Oil and Natural Gas Corporation committed to gender parity
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation committed to gender parity

New Delhi: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) here on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to become a role model of gender parity in the corporate world, as the company celebrated the International Women’s Day across all its work centres.

ONGC’s women officers are working across the country and abroad in difficult terrains very successfully to ensure the nation’s quest for energy independence. 

Shashi Shanker, CMD-ONGC, reiterated the organisation’s commitment towards creating an inclusive environment to foster gender parity. He said that ONGC is committed to be a change leader in the corporate realm to ensure gender parity.

The CMD also lauded the role of women officers for contributing in a big way towards ONGC’s success story, and breaching the barriers of remoteness & geography. D D Misra, Director-HR spoke about the management’s vision to become an equal opportunity employer in all its endeavours.

Rajesh Kakkar, Director-Offshore said ONGC, has been at the forefront in encouraging women to move forward without fear or discrimination and the women officers working in offshore platforms are testimony to ONGC’s resolve. AK Dwivedi, Director Exploration, exhorted the need to reduce the gender gap to enhance the pace of progress 

ONGCian Harshini Kanhekar became the first woman fire fighter of the country. Lt Shilpy Gargmukh became India’s first lady Territorial Army Officer in 2016. Another ONGCian Monty Rajkhowa, who was part of the first corporate expedition to the Mount Everest.