India’s Top PSUs

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. The 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 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The government-owned 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.

Miniratna (Category-1)
public sector enterprise, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. was started as a partnership venture by two Scotsmen, George Stephen Balmer and 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.

Miniratna (Category-1)
BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited) was established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking to manufacture rail coaches, 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, which 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 caters 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.

Established in 1920, Bridge and Roof, today, operates under the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
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 and compressors Ltd. (BPCL), a public sector undertaking, under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterpriseswas set 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, petro-chemicals, chemicals, fertilizer and downstream industries.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), earlier known as Burmah Shell Group of Companies, is one of the leading company in the petroleum sector 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. which was formed on September 15, 2000, provides telecom services and network management all across the country, taking over 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, MPLS-VPN, 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.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), under the Ministry of Defence, was set up in 1954 to meet the specialized electronic needs of the Indian defence services. 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.

Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 20000:2012 certified, 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 Dynamics Limited (BDL), under the Ministry of Defence, was established in Hyderabad in 1970 to manufacture guided missiles and allied defence equipment. 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-of-the-art guided weapon systems.

Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Ltd. (CMPDI), a consultancy organization, was established in 1975 as a subsidiary of 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.

CWC initially constructed a warehousing facility on railway land as a pilot project at Whitefield Goods Terminal, in Bengaluru, as part of 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 (CSL) is an ISO 9001 accreditated shipbuilding, maintenance and repair yard company in India. It has an exclusive area set for offshore 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 (CPCL) is an Indian state-owned oil and gas corporation headquartered in Chennai. It was formed as a 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 (CIL), an organized state owned coal mining corporate, was eshtablished in November 1975 as government decided to take over all private 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-of-the-art management training institute.
CIL having fulfilled the financial and other prerequisites was granted the Maharatna recognition in April 2011.

Central Warehousing Corporation, established in 1957 to provide logistics support to the agricultural sector, is now one of the biggest public warehouse 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.

Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL) manages the nationalized coal mines under Coal Mines Authority. Headquartered in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Central Coalfields Limited is a Miniratna Category-I company since October 2007. NCDC played a pioneering role in India’s coal industry by introducing large-scale mechanisation and modern and scientific methods of coal mining. It went in for foreign collaboration with countries such as Poland and the USSR, besides limited collaboration with Japan, West Germany and France.

Dredging Corporation of India Limited, or DCI, is a Miniratna Indian PSU that does dredging for Indian seaports exclusively. It occasionally dredges at foreign seaports in countries such as Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Dubai.
Almost all the maintenance and dredging required in Indian seaports is carried out by DCI due to government regulations. It also does capital dredging, beach nourishment, and land reclamation. Their main shores are Visakhapatnam Port, Haldia, Kandla, Cochin Port and Ennore Port. It is headquartered at Visakhapatnam and has project offices at many seaports in India. It is ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Engineering Projects (India) Ltd., provides industrial construction and contracting services across India and abroad. Its services include feasibility studies, project reports, design and engineering, supply of plant and equipment, etc.
Engineering Projects (India) Ltd. was formerly known as Indian Consortium for Industrial Projects Ltd. but it was changed to Engineering Projects (India) Ltd. in December 1970. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in New Delhi, India.
EPI is proud to be one of the first few companies to have been awarded integrated certification for quality management and the environment management system and is a Miniratna company.

Engineers India (EIL), formed in 1965, provides engineering and related technical services to petroleum refineries and other industrial projects. The company has broadened its activities in other areas such as pipelines, petrochemicals, oil and gas processing, offshore structures and platforms, fertilizers, metallurgy and power.
Today, EIL is Asia’s leading design and engineering company that offers complete range of project services. In order to offer its services, EIL has explored new areas such as highways and bridges, IT, airports, mass rapid transport systems, ports and terminals, power projects, non–conventional/renewable energy sources, specialist materials and maintenance services, intelligent buildings, water and urban development projects.
The company has received ISO 9001:2000 certifications for quality management. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has its branch offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Vadodara. Internationally the company offices are in London, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia and Australia.

FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals (India) Limited (FAGMIL) was under the Indian Companies Act, 1956 with the objective to take over the units of FCIL viz; Jodhpur Mining Organization to establish and carry on in India or other parts of world with businesses relating to Gypsum and other minerals and their by-products. They also manufactured various fertilizers. FAGMIL is a schedule ‘C’ CPSE in other minerals and metals sector under the administrative control of Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
Its registered and corporate offices are at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The authorized and paid up share capital of the company was Rs. 10 crore and Rs. 7.33 crore respectively as on March 31, 2010. The shareholding of the Government of India in the company is100 percent.

Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL) was conceived and incorporated as a PSE in 1981, under the Ministry of Education and Culture (reconstituted as the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 1985). Recently, the company has adopted a new logo and is known as EdCIL (India) Limited with effect from January 30, 2009. It offers consultancy and technical services in different areas of education and human resource development not only within the country but also on a global basis.
EdCIL’s performance has been rated as excellent by the Department of Public Enterprises for four years during the last one decade. EdCIL has also been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence for the year 1998-99 and is categorized as a ‘Miniratna Organization’.

Joint sector company
, Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited, specializes in processing of steel scrap. The company was formed in March 1979 to take over the business from Hackett Engineering Company, a division of Harsco Corporate, USA, as per the enforcement of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973. A Miniratna (Category-II), IMS Certified company, FSNL operates under Ministry of Steel, with authorized and paid up share capital of Rs 200 lakhs.
FSNL has over the years evolved as a pioneer organization in the field of steel mill services. At present, it is working in eight steel plants in the country, BHEL Haridwar, Rail Wheel Factory Bangaluru and offers services at a very competitive prices.

