At a function organised to present the ‘Golden Peacock’ awards instituted by the Institute of Directors, Gowda said that under such circumstances an initiative to present awards to honour excellence need to be appreciated. The Minister distributed `Golden Peacock’
awards to the following:
National Quality Award 2010: Reliance Infrastructure Limited, Dahanu Thermal Power Station, Rajashree Cement, Aditya Birla Group. HPCL Visakha Vijayawada Secunderabad Pipeline, HLL Lifecare Limited, Larsen and Tourbo Limited, Electric Standard Products, SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant, Hindalco Industries Ltd, Renukoot and HSIL Ltd.
Innovation Management: Rail Wheel Factory, Indian Railways, BEML Ltd, Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Durgapur Steel Plant Headquarter technical group - EME and Indian Army.
Innovative Product and Service: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Karnataka Home Guards and Civil Defence, Punjab National Bank, ONGC, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Mazagon Dock Limited, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, Comviva Technologies Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services, Fullerton India Credit Corporation India, Titan Industries Limited - Watch Division, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited - Farm Equipment Sector, IGOPT and Mazagon Dock Limited.
Technology Leadership: Ashok Soota and Woman Business Leader: Vinita Singhania.
Justice P N Bhagavati, former Chief Justice of India chaired the jury which selected the winners.