The award was given to MCL at the 36th Annual PR Conference being held in Jaipur in Rajasthan on Friday.
Instituted by the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), the PRSI National Award 2014 for Crisis Communication (3rd for ‘PR in Action’) was presented by Hon’ble Speaker of Rajasthan Assembly Kailash Meghwal to Vinayak Jamwal, Assistant Public Relations Manager, Department of Public Relations, MCL Headquarters, who was accompanied by the nominated nodal officers for PR, Asha Jyoti, Assistant Manager (P-IR) and Ajit Seth, Assistant Manager (HR).
During the crisis hours which challenged Company’s operations, the proactive approach of PR Department mobilised favourable conditions for the company to continue with coal production that ensured uninterrupted supply of dry fuel to the consumers, particularly the thermal power plants.
The eminent jury for the selection of awards included Wajahat Habibullah, former Chairperson National Commission for Minorities and former Chief Information ommissioner, S K Chaturvedi, Chairman, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (State of Goa and Union Territories), Sarthak Behuria, Group President-Modi Enterprises, Madabhushi Sridhar, Central Information Commissioner, besides Mr Ajit Pathak, PRSI National President, Sumita Singh, PRSI Secretary General and
Nivedita Banerjee, Secretary Treasurer.
A N Sahay, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, MCL and P C Panigrahi has congratulated the Team PR on this achievement.