CII Puducherry instituted QC Circle Award for Operators for the first time in 2004 in Puducherry and organised the first Puducherry State Level QC Circle Competition for Operators among Member industries for their participation to promote and share the best practices that they are following in their companies.
The objective of the Competition is to provide a unique opportunity to motivate workers to form quality circles within the company and also provide them a forum to exchange their ideas and share their experiences.
Quality Circle is one of the employee participation methods. It would imply the development of skills, capabilities, confidence and creativity of the people through cumulative process of education, training, work experience and participation. It would also imply the creation of facilitative conditions and environment of work, which creates and sustains their motivation and commitment towards work excellence. Quality Circle has emerged as a mechanism to develop and utilize the tremendous potential of people for improvement in product quality and productivity.
The Winners of the 6th Competition held in Nov 2009 were :
First Place : "Five Stars" from HCL Infosystems Ltd
Second place : "Star Mail" from Rane Brake Lining Ltd
Third place : "Alpha" from Poclain Hydraulics Pvt. Ltd