The Chairman of the Awards Jury of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) along with former Chief Justice of India, Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah on 5 April 2013 presented the ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance -2012 to two Best Governed Companies. These two companies were Indian Oil Corporation Limited and HCL Technologies Limited.
These awards were presented during the ongoing 2nd CSIA International Corporate Governance Conference. The Company Secretaries of the awardee companies, Raju Ranganathan- the Company Secretary of Indian Oil Corporation Limited as well as Manish Anand- the Company Secretary of HCL Technologies Limited were honoured for the contribution in adhering to good corporate governance practices.
ICSI Life Time Achievement Award for the year 2012 was conferred upon Deepak S. Parekh, Chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd. He was given the award for translating excellence in Corporate Governance into reality.
Apart from this, the Certificates of Recognition were presented to the top five companies which were:
• CMC Limited
• Engineers India Limited
• ONGC Limited
• Persistent Systems Ltd.
• Powergrid Corporation of India Limited