The first jury meet for the annual Outlook Money Awards 2016 was held on September 22 at Taj Santacruz, Mumbai. This year too we have CARE Ratings as the knowledge partner to arrive at the various parameters to evaluate participants to come out with the best among the best. The jury members this year include: Prashant Saran, former whole-time member Sebi; Rajiv Kumar, senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research; Shailesh Haribhakti, chairman, DH Consultants; Ashish Chauhan, CEO, BSE; and Rajesh Mokashi, MD & CEO, CARE Ratings.
The award categories go up to 18 this year. We have introduced three new categories this year— motor insurance, health insurance and low income group home loan providers—besides tweaks to the existing categories from last year. The first jury meet set the agenda with some serious discussions on the parameters to evaluate the applicants and different categories to shortlist. Over the next couple of months watch out this space for more as we share details about the awards this year, including timelines to apply for them.
In its 15th year, the annual Outlook Money Awards over the years has established robust quantitative and objective parameters to award the best in the financial services space. At the centre of the evaluation rests customer-centricity and consumer well-being. Once all the nominations are in place within the defined timelines, CARE Ratings, along with Outlook Money, would do a thorough evaluation based on the criteria approved by the jury. CARE Ratings would also do the data validation on sampling basis, before placing the findings with the jury to arrive at the winning set.