18th National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management 2022: For Corporates

18th National Awards for Excellence in Cost Management 2022
Last Date Extended upto 15th March 2023


The Institute as a part of its prime responsibility is continuously making pioneer efforts to promote, recognize and reward cost management culture and practices in the corporate sector. The Institute has instituted National Award for Excellence in Cost Management in the year 2003 to recognize the qualitative cost management practices adopted by the industry and encourage corporate sector to get due national and global recognition for the success of Cost Management initiatives, they follow. The participation of Indian industry in the National Award indicates positive efforts undertaken by the industry towards cost management. The Institute is encouraged with wider application of Cost Management tools and adoption of different Cost Management Strategies across various sectors. It is needless to mention that the wider coverage of National Award in the media has uplifted the image of the Awardees.


The aim of the award is to promote the culture of Cost Management practices in wider scale in Indian Corporate sector by:

  • Recognizing Leadership efforts of Cost Management Techniques
  • Educating other industry members on innovative practices and their functioning
  • Encouraging the organizations in emphasizing their focused areas of Cost Management more vigorously
  • Strengthening the professional expertise in the areas of Cost Management
  • Providing support service in implementation of new tools and techniques of cost management
  • Educating the other members of Indian industry with the example of results achieved by the awardees.
  • Undertaking research on effective Cost Management practices being followed in different industries


The methodology followed to decide the winner of award is based on the questionnaire designed to obtain information on cost management practices and performance of the companies involved in manufacturing or service operation. An independent credit rating agency has been engaged to design the questionnaire and to evaluate the performance of the companies. A Screening committee was also formed by the Institute to guide the evaluating agency in formulating the policy of evaluation of the questionnaire submitted by the participating companies.


To undertake the proper work and monitoring the activities relating to the Award, the Institute constituted a Screening Committee with the responsibilities of guiding the evaluating agency for designing the Questionnaire, evaluating the filled-in questionnaires and short-listing the companies for award.

Award Categories:

(A) Manufacturing Sector (B) Service Sector
A1) Private Sector - Mega B1) Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI)
A2) Private Sector - Large B2) Transportation and Logistics
A3) Private Sector - Medium B3) Power Distribution and Transmission
A4) Private Sector – Small B4) City Gas Distribution
A5) Private Sector- Micro B5) Retail & E-commerce/Hospitality & Tourism/Healthcare
A6) Public Sector - Mega B6) Infrastructure and Construction
A7) Public Sector - Large B7) Information Technology & Telecommunication
A8) Public Sector - Medium B8) Consulting
A9) Public Sector - Small B9) Start Up (as per DPIIT notification)
A10) Start Up (as per DPIIT notification) B10) Others


For selection of awardees, a Jury is formed comprising of persons of eminence from Judiciary, Industry, Government, and CMA Profession. The Credit Rating Agency evaluates the entries under the guidance of the Screening Committee based on the criteria fixed and places the short listed companies before the Jury for final selection of awards.


The national awards presented in a widely publicized gala ceremony at New Delhi in the presence of an august gathering of corporate and professionals from across the sectors.

Instructions to submit the Questionnaires

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