JNU Vice Chancellor expresses intent to collaborate with ONGC for socio-economic transformations in India

New Delhi: “Premier institutes of India such as the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) should work hand-in-hand to support the responsible and sustainable initiatives undertaken by corporates like ONGC,” Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, Vice Chancellor, JNU, shared during the celebration of CSR Day 2022 at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in New Delhi on 1 June 2022.

Appreciating the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives undertaken by ONGC across the country, Professor Pandit said that more than 2% of Profit-After-Tax (PAT) being spent on the CSR projects is significant to catalyse deep socio-economic transformation in the country.

Chairperson of the National Commission of Scheduled Tribes Harsh Chauhan appreciated ONGC efforts in CSR. “ONGC presence in community development in remote locations is visible in various parts of our vast country”, he said.

ONGC CMD Dr Alka Mittal said that ONGC is going to institute an employee volunteering program for CSR. “The Graduate Trainees who join the Energy Maharatna will also be exposed to structured training capsules on conceptualizing and delivering appropriate CSR interventions for communities in and around our oil and gas fields.”

The 300-bed multi-speciality hospital in Sivasagar in Upper Assam has been built with support of ONGC CSR with an investment of over 313 crore rupees. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is slated to formally dedicate this hospital to the nation shortly.