Miniratna Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) is one of the best shipyards in India. Located in Vasco da Gama, Goa, the company was established in 1957, by the colonial government of the Portuguese in India, as the “Estaleiros Navais de Goa”. In the wake of Portugal’s defeat and its unconditional surrender, GSL was requisitioned to manufacture warships for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. Till date, it has built 167 vessels, including barges, tugs, landing craft, offshore patrol vessels and other vessels for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard and for export to countries like Yemen.

GAIL India Limited, a premier integrated energy company, is one of the coveted ‘Navratna’ category Indian public sector companies. It owns and operates a gas-based petro-chemical complex at PATA, near Kanpur.
With ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditations, GAIL is committed towards producing a quality product with creating, maintaining and ensuring a safe and clean environment. GAIL’s polymer products are environment-friendly and fully re-cyclable. It provides a wide choice of grades with consistent and reliable quality to its customers.

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) is the leading warship building company, under the Ministry of Defence. Since 1960, it has built different kinds of warships, starting from state-of-the-art frigates and corvettes to fast patrol boats, playing a pivotal role in the defence preparedness of the country. GRSE has built and supplied close to 700 vessels, to carry men and materials as well as for surveillance purposes on the coast line. Apart from ship building and ship repair section, it also owns a Engineering and Engine Division. On September 5, 2006, GRSE was accorded the status of Miniratna (Category I).
The second phase of shipyard modernization project was completed and the new facility was inaugurated in June 2013.

Hindustan Aircraft Private Limited (HAPL) set up by Walchand Hirachand as a private aircraft manufacturing company in 1940. But, in March 1941, Government of India became a shareholders by buying 1/3rd of its share capital. Subsequently, in 1942 it took over the management of the company.
In December 1945, after WW II, the company came under the Ministry of Industry and Supply. In January 1951, the Ministry of Defence took it over. Meanwhile, in August 1963, government-owned Aeronautics India Limited (AIL) formed to manufacture MIG 21 aircraft, under license from Russia.
In October 1964, AIL and HAPL were merged to form Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to design, manufacture, repair and overhaul aircrafts, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments and accessories.

Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), a public sector undertaking, under the Ministry of Mines, was incorporated on November 9, 1967. It is the nation’s only vertically integrated copper producing company as it manufactures copper right from the stage of mining to beneficiation, smelting, refining and casting of refined copper metal into downstream saleable products.
It markets copper cathodes, copper wire bar, continuous cast copper rod and by-products, such as anode slime (containing gold, silver, etc.), copper sulphate and sulphuric acid. HCL’s mines and plants are spread across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.

Hindustan Newsprint Ltd. (HNL), incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956, on 7 June 1983, in Kottayam District, Kerala, is a government-owned subsidiary of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPC). In 1983, when the Kerala Newsprint Project was commenced commercial operations, the Indian government directed HPC to promote and incorporate as a government company, under the Companies Act, 1956, to take over and the Newsprint Mill and acquire all the properties and assets as well as all the debts and liabilities. Accordingly, HPC promoted and incorporated Hindustan Newsprint Limited (HNL) as its fully owned subsidiary.

HPC is an extended arm of the Union Government to intensify the literacy movement through the growth of the paper industry. Today, it is one of the largest manufacturers of paper and newsprint in South East Asia. Simultaneously, HPC has been playing a dominant role in the socio-economic development of the North-East region.
Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC) was set up on May 29, 1970 to produce substantial volumes of c paper and newsprint to maintain stability of price in a volatile market. Besides, it was designed to be a catalyst for industrial growth in the North-East. The group has four paper mills, two of which are units and two are subsidiary companies. It is the holding company for Hindustan Newsprint Ltd. (HNL) and Nagaland Pulp & Paper Company Ltd. (NPPC). Nagaon Paper Mill (NPM) and Cachar Paper Mill (CPM).

Navaratna, mega public sector undertaking, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL), is a Fortune 500 company. It operates two major refineries producing a wide variety of petroleum fuels and specialties, one in Mumbai (west coast) and the other in Vishakhapatnam, (east coast). HPCL holds an equity stake of 16.95 percent in Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals, a state–of–the–art refinery.
HPCL won the prestigious MOU Award for 2007–08 for excellent overall performance, and for being one of the top ten public sector enterprises which fall under the ‘excellent’ category.
HPCL has successfully integrated information technology in its activities at different levels. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is now operational on JDEdwards, an Oracle product, across the corporation.

HLL Lifecare Limited (formerly Hindustan Latex Limited) (HLL), based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is a government – owned PSU which manufactures healthcare products. In 2005, HLL established LifeSpring Hospitals, on 50 percent partnership with the Acumen Fund, a U.S.-based non-profit global fund, to provide low-cost maternity services, starting at Hyderabad. Today it has nine hospitals across Andhra Pradesh. In February 2014, HLL acquired 74 percent equity in Goa Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Hindustan Machine Tools Limited, or HMT began in a small way to meet a big commitment -to manufacture mother machines to build modern industrial India. In 2000, the companies businesses were reorganized into separate subsidiaries; and in April, 2000, HMT Machine Tools Limited was born as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the holding company, HMT Limited.
HMT (International) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of HMT Limited, a Government of India undertaking. HMT (I) was set up in 1974 to handle international projects and export of products of its parent company and other Indian manufacturers. Their products are marketed internationally by its subsidiary, HMT (International) Ltd. HMT(I) also exports machine tools and other engineering products manufactured by other reputed firms in India backed by efficient after-sales-service.

