Government-run National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has announced the recruitment of its very first all-female batch of Engineering Executive Trainees (EETs) in an attempt to reaffirm the company’s stand on diversity and inclusion.
The company, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Power, has envisioned an all-female Operation Control Room in the near future. NTPC has already sent out 50 offers, of which 30 Female Executive Trainees (ETs) have already joined the company between 31 July and 6 August 2021.
Back in April 2021, the company published a recruitment advertisement, to which it received an overwhelming response. Following this, engineering graduates were selected by NTPC based on their performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 in the Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics and Instrumentation disciplines, as stated by the ministry.
The all-women ET batch is currently receiving a customised induction-cum-training programme at NTPC’s state of the art Regional Learning Institutes (RLIs). The institutes are located at NTPC Sipat, NTPC Vindhyachal and NTPC Simhadri in the Mechanical, Electrical and Control & Instrumentation (C&I) disciplines.
In a statement about the recruitment, the ministry said, “NTPC has been working on improving its gender ratio wherever possible. It has always believed in providing equal opportunity to all the sections of society and has consciously promoted diversity through its hiring practices.”
“To support the women workforce, the company adheres to policies like Child Care Leave with Pay, Maternity Leave, Sabbatical leave and NTPC Special Child Care Leave on Adoption of a Child/Delivering Child through Surrogacy. Statutory requirements and policy guidelines are adhered to without any discrimination," it added.
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