By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 13 Jan: Jatinder Peters, Secretary, Petrotech, and former Group General Manager (HR) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, passed away of multi-organ failure at the Fortis Hospital, Mohali. She had been living in Chandigarh for the past one year, where her son is a Surgeon. She and her husband, James Peters, recently, celebrated their marriage anniversary on 8 January and her birthday on 9 January.
Jatinder Peters was a multifaceted personality. She had an excellent academic career, being first class throughout and completed her studies with a National Science Talent Scholarship. Although she trained as an organic chemist from Delhi University and a life scientist from JNU, she also completed management studies, which helped her work as a scientist and later move over to the Human Resource Department in ONGC. She was the first woman to hold many of the varied assignments, including Head of Industrial Relations, heading an Institute on Vocational Training, and being MD of a joint venture company of ONGC and IOC. She also has a patent to her name.
Women’s issues were close to her heart and she has contributed to women empowerment through her association with various bodies like Women Development Forums in ONGC (Chairperson), Women in Leadership (Board Member), AIMA Women’s Conference (Steering Committee Member). She won many awards and accolades.
Peters was a Certified Gender Auditor from ILO as well as a Certified Coach besides being an Assessor for Assessment Development Centers. She was associated in conducting ADCs for ONGC to help in succession planning by preparing executives to take up top roles.
She presented papers and was panelist/ chairperson at conferences, seminars and workshops and also contributed articles in magazines and journals on Technical, HR and Women’s Issues, both in India and overseas.
Jatinder Peters was also Vice Chairperson of Delhi Chapter of National Institute of Personnel Management for 4 consecutive years.
She was a keen painter, artist and trained in Bonsai Making Art. Her latest foray was in learning to play the guitar. She won many laurels and awards, the latest one was received in the Category of Leading Woman Leader in Public Sector.
Her interviews have appeared in various magazines such as Geoexpro, USA, People Matters and latest one in Governance Now.
Presently, she was working as Secretary, Petrotech, a society whose members are the major oil/gas/power companies of India. The Society is engaged in holding International Conferences, organising Technical and Management programs besides bringing out Technical Publications. Peters was responsible for developing and executing training programmes, publications as well as helping in organisation of international and national conferences.
The Garhwal Post Family condoles her passing away.
Her demise is a great loss to the world of women training and progress.
Jatinder Peters was instrumental in establishing ONGC Women’s Polytechnic in Doon and took the Polytechnic to greater heights during her leadership.