NTPC Provides Learning Opportunities for 19k Staff, Family during Lockdown

NTPC Provides Learning Opportunities for 19k Staff, Family during Lockdown

With an aim to further enriching employee skills, country’s largest energy conglomerate NTPC on Monday said that it has offered learning opportunities to its more than 19,000 employees and their family members amidst the lockdown period.


According to state-owned power giant, NTPC Learning and Development (L&D) strategy has been customised for enriching employees via intensive digitisation and online training, enabling them to avail these services from anywhere.

Besides, the Central PSU under Ministry of Power has also collaborated with the World Bank to offer its employees an opportunity to be part of a rigorous online technical course, attending virtual classes, giving assessments and, eventually, obtaining certifications.

Further, the NTPC’s Power Management Institute, L&D centre, has conducted over 250 training sessions in diverse disciplines ranging from technical, functional, health and safety. Moreover, it’s Regional L&D Centres located in power plant projects have created over 100 online learning opportunities.

The Maharatna company said that it is determined to keep nurturing its staff via continuous learning sessions while simultaneously revamping and customising methodologies for specialised scenarios.

Realises the need for upskilling even during crises, it added, therefore, another unique collaboration of ‘45-Day Learning Challenge’ has offered its staff via learning for 45 days in varied disciplines such as technical, finance and HR, earning them certifications once completed from home.

The company has also collaborated with other external agencies for programs like holistic wellness programme, which is being continuously run in association with the ‘Art of Living’. Such programs help employees and their family members of all ages by staying strong and focused during these turbulent times.

Additionally, classes are being held on power plant essentials such as Turbine, Boiler, Water Chemistry, Renewable Energy and other significant O&M (Operations & Maintenance) areas through in-house as well as guest faculties. The new learning methodologies include connecting via online forums, webinars, an internally-developed mobile application ‘Samvaad’ as well as leveraging the Internet and its internal learning portal.

Recently, NTPC also revealed that it is planning to foray into electricity distribution business as it has evinced interest to acquire a majority stake of 51 per cent in Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s (ADAG) two utilities.

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Manu Tayal

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