Established on April 25, 1970, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO) is a government owned organization, which was formed with the objective to provide long-term finance for the construction of houses, undertaking urban development programs and infrastructure facilities.
HUDCO has played a stellar role in the implementation of National Housing Policy. It was later given the responsibility of the priority programmes like low cost sanitation, slum upgradation, staff housing, night shelter for footpath dwellers and others.

HSCC (India) Limited, earlier Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation Limited, is a Miniratna (Government of India) enterprise under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
HSCC is a multi-disciplinary consultancy and procurement management service organisation working in the healthcare and other social infrastructure development sectors, one of the few in the World. The company offers services in feasibility studies, design engineering, detailed tender documentation, construction, supervision, comprehensive project management, procurement support services in all areas of civil, mechanical, information technology and auxiliary medical service areas.
Headquatered in Delhi, HSCC has its corporate office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. An ISO: 9001:2008 accredited company, it adopts an integrated approach to projects to provide client-specific and cost-effective innovative solutions

The tourism wing of the Government of India, ITDC was formed in October 1966 to promote and expand tourism in the country. ITDC runs hotels, restaurants at various places, besides providing transport facilities. It also produces, distributes and sales tourist publicity literature and responsible for providing entertainment and duty free shopping facilities to the tourists. It has further ventured in innovative services like full-fledged money changer (FFMC) services, engineering related consultancy services etc. Presently, ITDC has a network of eight Ashok Group of Hotels, five joint venture hotels, one restaurant, 11 transport units, nine duty free shop at airports and seaports and two sound and light shows.
Besides, it also manages a hotel at Bharatpur and a restaurant at Kosi.

ITPO, the premier trade promotion agency, under Ministry of Commerce & Industry, promotes country’s achievement in the trade and commerce sector and acts as a catalyst for growth of India’s trade. ITPO regulates and approves international trade fairs in India so that there are no duplications It further manages India’s world class exhibition complex, spread over 123 acres in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, which has exhibition space in 16 halls, besides 10,000 sq. mtrs. of open display area. The complex is constantly upgraged to keep up the standards.
ITPO’s regional offices at Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai, through their respective profile of activities, ensure a concerted and well co-ordinated trade promotion drive throughout the country.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), India’s flagship national oil company, was formed on June 30, 1959 as Indian Oil Company. The company was renamed as Indian Oil Corporation on September 1, 1964 after the company merged with Indian Refineries (established in 1958).
The Indian Oil Group of companies owns and operates ten of India’s 20 refineries and it caters to millions of people every day through a countrywide network of about 35,000 sales points. The company’s ISO–9002 certified ‘aviation service’ commands over 63 percent market share in the aviation fuel business, meeting the fuel needs of domestic and international flag carriers, private airlines and the Indian defence services. It has set up a commercial Hydrogen–CNG station at an Indian Oil retail outlet.
The company has tied up with several players such as Adani Energy, Reliance Gas Corporation, OIL and ONGC, etc., to set up joint ventures in various cities.

An extended arm of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd., (IRCTC) is a Public Sector Enterprise, formed on September 27, 1999, is responsible for upgradation, professionalize and manage the catering and hospitality services at stations, on trains and other locations. It further promotes domestic and international tourism through its budget hotels, special tour packages, information and commercial publicity and global reservation systems.
The company has made a significant mark in its passenger-services oriented business by setting up food plazas on railway premises, ‘Railneer’, tour packages and e-ticketing.
It also manages catering services in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and mail/ express trains and has static catering units such as refreshment rooms, AVMs, book stalls, milk stalls and ice cream stallsacross the Indian railway network.

Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL), which was initially started as a private limited company, was later jointly acquired by the Government of India and Government of Travancore, Cochin on August 18, 1950. Its the commercial arm of the Rare Earths Division (RED), Aluva, Kerala, which processes monazite sand to recover thorium.
After becoming a full fledged Central Government Undertaking in 1963, under the administrative control of Department of Atomic Energy(DAE), IREL took over a number of private companies engaged in mining and separation of beach sand minerals in southern part of the country. It established two more divisions in Chavara, Kerala and Manavalakurichi(MK), Tamil Nadu.
After about 20 years, IREL commissioned its largest division, Orissa Sand Complex (OSCOM), at Chatrapur, Orissa. Today, IREL operates these four units with its corporate office in Mumbai and sells six heavy minerals namely ilmenite, rutile, zircon, monazite, sillimanite and garnet as well as various value added products.

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is a Miniratna (Category – I) enterprise. under the ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). IREDA is a public limited government company which was started as a non-banking financial institution in 1987 and engaged in promoting, developing and extending financial assistance to set up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy.

Ircon International Limited (IRCON) is an engineering and construction company, which specializes in transport infrastructure. The company was established in 1976, under The Companies Act, 1956. IRCON was registered as the Indian Railway Construction Company Limited, an entity of the Ministry of Railways. Its primary charter was the construction of railway projects in India and abroad.
The company has since diversified into other transport and infrastructure segments and with its expanded scope of operations around the world, the name was changed to Ircon International Limited in October 1995.

Miniratna KIOCL Limited
, under the Ministry of Steel, formed on April 2, 1976 and is essentially a commercial unit which specializes in iron ore mining, filtration technology . With its offices in Bangalore and Mangalore, KIOCL has dedicated and experienced senior level staff with more than 25 years of experience in operating and maintenance of pelletization plant.
KIOCL has already entered into several O&M works across India. Under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, KIOCL produced high grade pellets out of imported high grade ore procured from Brazil.

