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All women team runs NHPC’s Chamera-II Power Station (300 MW) to showcase woman power on International Women’s Day

Mar 8th, 2021 7:32 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

A.K.Singh (CMD)
NHPC ltd.

In an outstanding and unique display of woman power, NHPC Limited deputed an all-women team led by Ms. Manisha Shrivastava, General Manager (Electrical) to operate its 300 MW Chamera-II Power Station located in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh on occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021. The all women’s team generated 0.5 million units of electricity in one and half hours during the morning peaking hours. The team also operated the power station for one and half hours in the evening peaking hours. NHPC also deputed Ms. Savitri Srivastav, Executive Director (IT&C) to head its Regional Office at Chandigarh on International Women’s Day.

A special interactive session between A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC and all NHPC women employees was also held via video conference at NHPC Corporate Office, Faridabad on the occasion. N.K. Jain, Director (Personnel), Y.K. Chaubey, Director (Technical), R.P. Goyal, Director (Finance), Biswajit Basu, Director (Projects), A.K. Srivastava, CVO and other senior officers and employees also participated in the programme. Speaking on the occasion,A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC extended his wishes on occasion of International Women’s Day to all NHPC women employees and said, “NHPC is very proud of its lady engineers and all other women employees for their hard-work, professionalism and complete dedication to the company.” He further said, “NHPC’s women employees are working across all our remotely located power stations, projects and regional offices. NHPC specially commends them for their rich contribution towards development of power sector in the country and standing shoulder to shoulder alongwith their male counterparts.”

NHPC is India’s premier hydropower company. It is an employee friendly organization with a special focus on women employees. The company has well-defined policies for women related to cases as maternity leaves, paid childcare leave of 730 days, crèche facilities etc. The company has established an Internal Complaints Committee under Sexual Harassment of Workmen at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, headed by a Woman as Chairperson alongwith half women representation in the Committee. The company regularly organizes training programmes on Women Empowerment/ Leadership Role for women employees. NHPC has also set up WIPS (Women in Power Sector) Cell and Forum for discussion of key issues and also provides scholarships to meritorious girl child under Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development.

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