CII Southern Region
 
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Confederation of Indian Industry - Southern Region (CII-SR) comprises of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry. The southern states have consistently scored high in the country on key economic and social indicators. Tamil Nadu has a strong Manufacturing base especially in Auto and Auto Components, Karnataka is globally recognized as the Information Technology Hub, Andhra Pradesh’s strength lies in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry, Several major manufacturing and services industries are having their operations in Telangana, Tourism is an important advantage of Kerala and Puducherry is becoming one of the key centres for General Engineering, Auto Ancilliary and IT-ITES. The CII membership spans across the above industry segments and other segments and comprises of both private as well as public sector, including SMEs and MNCs and sectoral associations. The states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala are among the top states across the countries which have a large membership of organizations in CII. CII in its endeavour to play a proactive role in the development of the country works closely with the Government of the southern States on Policy Issues impacting the industry and on policy advocacy for State level reforms. CII in the Southern Region has been committed to the growth and promotion of Indian Industry and has been helping businesses build competence by providing a wide array of specialized services. The services range from providing networking opportunities with other business organizations, institutions, governments, political and business leaders; participation in industrial and business missions; seminars, training programmes, conferences; opportunities to involve in social sector activities; opportunities to participate in trade fairs, exhibitions, buyer seller forums amongst others.
 
Sector Update
 
Representation to Government of Kerala on Incentives for Green Building Rated Projects.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Liquor Policy are detailed.
 
The following document focuses on women and the vulnerabilities they face in their day to day lives. The Indian Women Network has come up with a set of recommendations on how women safety and security can be further improved in the capital city and make it awomen safe city.
 
This is the representation submitted by CII Kerala during the MPs meeting held in New Delhi on 4 August, 2014.
 
Budget recommendations to the Central Government.
 
Recommendations on the Companies Act
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Ayurveda are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Tax are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Agriculture & Agro-processing are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Skill are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Liquor Policy are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - MSME are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Tourism are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - Infrastructure are detailed.
 
Representations submitted with the Government of Kerala - IT are detailed.
 
CII News Update
 
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) organized a Conference on Indo-UK Collaboration in Healthcare here today in Chennai. The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, British Cabinet Minister and the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, during his Chief Guest addres.....
 
CII Southern Region would focus on the theme - “Accelerating Growth - Conscious Competitiveness” for the year 2013-14 said, Mr B Santhanam, Chairman, CII – Southern Region while addressing his maiden Press Conference in Chennai on 2 May 2013. Mr Santhanam said that CII-Southern Region’s agenda.....
 
“Adapting to new technologies, enhancing value proposition to customers and investing in future are key to survive in times of uncertainty” said Mr S Mahalingam, Past Chairman, CII Southern Region & Former CFO, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd in his special address at the India Finance Forum orga.....
 
“Tamil Nadu is an internationally recognized State in the healthcare sector, as it offers high quality, cost effective healthcare services of global standards”, said Mr Mike Nithavrianakis, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission in his inaugural address a the 2-Day International.....
 
MR B SANTHANAM, CHAIRMAN MR NAVAS MEERAN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN Hyderabad, March 23, 2013. Mr B Santhanam, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd, Chennai has been elected as the Chairman of CII – Southern Region for the year 2013 -14. His name was announced at the first meeting of the r.....
 
Confederation of Indian Industry (Southern Region) organized a Conference on ‘Entrepreneurs – Catalysts of Growth’, here today on the occasion of Annual Regional Meeting of CII Southern Region. Addressing at the Inaugural of the Conference, Dr. D Purandeswari, Hon’ble Union Minister of State.....
 
“Tamil Nadu has outperformed the rest of the country in the automotive sector and emerges as a most preferred investment destination for Japanese investment in the automotive sector”, said Mr. L Ganesh, Past Chairman, CII - Southern Region & Chairman, Rane Group in his address at the Seminar on ‘Ta.....
 
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry has launched India’s first `Green Landscape Rating System’. With a vision of achieving at least 33% green landscape coverage in the urban cities in the country by 2020, the rating system was launched by Mr R Par.....
 
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a “Navaratna PSU”, is one of the Asia''''s largest aerospace companies has signed a Technology Cooperation Initiative to enhance Quality and Competitiveness for HAL of its Products and Services. This is the first ever cooperation initiative signed between the l.....
 
CII Andhra Pradesh organized a Seminar on Violence Against Women – Issues & Challenges in association with Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy on 25 January, 2013 at Vijayawada. During the seminar, Mr. B S Koteswara Rao, Chairman - CII Vijayawada Zone in his welcome remarks stressed on the need in dras.....
 
CII Awards & Recognitions
 
This award is instituted inorder to motivate workers among member companies to form quality circles within their company and also to provide them a forum to exchange their ideas and share their experiences.
 
The Leadership and Excellence Award in Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Award was instituted in the year 2002. The aim is to recognize, motivate and facilitate corporates to adopt innovative practices in EHS.
 
 
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.
 
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.
 
Indian industry is implementing kaizens for becoming competitive in the global scenario. From, CII - TPM Club India we would like to bring out the best kaizens implemented so that it benefits the Indian Industry as a whole. The excellent work done inside companies is otherwise hidden if not given a good exposure. To achieve the above objective, Kaizen Conference has been designed not only for achieving the purpose of spreading the good work done by companies but also to recognize the best of the competing kaizens with Kaizen Trophy. This competition is very severe and intense with more than 50 kaizens participating in each edition. A total of 5 winners are selected from different categories to carry the best kaizen award in the form of a trophy.
 
Normally 2 Kaizen Conferences are conducted every year. The winners of these conferences compete again for the “Best of the Best” for the year. There is a platform created for them to compete at the TPM National Conference and the top 3 companies are awarded the Sona Kaizen Cash Award along with the Kaizen Champion Trophy.
 
In the year 2007, CII established a National Award on Six Sigma to recognize organizations which have successfully adopted and implemented the Six Sigma techniques resulting in improvement in processes. The CII-Six Sigma Awards are given in an annual conference organized by the CII Institute of Quality (CII-IQ). Every year, CII-IQ organizes the National Six Sigma Competition, annually, and invites organizations to participate in the same and present successful case studies. An eminent Jury evaluates the presentation with respect to pre-determined criteria and identifies the Award Winners.
 
QC Circles play a very important role in involving a wide cross section of employees for improving quality within an organization through participation. In an effort to spread the awareness of the need to Total Quality Management among membership in the Southern Region, CII has been conducting the Quality Circle Convention in the southern region for the last 22 years. The Regional Convention, which is an annual feature, is a build-up of the State Conventions that take place throughout the year as part of CII’s continuous thrust towards strengthening the quality movement in India. The convention provides a unique opportunity to motivate Workers to form Quality Circles within the organization and facilitates the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences on various approaches to problem solving through Quality Circles. Each team participating at the convention would be make presentations of their QC Stories to the jury. The first three winners at the Regional Competitions would participate in the CII National QC Circle Convention.
 
5S is a five-step technique for creating and maintaining a good housekeeping at workplace, which makes it free of clutter, well-organized and clean. Once fully implemented, the 5S process can increase morale, create positive impressions on customers and increase efficiency and organization. The effect of 5S on continuous improvement can lead to less waste, better quality and faster lead times. All of which make an organization more profitable and competitive in the market place.