One of the eight subsidiaries of CIL, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is one of the major coal producing companies of India. It was carved out of South Eastern Coalfields Limited in 1992 with its headquarters at Sambalpur and manages various coal mines spread across Odisha. It has seven open cast mines and three underground mines under its fold.

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) was set up on April1, 1986 to upgrade the quality of telecom services and expand the network in Delhi and Mumbai. In 23 years, the company has become India’s leading and one of Asia’s largest telecom operating companies. Besides having a strong financial base, MTNL has achieved a vast customer base also.
The company has also been in the forefront of technology induction by converting 100 percent of its telephone exchange network into the state–of–the–art digital mode. It has grown rapidly by modernizing the network and adopting a customer friendly approach.
The government currently holds 56.25 per cent stake in the company.

Ennore Port, officially renamed Kamarajar Port Limited, the first port in India and currently, the12th major port in the country, is on the Coromandel coast about 24 km north to the Chennai port. The Centre holds a stake of about 68 percent in the port Limited and the remaining 32 percent is held by the Chennai Port Trust.
It was declared as a major port, under the Indian Ports Act, 1908 in March 1999 and incorporated as Ennore Port Limited under the Companies Act, 1956 in October 1999. Today, Kamarajar Port, designed as Asia’s energy port, is the only corporatized major port and is registered as a company.

Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Limited (MRPL), a schedule ‘A’ CPSE and a subsidiary of ONGC is a state-of-art grassroot refinery in Mangalore, which process about 15 million metric tonnes petroleum products per annum.
Setup in 1988, the company was initially meant to process around three million metric tonnes petrol per annum. Its capacity was increased later. The highly flexible refinery is able to process crudes of various APIs. MRPL has two hydrocrackers which can produces premium diesel of high cetane and two CCRs producing unleaded petrol of high octane. MRPL has been declared as Miniratna in 2007.

Schedule ‘A’, Miniratna (category-1), MOIL Limited, was originally setup as Manganese Ore (India) Limited in 1962. Later, it was changed from Manganese Ore (India) Limited to MOIL Limited during the financial year 2010-11.
MOIL operates 10 mines, six in Nagpur and Bhandara in Maharashtra and four in the Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. All these mines are about a century old, the Balaghat mine is the largest mine of the Company. Except three, rests of the mines are worked through underground method. MOIL fulfils about 50 percent of the total requirement of dioxide ore in India. It has set up a plant to manufacture 1,000 metric ton electrolytic manganese dioxide per annum. This product is used to manufacture dry battery cells. A ferro manganese plant having a capacity of 10,000 metric tonne per annum was also set up in 1998 by MOIL for value addition.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, aptly called ‘ship builder to the nation’, is the India’s leading shipyard.
It constructs state-of-the-art warships and submarines with facilities available in Mumbai and Nhava. It is capable of building warships, submarines, merchant ships upto 30,000 DWT. The company has a large number of workshops abled with sophisticated equipment and machines, specific to hull fabrication and ship construction work.
The workforce is well trained in various disciplines. Regular training programmes keep the men technologically abreast.

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), a government of India enterprises, was set up in 1976 in Hyderabad to produce strategic materials, which in turn make the country self reliant. For over three decades now, MIDHANI has been innovating alloys, taking a lead position in indigenization of critical technologies and products to support several programmes of hi-tech Indian industry. It also started developing and manufacturing custom made alloys for specific customers. Growth of high technology industries is invariably interlinked with availability of special materials. Aeronautics, space, atomic energy, armament, power and general engineering industries has attained a high level of technical perfection, which has in turn dictated stringent quality requirement on the materials.

Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited ( MECL ) was established as an autonomous public sector company in October 1972, under Ministry of Mines, for systematic exploration of minerals, to bridge the gap between the initial discovery of a prospect and its eventual exploitation.
MECL has completed over 1,339 projects and established 1,57,387 million tonnes of ores and mineral reserves for coal, lignite, bauxite, copper, gold, lead-zinc, iron ore, limestone, manganese, magnesite, chromite, fluorspar and several other industrial minerals since its inception.

MECON LIMITED is a public sector undertaking, under the Ministry of Steel, established in 1959 under the aegis of Central Engineering & Design Bureau (CEDB). It is India’s frontline engineering, consultancy and contracting organization, offering full range of services to set up of project from concept to commissioning. MECON is a multi- disciplinary firm with 1,465 experienced and dedicated engineers, scientists and technologists, having a network of offices spread all over the country.
An ISO: 9001:2008 rated company, MECON has played a significant role in the development and expansion of Indian industries and is registered with international financial institutions like WB, ADB, and AFDB and has technological tie-ups with world leaders.

Established in 1963, MMTC Limited, one of the two highest foreign exchange earners for India, is a leading international trading company with a turnover of around US$ 10 billion.
It is the largest international trading company of India and the first public sector enterprise to be accorded the status of “five star export house” for long standing contribution to exports.
MMTC is the largest non-oil importer in India and its diverse trade activities include third country trade, joint ventures and link deals – all modern day tools of international trading. Its vast international trade network includes a wholly owned international subsidiary in Singapore, spans almost in all countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania and Americas.

MSTC Limited was set up in September 9, 1964 to act as a regulating authority for export of ferrous scrap with an investment of Rs 6 lakhs. The investment were made Government of India, Members of Steel Arc Furnace Association and members of ISSAI.
A Mini Ratna Category-I PSU, under the Ministry of Steel, MSTC became a subsidiary of SAIL in 1974.
In 1982, it got delinked from SAIL and became an independent company, under Ministry of Steel, and remained a canalizing agency for import of ferrous scrap till 1992.
MSTC has emerged as a major player in the country for promoting e-commerce. It has also created a e-auction portal namely,, which has become an immensely popular as it made transactions transparent and fair.

