INDIA’S top PSUs

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Airports Authority of India Airports Authority of India (AAI) was formed on April 1, 1995 by merging former National Airports Authority and International Airports Authority of India. airportThe merger brought into existence a single organization, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, which is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and airspace. It further provides air traffic management (ATM) services over Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas. AAI manages 125 airports, which include 18 international airport, seven customs airports, 78 domestic airports and 26 civil enclaves at defense airfields. And, also provides air navigation services over 2.8 million square nautical miles of airspace.

Antrix Corporation Limited Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix) is the commercial arm of antrixIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The governmentowned company, under the Department of Space (DOS), was formed on September 28, 1992 under the Companies Act, 1956. It commercially markets and promotes the products and services emanating from the Indian Space Programme. In 2008, the company was awarded Miniratna status.

Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd Miniratna (Category-1) public sector enterprise, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. was started as a partnership venture by two Scotsmen, George Stephen Balmer balmer-lawrieand Alexander Lawrie, in 1867, in Kolkata. Today, along with its five joint ventures and two subsidiaries in India and abroad, Balmer Lawrie, under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is a much-respected transnational diversified conglomerate in manufacturing and service sectors. It is the market leader in steel barrels, industrial greases and specialty lubricants, corporate travel and logistics services. It also has significant presence in several other businesses, which includes leather chemicals, logistics infrastructure etc. For 149 years, Balmer Lawrie has been successfully responding to the demands of an ever changing environment, leveraging every change as an opportunity to innovate and emerge a leader in industry.

BEML Limited Miniratna (Category-1) BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited) was established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking to manufacture rail beml-limitedcoaches, spare parts and mining equipment in Bengaluru. Presently, the Indian government owns 54 percent of its total equity and rest 46 percent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees. The company, today, serves core sectors like defence, railways, power, mining and infrastructure. It operates under three major business verticals, which includes mining and construction, defence and railways and metro. BEML’s nationwide network of sales offices enables buyers with ready access to its wide range of products. Also, the full-fledged service centres and parts depots offer total equipment care, maintenance contracts and rehabilitation services.

Bharat Coking Coal Limited Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited with its headquarters in Dhanbad. Formed in January, 1972, the company, bharat-coking-coalwhich operates 214 coking coal mines in the Jharia and Raniganj coalfields, ensures planned development of the scarce coking coal resources in the country. BCCL, a public sector undertaking, is engaged in mining of coal and related activities. It produces bulk of the coking coal mined in the country and is also the major producer of prime coking coal (raw and washed) in India. Medium coking coal is produced in its mines in Mohuda and Barakar areas. In addition, BCCL also operates washeries, sand gathering plants, a network of aerial ropeways for transport of sand, and a coal bed methane-based power plant in Moonidih.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), established in the mid fifties (1956), is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy–related/infrastructure sector, today. However, it has diversified its product base and bharat-heavy-electricalscaters to almost all sectors of economy, which includesfertilizers and petrochemicals, refineries, oil exploration etc. With a massive network of 15 manufacturing units all over India, BHEL’s operates mostly around three business sectors, namely power, industry – including transmission, transportation, telecommunication and renewable energy – and overseas business. In July 2011, the company successfully commissioned India’s first thermal set of 525 MW rating at Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand.

Bridge and Roof Company (India) Limited Established in 1920, Bridge and Roof, today, operates under the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public bridge-and-roof-companyEnterprises. In the financial year 2015- 2016, the company, which serves to both private and public sectors, in India and abroad, earned a turnover of Rs. 1710.18 crores. It is known for using modern construction equipment and technology, with high degree of expertise and substantial in-house resources for construction purposes. B&R’s pursuit of excellence and adherence to quality has earned itself ISO 9001: 2008 for tank construction and ISO 9001: 2008 for manufacture of railway wagons, bridge girders, bunk houses and bailey type unit bridges. The company is ready to take on new challenges and be recognized as a dynamic and professional organisation.

