Financial daily, Financial Express (FE) will give away its tenth India's Best Bank Awards tomorrow (July 25).
Three new categories -- The Lifetime Achievement Award, The Best Banker of the Year, and The Innovative Banker of the Year -- have been added to the awards this year, taking the total number to 16. These three awards, according to Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, deputy executive editor, Financial Express, will be given to individual bankers, rather than the institutions.
As part of the awards campaign, the newspaper is also carrying a daily special on India's Best Banks, which will continue for two weeks. The special will carry columns from bank chiefs who have been winners in the past; articles about how banks handled the global financial crisis and what lies ahead for them; as well as articles on individual banks, about "what's the mantra for each bank and how they are distinct."
"Private banks, nationalised banks and other small banks would be dealt with separately, while giving away the awards, so that apples are not compared with oranges," says Bhattacharjee.