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HDFC Bank Holds Annual staff Awards Ceremony

HDFC Bank held its staff awards ceremony recently with a large number of distinguished guests and staff members from all five regions of the Bank. The ceremony was organized to honor the dedicated staff of the bank, in recognition of their contribution made towards the success of the year 2015.

The Bank's Chairman Mr.R.J.De Silva attended as the Chief Guest of the event along with the Guest of Honour Mr.Nimal Mamaduwa, the former CEO/GM of HDFC. The Directors of HDFC bank Mr. L.S.Palansuriya, Mr.M.Surendran and Mr.Lionel Jayasinghe, the Chief Executive Officer /General Manager, Mr.Upali Hettiarachchi , Chief Operating Officer Mr.S.Dissanayake and all the members of the Corporate and Senior Management and the Regional Managers, Branch Managers and other members of staff of the Bank were also present.

Awards were presented to the branches and 20 individuals under several categories considering the exceptional performance during the year 2015. Individual awards were bestowed to recognize the best performance in Mobile banking service of the Bank. Business Promotion Assistants and Business Promotion Trainees attached to the Mobile Banking service of the bank, who achieved individual targets received the awards. For the first time, the Bank recognized the current staff members who have served more than 25 years to build up the HDFC to the present level with Mementos in Gold.

HDFC Bank branches were recognized regional wise under the categories of small, medium and large scale. Jaffna branch bagged 03 awards for best overall performance in the small scale category, best branch in the Northern Province and recognized for staff efficiency. Two other branches of the HDFC bank such as Piliyandala and Kurunegala were selected as the best branches in the respective regions and awarded for the best overall performance under the medium scale category. Colombo branch was recognized for the performance in the large scale category. Bank's Nugegoda, Badulla and Homagama branches were the runners-up in small and medium categories.

The Bank's Embilipitiya branch walked away as the winner for their performance in Leasing while the Ja-Ela branch was awarded for best performance in loan approvals and Gold loans. The Hyde Park Corner branch was the winner in NPL Management. Best branch in savings mobilization was Nikaweratiya branch while Matara branch was recognized in terms of Best Deposit Mobilization branch.

The commitment made by the Regional Managers of Western, Central, Uva, North Western and Southern Region was recognized at the awards ceremony. One of the highlights of this years awards ceremony was the recognition of the children of staff members who have achieved best results in grade 05 scholarships and advanced level examinations. They were recognized with cash prizes.

Speaking at the event the Bank's Chairman Mr.R.J.De Silva said "I congratulate our dedicated staff members who have been recognized today and would like to thank for their dedication and commitment during 2015. Next year will be a very challenging year for the bank and hope the same strength will be there to achieve the goals of the bank next year. I am quite sure the way forward as planned for year 2017 will turn out to be a tremendous success, ensuring efficient and effective operations in every business unit of the Bank from January with the Core Banking implementation project being the catalyst for growth 2017 onwards."

The Chief Executive Officer /General Manager, Mr.Upali Hettiarachchi said "the bank has taken tremendous effort to develop the people resources during the last few years. As a result of such initiatives, we are proud that we have identified a team of brilliant individuals in our Bank, who can give an extraordinary contribution to the business success of the bank. I am glad to note that our IT team has undertaken to launch the Core Banking project within HDFC Bank and we are as a bank privileged to have this modern ICT tools and equipment to face the challenges in the present competitive market."

Picture  : Picture shows the winners with the HDFC Chairman Mr.R.J.De Silva and the Corporate Management of the Bank.