Tamralipi June - July 2009 Vol. 57 Page No 1

Union Cabinet Minister of Mines

Shri Bijoy Krishna Handique took over as the Union Cabinet Minister of Mines and Development of North Eastern Region on 28.05.2009.

An M.A from the University of Calcutta, he was born in Jorhat, Assam, on 01.12.1934. An Industrialist and social worker by profession, his active participation in politics started from being the Member, Assam Legislative Assembly, from 1972 to 1976. He rose through his political carrier and was elected six times to the Lok Sabha.

Shri Handique has widely traveled as a representative of India to many nations as members of various commissions. He has published poems in Anthology poetry "The other side of the Mirror" and the "American Poetry Anthology"; and periodicals.

He manages self-founded institutions. He also organizes relief work in natural calamities. He is involved in promoting crafts among women. Shri Handique encourages cultural activities among tea garden workers and rural population. He helped providing residential facilities to tribal students of tea estates.

Shri Handique takes special interedts in reading, writing poetry, bird-watching and collecting orchids. In sports, he prefers tennies. he is married to Smt. Swarup RaniHandique and has three daughters.

Hindustan Copper Limited collectively believes that under his leadership, the company will achieve progress and growth.

Tamralipi - A House Journal of Hindustan Copper Limited
Tamralipi June - July 2009 Vol. 57
A Farewell Note
Dear Colleagues,
It looks like yesterday, but three years and nine months have passed in HCL. And now the time has come to bid goodbye. I came here after putting in several years of service with Steel Authority of India and NALCO. As I reflect back the time spending in Hindustan copper limited has been most challenging and most satisfying in my carrier.I had ample opportunities to share my thoughts and ideas on various strategic issues of the organization and get  many of them accepted by CMD, other Directors and senior executives. I also got cooperation and support from all quarters and enriched myself with comradeship of the Hindustan Copper Community at large.

I must note that for the first time in my professional career, I witnessed here how the loss making mindset of an organization was transformed into a profit making mindset. This transition in mindset or attitude of the employees will be the biggest asset to take the company forward in coming years notwithstanding some setbacks over last few months. 

I wish success to the Company and good luck to all of you and your Family members.
In Remembrance 

D, Satapathy
Director (Personnel)
Hindustan Copper Limited
CMD Visits Khetri Copper Copper Complex
CMD Visits Khetri Copper Copper Complex.Shri Satish C. Gupta, CMD, Visited Khetri Copper Complex on 11.05.2009. After touring the Magazine sites, he discussed safety, security facilities, illumination and other vital issues with Shri A.P Chauhan, DGM (Modn.) and other senior Executives from the Mines department. Shri Gupta also held discussions on development of Banwas Mines along with the financial implications with the senor executives of the Unit. 

N G Nair, Mining Engineer from Copper Mines in India