National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), under Ministry of Urban Development, previously called Ministry of Works, Housing & Supply, started in November 1960, is one of the few public sector companies engaged in project management consultancy services for civil construction and infrastructure for power sector and real estate development. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company in addition has 10 regional or zonal offices across India. The projects undertaken by company are spread across 23 states and 1 union territory in India. In addition, the company also has undertaken projects overseas. On October 14, 2008, it has been scheduled PSU status. The company has also been awarded ISO 9001:2008 from the Bureau of Indian Standards in respect of its consultancy and project management division. The company has also received Excellent rating from MoUD for each of the fiscal years from 2004 to 2010.

A schedule ‘A’ and Miniratna (Category-1) company, National Fertilizer Limited was set up on August 23, 1974 to set up two fuel oil and LSHS based urea plants in Panipat and Bathinda to produce 5.11 LMT fuel oil each. Nangal plant of Fertilizer Corporation of India was later merged with NFL in 1978, after re-organization of FCI group of plants and, today, it is the 2nd largest producer of urea in the country with a total share of 15.5 percent and largest urea producer amongst public sector urea producing companies. NFL is engaged in producing and marketing of neem coated urea, bio-fertilizers and other allied industrial products. During 2015-16, it has also commenced multiplication program for production of quality seeds for wheat, soybean, paddy etc. for sale in NFL’s own brand.

The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), based in Mumbai, was established in 1975 to encourage production high quality Indian cinema. It functions in areas of film financing, production and distribution, under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry and foster excellence in cinema.
NFDC has provided a wide range of services essential for the growth of Indian cinema, especially Indian parallel cinema in the 1970s and 80s. It has so far funded or produced over 300 films. These films, in various Indian languages, have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards.

NSC was established in March 1963 to undertake production of foundation and certified seeds. It was intially designed to promote and develop seed industry in the country and supply of quality seeds and other agro input to farmers to enhance agricultural productivity. NSC produces more than one lakhs tones of certified/quality seeds per year covering 600 varieties of 60 crops and hybrids of cereals, millets, pulses, oilseeds, fodder, fibre and vegetables.
It is a Schedule –‘B’, Miniratna (category-I) CPSE, under the Ministry of Agriculture, and the government of India is a 100 percent shareholder. With its registered and corporate offices is at New Delhi, National Seeds Corporation plays a key role in the implementation of various government schemes.

National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) is an ISO 9001-2008 certified government enterprise, under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). It has been working to promote aid and foster the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the country.
NSIC operates through countrywide network of offices and technical centres to manage operations in India. While NSIC operates from its office in Johannesburg, South Africa for operations in Africa. In addition, it has set up training-cum-incubation centre managed by professional manpower.

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), started in 1956, is a private limited company responsible for lignite mining and power generation. At present, NLC operates three opencast lignite mines of total capacity of 24 million tonnes and three thermal power stations with total installed capacity of 2,490 mega watt.
Neyveli Lignite Corporation was converted into Public Sector Enterprise, under Ministry of Coal in 1986. The company also operates subsidiary –– NLC Tamilnadu Power Limited.
It has a chequered history of achievements. Centre for Applied Research and Development (CARD) is the in–house research and development centre of Neyveli Lignite Corporation and is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology since 1975. UNIDO has funded a project to establish Lignite Energy Research Institute (LERI) at Neyveli, which will be capable of providing technical support to ensure the latest and most appropriate technologies for minimizing negative environmental effects.

India’s single largest iron ore producer and exporter
, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) was incorporated in 1958 as a government-owned public enterprise. The company, under the Ministry of Steel, is involved in the exploration of a wide range of minerals including iron, copper, rock phosphate, lime stone etc. The company has the only mechanized diamond mine in the country in Panna, Madhya Pradesh. It has been declared as the ‘centre of excellence’ in the field of mineral processing by the expert group of UNIDO. The entire area of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, known as Dandakaranya was brought to the mainstream by the magnificent effort of NMDC by opening– up of mines. In recognition to the company’s growing status and consistent excellent performance, it has been categorized as a ‘Navratna’ Public Sector Enterprise in 2008.

North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO) was incorporated in 1976 to plan, investigate, design, construct, generate, operate and maintain power stations in the North Eastern Region of India. It was set up under the Ministry of Power and is conferred with the Schedule ‘A’, Miniratna (Category-I )CPSE status. It operates five hydro, three thermal and one solar power stations with a combined installed capacity of 1,251MW. NEEPCO has five power projects which are under construction.

NHPC Limited, a government enterprise, was setup in 1975 with an authorized share capital of Rs 2,000 million to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power system. However today, NHPC is capable of producing power from conventional and non-conventional sources in India and abroad.
At present, NHPC is a Miniratna (Category-I) enterprise with ashare capital of Rs. 1,50,000 million. NHPC is ranked as a premier organization in the country for development of hydropower. Initially, on incorporation, NHPC took over the execution of Salal Stage-I, Bairasiul and Loktak Hydro-electric projects from Central Hydroelectric Project Construction and Control Board. Since then, it has executed 20 projects with an installed capacity of 6507 MW.

Northern Coalfields Limited, formed in November 1985, is a subsidiary company of Coal India Limitedoperating from Singrauli office in Madhya Pradesh.
NCL produces coal through mechanized opencast mines but it is also committed towards environmental protection. It is one of the very few mining companies, which has got unified Integrated Management System (IMS) complying with Standard ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 for simultaneous management of economic, environmental and occupational health and safety. NCL, through its community development programmes, has significantly contributed towards improvement and development of the areas they operate.

