2015 - 50 Years of BHEL - Proof Set

This Post gives the details of Proof Set. For UNC Set refer to the next post. For Hyderabad mint UNC Set, refer to this link

The second release just a day after the Tata release was to commemorate the 50 years of BHEL.

The details are

Release Function:

7-Jan-2015: The coins were released by Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises in the presence of G.M. Siddeshwara, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. Dr. R.S. Katoch, Secretary, Heavy Industry and B. Prasada Rao, CMD, BHEL were also present on the occasion. A Coffee Table Book, capturing the journey of the Maharatna’s fifty years of engineering excellence was also released on the occasion G.M. Siddeshwara, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), owned by Government of India, is a power plant equipment manufacturer and operates as an engineering and manufacturing company based in New Delhi, India. Established in 1964, BHEL is India's largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind. The company has been earning profits continuously since 1971-72 and paying dividends uninterruptedly since 1976-77.

BHEL was established in 1964. Heavy Electricals (India) Limited was merged with BHEL in 1974. In 1982, it entered into power equipments, to reduce its dependence on the power sector. It developed the capability to produce a variety of electrical, electronic and mechanical equipments for all sectors, including transmission, transportation, oil and gas and other allied industries. In 1991, it was converted into a public limited company. By the end of 1996, the company had handed over 100 Electric Locomotives to Indian Railway and installed 250 Hydro-sets across India.

The Year 2014 marks 50 Years. A special Logo was designed for the event and celebrations were held all year round.

Proof Set:
Coins of Rs 50 and Rs 5


  1. will this coin be put into circulation

    1. Hopefully yes. Given the backlog of mint, this may take some time.