In a major recognition, Astute Outsourcing Services has been nominated for the prestigious SIDBI-Economic Times India MSE Awards.
Astute has been selected as one of the 54 Companies from the list of 4,600 MSE firms in the Women MSE Achiever category.
Business Head Ms Tapasi Ankan Chakraborty and HR Director Ms Jaya Laxmi represented Astute at a glittering award ceremony held in New Delhi on January 12, 2019.
Mr Giriraj Singh, Minister of State, Independent Charge, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, was the Chief Guest while Mr Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, was the Guest of Honour.
“Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector is a critically important sector of the economy, as there are around 6.34 crore MSMEs in India. This sector is one of the principal contributors to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), exports and employment generation in the country,” according to information from the website of India MSE Awards.
“Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and The Economic Times have joined hands to bring the first edition of SIDBI-ET India MSE Awards, a platform created to recognize and reward performers in both the micro and small enterprise categories for some outstanding achievements in the manufacturing and services sector.
“The awards will be a celebration of contributions of those MSEs who have contributed to the ‘Make in India’ initiative and can be an inspiration to millions of other enterprises across the country. CRISIL is the knowledge partner for the awards,” it added.
While thanking the Committee for nominating Astute for the prestigious award, the Company’s CMD Captain Shaji Kumar said: “Women empowerment has always been the priority of Chaque Jour Group. Our two leading ladies have certainly done us proud by being nominated for this prestigious award.”
“We are on the lookout for providing more opportunities and challenges for our women workforce in Astute Outsourcing. We realise that it is important to recognise the talent of women for the growth of a professional company,” Capt. Kumar added.
After his stint in Indian Armed Forces Capt. Kumar established Chaque Jour Group, one of India’s leading integrated business services provider, in 1998.
Astute Outsourcing Services, a Chaque Jour Group Company, is a leading Facility Management company in India, providing services to engineering companies, large financial institutions and Fortune 500 firms.
It has a dedicated team of employees managing more than 150 sites, providing specialised services to various sectors including Manufacturing & Industrial, Healthcare, BFSI, Retail, Telecom, Residential and Educational Institutes.
Some of the services being provided by Astute Outsourcing include Guest house management, Pest control, Pantry, Housekeeping, Executive search, Recruitment, Flexi staffing, Security services, Payroll management, Compliance management and Interior designing.
Some of its major clients are Flipkart, Starbucks Coffee, Mitsubishi Motors, HCL, ibis, edf, Alpha, Grofers, Delhivery, EVI, Armani Exchange, MedLife, Avery Dennison, GAP, Blue Dart, etc.