NTPC Limited is engaged in the generation and sale of electricity from plants setup in 1975. Essentially, the company generates power from coal-based thermal power plant, however, it also involved inbusinesses like consultancy, project management and supervision, re-gasification, oil and gas exploration and coal mining.
A Maharatna company from May 2010, NTPC is one of the four companies to have the status. It was ranked 400th in the ‘2016, Forbes Global 2000’ ranking of the world’s biggest companies. It also holds approximately nine renewable energy projects.Its subsidiaries include NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited, Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited, Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is a global energy holding company, which is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. It is involved in exploration & Production (E&P) and also refining.
The company’s geographical segments include operations in two categories: In India, which includes onshore and offshore, and abroad. Its business include oil field services, transportation of the oil and natural gas, and production of value-added products, such as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), naphtha, refining, petrochemicals, power, unconventional and alternate sources of energy.
Its subsidiaries are ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) and ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited. The Company’s oil and gas reserves are located internationally at Russia, Colombia, Vietnam, Brazil and Venezuela.

On February 18, 1959, Oil India Private Limited was incorporated to expand and develop the newly discovered oil fields of Naharkatiya and Moran in the Indian North East. In 1961, it became a joint venture company between the Indian Government and Burmah Oil Company Limited, UK.
In 1981, OIL became a wholly-owned Government of India enterprise. Today, OIL is a premier Indian National Oil Company engaged in the business of exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas, transportation of crude oil and production of LPG. OIL also provides various E&P related services and holds 26% equity in Numaligarh Refinery Limited. OIL’s exploration activities are spread over onshore areas of Ganga Valley and Mahanadi.
In a recent CRISIL-India Today survey, OIL was adjudged as one of the five best major PSUs and one of three best energy sector PSUs in the country.

OVL was incorporated as Hydrocarbons India Pvt. Ltd. in March 1965 to carry out exploration and development of the Rostam and Raksh oil fields in Iran, undertaking a service contract in Iraq. The company was rechristened as ONGC Videsh Limited on June 15, 1989 to market the expertise of ONGC abroad. In the 90s, the company was working extensively in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Vietnam.
ONGC Videsh Ltd. (‘OVL’), a Miniratna, Schedule “A”, Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, is the wholly owned subsidiary and overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).
The primary business of OVL is to prospect for oil and gas acreages outside India, including exploration, development and production of oil and gas. OVL owns participating interests in 32 oil and gas assets in 16 countries and contributes to 12 percent and seven percent of oil and natural gas production of India respectively. In terms of reserves and production, OVL is the second largest petroleum company of India, next only to its parent ONGC.

Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), set up in Golaghat (Assam), in agreement with the provisions made in the historic Assam Accord signed on August 1985, has been conceived as a vehicle for speedy industrial and economic development of the region.
The three MMTPA Numaligarh Refinery Limited was dedicated to the nation by the then Prime Minister Shri A. B. Vajpayee in 1999. It has been able to display creditable performance since its commencement of commercial production in October, 2000. With its concern, commitment and contribution to socio-economic development of the state, NRL has been conferred the status of Miniratna PSU.
Its product range includes LPG, naphtha, motor spirit ( MS), aviation turbine fuel (ATF), superior kerosene oil (SKO) high speed diesel (HSD), raw petroleum coke ( RPC ), calcined petroleum coke ( CPC) and sulphur.

Pawan Hans Ltd, the national helicopter company of India was started in 1985. Presently, the government holds 51 percent shares of the company and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is a 49 percent shareholder. It initially provided helicopter support services to the oil sector for off-shore explorations, services in remote and hilly areas and charter services for promotion of tourism.
The experience and expertise of the company and its dedication to serve the customers has helped it to become undisputed leader. Pawan Hans has grown into one of Asia’s largest helicopter company that maintains and operates by offering wide range of services to its clients through its fleet of 46 helicopters.

PEC Ltd, started in April, 1971, in New Delhi, is a public sector undertaking under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, which primarily looks after exports, imports, deemed exports, third country trading, arranging financing, logistics, project exports and management businesses. It has, however, expanded its role to become an international business organizer and a provider of integrated trade facilitating services. Through its diversification activities, since early 90s, it has emerged as a positive force for the exchange of commodities, goods and services between India and other countries. PEC, as a trading company, is initiator and intermediary, developer as well as facilitator for global trade. It brings buyers and sellers from India and countries around the globe together.

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), set up in 1986, is a financial institution which exclusively looks after the finances of the power and associated sectors. It was notified as a public financial institution in 1990, under the Companies Act, 1956 and in June, 2007 it was announced as a Navaratna. The corporation is registered as a non banking financial company with the RBI.
PFC provides a large range of financial products and services like project term loan, lease financing, direct discounting of bills, short term loan and consultancy services etc for various power projects. Its clients are State Electricity Boards, State Power Utilities, State Electricity/Power Departments, Other State Departments etc..The registered office of the company is located in New Delhi, whereas regional offices are in Mumbai and Chennai. It has also received ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.

Projects & Development India Ltd. (PDIL) is a Miniratna (category- I) company, under Department of Fertilizers. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified premier consultancy and engineering Organization, which helped the growth of the Indian fertilizer industry. Over six decades, it has been designing and executing engineering projects from concept to commissioning.
PDIL provides these services in fertilizers, Oil & gas and refinery, chemicals, infrastructure, offsite and utilities. PDIL’s catalyst division in Sindri, Jharkhand manufactures and supplies almost the entire range of catalysts required for ammonia production and for certain other applications.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited was initially incepted for construction of rail infrastructure projects in India. It undertakes project development and implementation, as well as provides resource mobilization. The company implements various rail infrastructure projects, such as doubling, gauge conversion, new lines, railway electrification, bridges, workshops, production units, and extension of the Kolkata Metro Rail System. It also develops and implements high speed rail projects. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in New Delhi.
It is the first major non-budgetary initiative for creating rail transport capacity ahead of demand and on a commercial format. RVNL has been registered as a company under Companies Act 1956 on 24.1.2003.

