Highlights And Achievements

VFS has, in the past, been honoured with numerous awards & accolades:
  • VFS was adjudged the KOLKATA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS 2017 8th NOVEMBER, 2017 in Kolkata. The KOLKATA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS is intensely researched by a competent Team of World HRD Congress, headed by Dr. Indira Parikh, Ex-Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The KOLKATA BEST EMPLOYER BRAND AWARDS featured top organizations from West Bengal that have done exemplary HR work and use marketing communications effectively for Human Resources Development. The following are some of the key criteria:
    1. Translating and combining vision with action with HR Strategy
    2. Building line to mesh HR strategy with business
    3. Cultivating competencies to enable the organization to be future-ready.
  • VFS was awarded as the Most Promising Micro Finance Company in India at the 7th Business Leaders Summit & Awards 2017 by Worldwide Achievers
  • Manager of the Year Award by Europe Business Assembly and Socrates Committee
  • Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award by The Indian Solidarity Council
  • Vijay Ratan Award by International Institute of Education & Management
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Social/Public Services from Global Achievers Foundation
  • Global Visionary Award from Vision World Academy
  • Village Financial Services bagged the MSME Banking Excellence Awards – 2016, instituted by the Chamber of Indian Micro, Smal l& Medium Enterprises, CIMSME under the category – Best NBFC-MFI for Promotional Schemes. VFS was also adjudged the runner-up in Eco-Technology Savvy NBFC-MFI category.
  • VFS is the first ISO 9001:2008 certified microfinance company in India.
  • VFS has won the The best Microfinance Company in Eastern India Award conferred by Worldwide Achievers Foundation.
  • VFS has won Skoch ‘Order of Merit’ Award, 2016.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity has been felicitated with Europe’s one of the most prestigious Awards- Manager of the Year Award, and Village Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. has won ‘Best Enterprise’ Award given by Europe Business Assembly and Socrates Committee.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity has been honoured with the Global Achievers Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award for social/public services.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity has been honoured by the Vision World Academy with the Global Visionary Award for his outstanding achievement in the microfinance industry.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity was a Board Member in Sa-Dhan, a national level association of Community Development & Finance Institutions in India and is also the Board Member of AMFI West Bengal, which is a state level association of microfinance institutions.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity was awarded the Doctor of Honours, which is a singular honour conferred on the basis of his achievements in humanitarian services and merits of excellence. The felicitation was arranged by Senate of University during proceedings of the World Congress of Integrated Medicines held at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • The Indian Solidarity Council has nominated Dr. Kuldip Maity’s name to receive ‘Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award’ for his excellent achievements and contributions in his field of activities.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity was honoured with the Vijay Ratan Gold Medal Award and a Certificate of Excellence from the International Institute of Education & Management for his outstanding contribution in the development sector.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity was awarded Rashtra Pratibha Puraskar in 2011 by the Integrated Council for Socio-economic Progress in recognition of his outstanding achievements, excellence and experience in the chosen field of microfinance.
  • Dr. Kuldip Maity has been honoured by the Economic Development Forum with the Global Achiever’s Award for Business Leadership 2013..
  • VFS has been ranked 10th across India in Srijan Business Plan Competition.
  • VFS was the adjudged finalist in the Flame category of Microfinance Process Excellence Award conducted by ABN AMRO & MPEA.
  • VFS achieved the award of ‘Commendation Certificate for Strong Commitment to Excel’ on the journey towards Business Excellence conducted by CII-EXIM Bank.
  • Village Financial Services Limited is committed as a responsible microfinance institution to their customers, stakeholders, partners and funders. Village Financial participated in the Transparent Pricing Initiative in India where it was awarded an updated official Seal of Transparency. This seal is internationally recognized signifying our commitment to Transparent Pricing.

Annual Report 2016-2017