New Delhi: In its continuous endeavor to promote women empowerment, India’s largest integrated energy company, NTPC Ltd has introduced multiple initiatives to promote work-life balance, inclusiveness, diversity and develop leadership among its female employees.
In a bid to enhance women representation, NTPC had launched a special recruitment drive only for women executives across its areas of operations. NTPC has already recruited an all women Engineering Executive Trainees’ (EETs) batch.
These 45 EETs have undergone four months of technical training, one-month of general management training, 15 days of Simulator training and have been posted at various plant locations in Simhadri, Solapur and Mauda. These EETs will now be working in the Operation department in shift. Soon, company plans to have an all women shift at one of its Power Station where the entire power plant operation will be managed by women engineers.
In order to help women employees strike the right work-life balance and raising of children under the age of 18 years, NTPC grants paid Child Care Leave (CCL) for a period of 2 years which can be availed in different spell as per their convenience.
Additionally, the women incentives include waiving the application fee for women, paid parental leaves, maternity leave and sabbatical leave. NTPC is providing special leave for adopted children and children born through surrogacy so that a greater number of women candidates apply for jobs and women’s participation increases in the workforce.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, NTPC PMI (Power Management Institute) in the year 2020 started ‘NTPC Women Leaders Annual Conclave’ to celebrate women leadership, encourage networking and facilitate women leaders from all walks of life to inspire and connect with each other.
NTPC will continue to embrace diversity and inclusion at all levels and provide a superlative experience for its women staff by introducing many more initiatives and programmes in the coming years.