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited was incorporated in New Delhi on October 23, 1989, under the Companies Act, 1956 as a public limited company as National Power Transmission Corporation Limited.
It later changed to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited and a certificate of incorporation was issued on October 23, 1992. The company constructs, operates and maintains inter–state transmission systems and operation of regional power grids. It has been notified as the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of the country.
The objective of Power Grid Corporation of India is to create a strong and vibrant national grid in the country to ensure the optimum utilization of generating resources and the flexibility to accommodate the uncertainty of generation plans. The Company was declared as a Miniratna (Category I) public sector undertaking in 2001.

RailTel provides nationwide Broadband Telecom & Multimedia network across the nation. It is a Miniratna (Category-I) PSU,which is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along railway tracks. Its network covers all important towns and cities and several rural areas covering 70 percent of India’s population. RailTel with strong nationwide presence brings a cutting edge technology and offer innovative services to the Indian telecom market. RailTel with its expertise in telecom and ICT field have been selected to implement several mission-mode government projects in the telecom field. Under such initiatives, RailTel is rolling out National Knowledge Network (NKN), National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) and North East OFC project under USOF scheme.

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd aims at acquiring a leadership status in all its sectors of operations – namely electronic instrumentation for dairy industry, solar photovoltaic systems for application in power starved areas and Information Technology, through quality products, dependable after-sales-services, innovative product design, and state -of-the – art technology. Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd. (REIL) has a prominent place amongst the electronics industry of Rajasthan. The company is a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, through their respective institutions. It was conferred the status of a Miniratna by the Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Industry in 1997.

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, is a Navaratna PSE under the Ministry of Steel. Visakhapatnam Steel Plant – popularly known as Vizag Steel is the first shore-based integrated steel plant in the country and is known for its quality products. A market leader in long steel products, it caters to the requirements of the construction, manufacturing automobile, general engineering and fabrication sectors.
RINL-VSP is the first integrated steel plant to be certified for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards. It is also the first PSE to be certified for ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems and CMMI Level 3 Certification for Software Development. RINL-VSP is also ISO 27001 certified for information security management systems in information technology.

RITES Ltd., a Government of India enterprise was established in 1974, under the aegis of Indian Railways. RITES has been incorporated in India as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956 and is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes persons of eminence from various sectors of engineering and management.
RITES Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 company, is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies. It provides several services under a single roof and believes in transfer of technology to client organizations. In overseas projects, RITES actively pursues and develops cooperative links with local consultants and firms, as means of maximum utilization of local resources and as an effective instrument of sharing its expertise.

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), a Navaratna central public sector enterprise, under Ministry of Power, was incorporated on July 25, 1969 under the Companies Act 1956. Its main objective is to finance and promote rural electrification projects all over the country. It provides financial assistance to State Electricity Boards, State Government Departments and Rural Electric Co-operatives for rural electrification projects as are sponsored by them.
REC provides loan assistance to SEBs/State Power Utilities for investments in rural electrification schemes through its Corporate Office located at New Delhi and 20 field units, which are located in most of the states.

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) is one of the most revered public sector undertakings in India. A Miniratna company, it has two manufacturing units, one at Trombay, in Mumbai– which has completed 50 excellent years in the fertilizers and chemicals domain – and the other at Thal in Maharashtra.
RCF’s Trombay unit has witnessed the complete transformation of the Indian fertilizer industry right from the nascent stage into the covetous position of being the third largest producer of fertilizers in the world.
The company’s super fertilizer unit at Thal comprises of two gas-based ammonia plants and three urea plants, each of 1,500 metric tonnes per day capacity. The Urea plants went into commercial production in 1985. Utility plants at Thal include ‘captive power generation’ and steam generation boilers.

Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) was formed after corporatization of nine units including four mints, four presses and one paper mill which were earlier functioning under the Ministry of Finance. The Company was incorporated in January 2006, under the Companies Act, 1956, with its headquarters in New Delhi.
SPMCIL, a Miniratna (Category-I) CPSE, and wholly owned Schedule ‘A’ government enterprise, is engaged in the manufacture of security paper, minting of coins, printing of currency and bank notes, non-judicial stamp papers, postage stamps, travel documents, etc. It has four presses, four mints and one paper mill to meet the requirements of RBI for currency notes and coins and State Governments for non-judicial stamp papers and postal departments for postal stationery, stamps etc. and Ministry of External Affairs for passports, visa stickers and other travel documents. Other products are commemorative coins, MICR and Non-MICR cheques etc. It is under the administrative control of Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.

The Shipping Corporation of India Limited is engaged in sea and coastal freight water transport business. The Shipping Corporation of India was established on October 2nd, 1961, by the amalgamation of Eastern Shipping Corporation and Western Shipping Corporation. Starting out as a marginal Liner shipping Company with just 19 vessels, the SCI has today evolved into the largest Indian shipping Company. The SCI also has substantial interests in various segments of the shipping trade.
As a profitable commercial venture of the Government of India, the SCI has an excellent track record of profitability since its inception. The Government of India has conferred “Navratna” status to SCI on 01.08.2008 – enhanced autonomy and delegation of powers to the Company towards capital expenditure, formation of Joint Ventures, mergers, etc.