Bharat Pumps & Compressors Limited Bharat Pumps and compressors Ltd. (BPCL), a public sector undertaking, under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterpriseswas bharat-pumpsset up in 1970 at Naini, Allahabad. It is an import substitution unit for manufacture of sophisticated process pumps and compressors for core sector industries. The company manufactures and supplies heavy duty pumps and compressors and high pressure seamless and CNG gas cylinders/ cascades for oil exploration and exploitation, refineries, petrochemicals, chemicals, fertilizer and downstream industries.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), earlier known as Burmah Shell Group of Companies, is one of the leading company in the petroleum bharat-petroleum-corporationsector in India. With vast industrial development in 1860, Burmah Oil Company, a part of Rangoon Oil Company, which was formed in 1871 to refine crude oil produced from primitive hand dug wells in upper Burma, became a major player in South Asia. The search for oil in India began in 1886, when Goodenough of McKillop Stewart Company drilled a well near Jaypore in upper Assam to find oil. In 1889, the Assam Railway and Trading Company (ARTC) struck oil at Digboi marking the beginning of oil production in India. It operated under Burmah Shell Group of Companies. On 24th January 1976, the Burmah Shell Group of Companies was taken over by the Government of India to form Bharat Refineries Limited. On August 1, 1977, it was renamed Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. which was formed on September 15, 2000, provides telecom services and network management all across the country, taking bharat-sanchar-nigamover the business from Central Government Departments of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO). It is one of the largest and leading public sector units providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India. BSNL serves its customers with a wide bouquet of telecom services namely wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM mobile, internet, broadband, carrier service, MPLSVPN, VSAT, VoIP, IN Services, FTTH, etc. and offers several customer-friendly tariff schemes. It has set up a world class multi-gigabit, multi-protocol convergent IP infrastructure that provides convergent services like voice, data and video through the same Backbone and Broadband Access Network.

Broadcast Engineering & Consultants (I) Limited Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, ISO/ IEC 20000:2012 broadcast-engineeringcertified, Miniratna PSE, was established on March 24, 1995 and provide project consultancy services and turnkey solutions encompassing the entire gamut of radio and television broadcast engineering viz content production facilities, terrestrial, like satellite and cable broadcasting in India and abroad. It also provides associated services like building design and construction, human resource related activities like training, providing man power etc. It also undertakes supply of specialized communication, monitoring, security and surveillance systems to defense, police department and various para-military forces. The operations of Becil were headquartered in New Delhi and the company now has its Corporate Office in Noida and Regional Office in Bangalore.

BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), under the Ministry of Defence, was set up in 1954 to meet the specialized electronic needs of the Indian defence bharat-electronics-limitedservices. Over the years, it has grown into a multi–product, multi–technology, and multi–unit company serving a huge section of customers in different sectors. An elite group of public sector undertakings, BEL has been accorded Navratna status. The company has managed to keep the pace with the advancement in the electronics technology. It has received the Dun & Bradstreet–Rolta Corporate Award, under the Electrical and Electronic Equipment category, for 2010 and the SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) Meritorious Award for Corporate Governance for 2009–10.

Bharat Dynamics Limited Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), under the Ministry of Defence, was established in Hyderabad in 1970 to manufacture guided missiles and allied defence bharat-dynamics-limitedequipment. Nurtured by a pool of talented engineers, drawn from DRDO and aerospace industries, BDL began its journey by producing the first generation Anti -Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) – the French SS11B1. The product was a culmination of a licence agreement that the Centre entered into with Aerospatiale, French Republic. BDL has three manufacturing units in Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, Bhanur, Medak district, T.S. and Visakhapatnam. Two new units are planned at Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy district, T.S. and Amravathi, Maharashtra. BDL, a Miniratna (Category – I) public sector unit, is amongst a few industries in the world having capabilities to produce state-ofthe- art guided weapon systems.

Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd. (CMPDI), a consultancy organization, was established in 1975 as a subsidiary central-mine-pla-nning-design-institute-limitedof Coal India Limited to render consultancy services (i.e. from concept to commissioning) to the mother consern and its subsidiaries. Headquatered in Jharkhand, it is Miniratna (Category-II) company since May 2009 and ISO 9001 certified since March 1998. All set for ISO 27001 certification for its information security management. Today, it provides consultancy services and also turnkey execution of projects to various organizations in India and abroad. The company also provides mineral exploration, geological exploration, mine and engineering planning and design, etc. In addition, it offers geological, geotechnical, and allied support services; and resource evaluation and management, etc.

Central Railside Wa rehouse Company Limited CWC initially constructed a warehousing facility on railway land as a pilot project at Whitefield Goods Terminal, in Bengaluru, as part central-railside-wa-rehouse-companyof its diversification activities, after an agreement with the Indian Railway. It started oprationg from February 2002 and started attracting additional traffic to the railways, improved customer’s service and an volume of cargo also increased significantly. Following this, CWC started developing railside warehousing complexes in other centres, near identified rail terminals. To give a thrust to this line of activity, all the railside warehousing complexes was brought under the control Central Railside Warehouse Company Ltd, formed in 2007, which is a subsidiary company of CWC.

Cochin Shipyard Limited Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) is an ISO 9001 accreditated shipbuilding, maintenance and repair yard company in India. It has an exclusive area set for cochin-shipyard-limitedoffshore construction and future expansion. As one of the India’s top 10 public sector undertakings, CSL has been rated excellent by the Government of India four times in a row for achieving the targets set for the yard under the MoU system. With specialized industry knowledge and superior resources, CSL has constantly unfolded new levels of excellence in shipbuilding and repair. As a technology leader in India, CSL has adopted the Japanese integrated hull outfitting and painting system (IHOP) for its new construction, which gives a clear edge to CSL in the field of fabrication of commissioning of accommodation modules and topside modification.

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) is an Indian state-owned oil and gas corporation headquartered in Chennai. It was formed as chennai-petroleum-corporationa joint venture in 1965 between the Government of India (GOI), AMOCO and National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). It has two refineries with a combined refining capacity. The Manali Refinery is one of the most complex refineries in India, which produces fuel, lube, wax and petrochemical feedstocks. The other refinery is located at the Cauvery Basin in Nagapattinam. Few major products include LPG, motor spirit, superior kerosene, aviation turbine fuel, high speed diesel, naphtha, bitumen, lube base stocks, paraffin wax, fuel oil, hexane and petrochemical feed stocks. CPCL plays the role of a ‘mother industry’ supplying feedstocks to the neighboring industries in Manali. CPCL has also made pioneering efforts in the field of energy and water conservation by setting up a wind farm and sewage reclamation and sea water desalination plants. It has been rated as Miniratna category-1 company by the government.

Coal India Limited Coal India Limited (CIL), an organized state owned coal mining corporate, was eshtablished in November 1975 as government decided to take over all coal-india-limited1private coal mines. It is the largest coal producing company in the world, on the basis of amount of raw coal it produces. It also fully owns a mining company in Mozambique, christened as ‘Coal India Africana Limitada’. CIL also manages as many as 200 other establishments, like workshops, hospitals etc. Further, it also owns 26 technical and management training institutes and 102 vocational training institutes centres. Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM) is a state-ofthe- art management training institute. CIL having fulfilled the financial and other prerequisites was granted the Maharatna recognition in April 2011.

Central Warehousing Corporation Central Warehousing Corporation, established in 1957 to provide logistics support to the agricultural sector, is now one of the biggest public central-wa-rehousingwarehouse operators in the country, which offers logistics services to a diverse group of clients. CWC is operates 440 warehouses across the country with a storage capacity of 10.09 million tonnes and provides warehousing services for a wide range of products, which includes food grain, industrial, custom bonded, container freight stations, inland clearance depots and air cargo complexes.