edition of the PSPB International Half Marathon ‘Petro Run’ was held in New Delhi on 29th September 2019.The Marathon was flagged off by India’s sportstars, Hima Das and PullelaGopichand in the presence of Dr. MM Kutty, Chairman, PSPB, & Secretary, MoP&NG, Mr.Sanjiv Singh, President, PSPB, and Chairman, IndianOil and other dignitaries. The race categories included distances of 21.1 km, 10 km and a fun run of 5 km. The runners were divided into three categories, namely, Elite runners (International and Indian professional runners), open category and PSU category. The elite category saw participation of some of the best International and Indian athletes. Further, there was an age-wise division of runners of open and PSU categories for deciding the winners.
The foot soldiers of MRPL got one more opportunity toparticipate in this high profile marathon. A total of 23long distance runners from MRPL participated in 21km and 10 km categories. Our marathoners came out with flying colours, six of the participants had podium finishesin the PSU category. Following is the list of participants with their standings:

SL no Name Department Race Catogory(km) Timings(hh:mm:ss) Position
1 Divya N Operations-CHTU 21.1 (18-35 yrs) 02:12:44 1st
2 Lakshmi Operations-CHTU 21.1 (18-35 yrs) 02:39:27 3rd
3 Sandeep Crasta Operations- Ph-1/2 21.1 (35-45 yrs) 01:56:11 4th
4 Padmaraju MechMaint 21.1 (45-55 yrs) 02:06:10 4th
5 ChayanBhalla Operations-PFCC 21.1 (35-45 yrs) 02:01:01 8th
6 Ganesh M MechMaint 10 (55+ yrs) 00:55:59 2nd
7 LathaKumari QC Lab 10 (18-35 yrs) 01:06:27 3rd
8 DrBudhiram Pal OLIC 10 (45-55 yrs) 00:52:24 3rd
9 Shyama Poojary MechMaint 10 (35-45 yrs) 00:48:58 3rd
10 Noopur Kaushik Bhalla Vigilance 10 (35-45 yrs) 01:08:01 4th
11 Ganesha Operations-PPU 10 (18-35 yrs) 00:44:32 4th
12 Pavithra ISO cell 10 (35-45 yrs) 01:11:52 6th
12 Pavithra ISO cell 10 (35-45 yrs) 01:11:52 6th
13 Baby Varghese Operations-PPU 10 (45-55 yrs) 00:55:30 7th
14 Jayakar Shetty 21.1 (55+ yrs) 01:57:41 8th
15 Amit Sharma MRPL Delhi office 21.1 (35-45 yrs) 02:53:24 NA
16 Niranjan Singh Budhiyal On deputation 21.1 (35-45 yrs) 02:29:38 NA
17 Sanjay Chaubey MRPL Delhi office 21.1 (35-45 yrs)
18 Harish Kumar Jagnani MRPL Delhi office 10 (35-45 yrs) 01:15:18 NA
19 Shrikant Tailor MRPL Delhi office 10 (35-45 yrs) 01:16:01 NA
20 Vimal Gulati MRPL Delhi office 10 (18-45 yrs) 01:08:04 NA
21 Pankaj Durani MRPL Delhi office 10 (18-45 yrs)
22 BrahmDeo Singh MRPL Delhi office 10 (35-45 yrs) 01:19:42 NA
23 Sharad MRPL Delhi office 10 (18-45 yrs) 01:27:30 NA

The event was organized by NEB sports and exceedingly well managed by PSPB. Senior petroleum ministry officials and distinguished sports persons were among the dignitaries who graced the occasion.Some of the glimpses as captured by the event photographers are as below.





57th HR Summit of Oil and Gas PSUs

14th October 2019

57th HR Summit of Oil and Gas PSUs was organized by MRPL at TMA Pai Convention Centre, Mangaluru on 12th, 13th and 14th September 2019.

The Summit started with the welcome address by Shri BHV Prasad, GGM – HR, who elaborated on the theme ‘Wings Within - Fuelling Passion’. He said that the passion need not be about work alone, it could be a hobby or a sport. But we need to arouse passion among employees to excel and deliver their best to the organization, he said., Shri Ranjan Kumar, Director-HR, IOCL, spoke on the occasion and said that everyone has wings within them and it is the job of HR to identify the talent of each and every one, ignite passion and get the desired output for the development of the organization. HR is not Human Resources alone but it is the heart of the organization, he opined.

Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director, while speaking on the occasion said that the passion needs to be there at every level in the organization and the operators who are on the job in the refinery units as the frontline soldiers play a key role in smooth operation and safeguarding of our installations. He elaborated this with a CCTV video of our refinery in which the response of our alert operators helped in taking control of the fire in one of the process units. The passion of our employees can take any organization to the next level, he said.

Shri Pusph Joshi, Director HR, HPCL, chaired the first session and Shri Prabir Jha, a renowned HR professional, spoke on the five elements of good leadership, namely, Passion, Vulnerability, Curiosity, Risk Taking Ability and Gratitude. Unless you have the passion to do any assigned job, it is difficult for others to be passionate about you, he remarked. Dr. Alka Mittal, Director HR, ONGC, Shri P.K.Gupta, Director HR-GAIL, Shri VC Bhandari, Director - HR, EIL and Shri Ratna Sekhar, Director – HR, Balmer Laurie & Co. Ltd, chaired the various sessions. HR Teams from IOCL, GAIL, Balmer Laurie & Co. Ltd, EIL, BPCL, CPCL, HPCL and OIL presented on various relevant topics.

Dr. Manab Bose, Adjunct Professor of IIM Udaipur, who was a keynote speaker, elaborated on Public Leadership and Organization Psychodynamics. He explained that the senior executive posts of PSUs are Public Leadership positions as PSUs serve public and impact the economy of the nation. The Organization Psychodynamics deals with identifying the toxicity within the organizations and helps in addressing this toxicity. He elaborated on how the Personal Growth Labs inspire, influence, coach and mentor the employees and could help in a long way in removing the toxicity in the Organization.

Shri Manoj Barthwal, ED – Head of Institute, ONGC Training Academy, presented about Passion for Adventures. He elaborated on ONGC organized Para-games and ONGC’s Himalayan Expedition. The clippings on Mount Everest expedition 2017 and Kanchenjunga Expedition 2018 were displayed to understand how the passion was transformed into success. Ms Meenakshi G, Manager – HR, MRPL, took everyone through the journey of land loser families transforming into useful contributors to the organization and expressed her gratitude to MRPL.

Dr Zubin Mulla, Professor, TISS, Mumbai gave a keynote address on how HR could be a business partner and strategic contributor. He elaborated on how HR in PSUs could play an important role in view of reduction / uncertainty in energy demand, demographic changes, technology disruptions, Globalization, entry of foreign players and privatization. Shri B Ramesh Kumar, CGM HR, summarised the proceedings in the end and also proposed the Vote of Thanks. Shri M Venkatesh, our Managing Director handed over the baton for next HR summit to Ms Rashmi Govil, CGM – HR of IOCL.

As a part of the summit, A Director’s conclave was also held separately. Some of the senior members of HR fraternity of Oil and Gas PSUs were felicitated on the occasion. Mr Mathias Praveen Pinto, Manager – Vigilance compered for the entire event along with Ms Saujanya Hegde, a Television anchor. A magnificent display of Tableaus of DK culture further added glamour to the well-crafted event. The delegates, from different Oil PSUs from various corners of the country, complimented Team MRPL for organising the event in an excellent manner.