The State Trading Corporation of India Ltd. (STC) is a premier international trading company under the Central government engaged primarily in exports and imports operations. It was set up in 1956 to undertake trade with East European Countries and to supplement the efforts of private trade and industry in developing exports from the country. It is registered as an autonomous company, under the Companies Act, 1956 and functions under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
The corporation has played a key role in the Indian economy. As part of its export development effort, STC has extended technical, marketing and financial assistance to exporters by arranging import of machinery and raw material for production, setting up design centres, providing testing laboratories, taking products of small manufacturers to overseas markets by organizing their consortia, participation in exhibitions and trade fairs, etc.

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is the largest steel-making company in India and one of the seven Maharatna’s of the country’s central public sector enterprises. SAIL produces iron and steel at five integrated plants and three special steel plants, located mainly in the eastern and central regions in India. SAIL manufactures and sells a broad range of steel products. The Central government owns about 75 per cent of SAIL’s equity and retains voting control of the company. However, SAIL, by virtue of its ‘Maharatna’ status, enjoys significant operational and financial autonomy.
The Ministry of Steel and Mines drafted a policy statement to evolve a new model for managing industry. The policy statement was presented at the parliament on December 2, 1972. And this led to the formation of Steel Authority of India Ltd. The company, incorporated on January 24, 1973 with an authorized capital of Rs 2000 crore, manages five integrated steel plants at Bhilai, Bokaro, Durgapur, Rourkela and Burnpur, the Alloy Steel Plant and the Salem Steel Plant. In 1978, SAIL was restructured as an operating company.

SJVN Limited, a Miniratna (Category-I) and schedule ‘A’ CPSE under Ministry of Power, was incorporated on May 24, 1988 as a joint venture of the Central government and the Government of Himachal Pradesh (GOHP). SJVN is a listed company having shareholders pattern of 64.46 percent with Centre, 25.51 percent with Himachal Pradesh government and rest of 10.03 percent with public.
Beginning with a single project and single state operation (i.e. India’s largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh) the company has commissioned two projects namely 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh and 47.6 MW Khirwire Wind Power Project in Maharashtra.
SJVN is presently implementing power projects in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh in India besides neighboring countries viz. Nepal and Bhutan.

South Eastern Coalfields Limited is the largest coal producing company in the country. The coal reserves of South Eastern Coalfields Limited are spread Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and the company operates 89 mines with 35 mines in the Madhya Pradesh and 54 mines in Chhattisgarh besides a coal carbonization plant in Dankuni, West Bengal, on lease basis from Coal India Limited. For effective administrative control and operation, the mines have been grouped in three coalfields, namely, Central India Coalfields (CIC), Korba Coalfields and Mand-Raigarh Coalfields operating in 13 areas.

Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) is a leading IS/ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified Central government undertaking incorporated in 1978 under the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications.
TCIL, a premier telecommunication consultancy and engineering company, has made its vast and varied telecom expertise available to friendly developing countries. TCIL has extended its telecom consultancy and turnkey projects execution services to telecom operators, bulk users and others in India and 80 other countries in Middle East, Africa, South and South East Asia. TCIL has been undertaking various projects in all fields of telecommunications and information technology and also continuously deploying new technologies in the field of telecom software, switching and transmission systems, cellular services, rural telecommunications, optical fiber based backbone transmission systems etc.

THDC India Limited is a joint venture of the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government. The equity is shared in the ratio of 75:25 between GoI and GoUP. The company was incorporated in July 88 to develop, operate and maintain the 2400 MW Tehri Hydro Power Complex and other hydro projects. The company has an authorized share capital of Rs 4000 crore. THDCIL is a Miniratna (Category-I) and Schedule ‘A’ CPSE.
It has grown into a multi-project organization, with projects spread over various states as well as neighboring country, Bhutan. Under India-Bhutan co-operation in hydro sector development, THDCIL is involved in implementation of Bunakha HEP (180 MW) as a joint venture project. The company has also taken up work of updation of DPR of Sankosh HEP (2585 MW) in Bhutan as a consultancy assignment.
THDCIL has been conferred the Power Line Award in the category of ‘best performing generation company (in Hydro Sector)’ in May 2012. THDCIL has been conferred SCOPE Meritorious Award for Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsiveness in April 12.

Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) is one of the eight subsidiary companies of Coal India Limited (CIL) which is under administrative control of Ministry of Coal. The company incorporated under the companies Act, 1956 has its registered office at Nagpur. WCL has been conferred “Miniratna” status on 15th March’2007.
The company has contributed about 7.02% of the national coal production during 2015-16. It has mining operation spread over the states of Maharashtra (in Nagpur, Chandrapur & Yeotmal Districts) and Madhya Pradesh (in Betul and Chhindawara Districts). The company is a major source of supplies of coal to the industries located in Western India in the States of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat and also in Southern India in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
A large numbers of power houses under Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh – Electricity Boards are major consumers of its coal along with cement, steel, chemical, fertilizer, paper and brick Industries in these states.

WAPCOS Limited is a Miniratna public sector enterprise under the aegis of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. It was incorporated on June 26, 1969 under the Companies Act. 1956, WAPCOS provides consultancy services in all facets of water resources, power and infrastructure sectors in India and abroad.
An ISO 9001:2008 certified, WAPCOS always strives to provide state-of-the-art technology, cost effective solutions and on-time implementation and delivery of projects to its clients across the world. Apart from India, WAPCOS has successfully completed consultancy assignments abroad and is currently engaged in providing consultancy services in Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Togo, Uganda, Yemen and many more countries.