8). A STATEMENT OF BOARDS, COUNCILS, COMMITTEES AND OTHER BODIES, CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE PERSONS, CONSTITUTED AS ITS PART OR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ITS ADVICE AND WHETHER MEETINGS OF THOSE BOARDS,
POWERGRID has introduced certain committees of independent eminent persons relating to the following matters: (i) procurement; (ii) environmental & social safeguards; and (iii) research and development. The Board has also constituted several other Board sub-committees on functional matters such as the committee for award of contracts, committee on feasibility reports and revised cost estimates, Shareholders’/Investors’ Grievance Committee, Audit Committee and Committee for bonds etc., to have better and more focused attention to these areas.
Improvements suggested by the experts are progressively incorporated in POWERGRID’s procedures. POWERGRID is committed to effective quality project management aligned its documented Quality Management System to the requirements of lSO-9001 (1994) and achieved certification in July 1995. An Integrated Management System by integrating the requirements of ISO 9001: 2000 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001: 1999 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) has been developed.