National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) on Sunday announced a special recruitment drive for women executives on eve of International Women’s Day.
India’s largest integrated power company announced the plans for recruiting only women executives as a special recruitment drive across its areas of operations.
“Such recruitment drive will further enhance gender diversity as parameter for NTPC. NTPC has been working at improving its gender ratio wherever possible. To attract more women applicants, number of innovative initiatives have been taken. The application fee at the time of recruitment is completely waived-off for women employees. To support women workforce, NTPC 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. NTPC has also introduced special facilities at work like Child Care Facilities and Crèche Facility to make life of mother’s convenient at work,” NTPC official statement read.
Additionally, Special counselling session are arranged for women employees, special initiatives are taken for developing leadership/managerial competencies of women employees etc.
“NTPC has always believed in providing equal opportunity to all the sections of society and has consciously promoted diversity through its hiring practices. Owing to its pan India presence, there is a lot of diversity amongst employees in terms of religion, dialect and culture” NTPC said.
NTPC working for gender equality
In January this year, NTPC organised an online training programme on ‘gender sensitivity’. “Gender equality is the need of the hour and one should refrain from distinguishing between male and female employees” was the central focus of the day.
A top official at NTPC told News18 on condition of anonymity, “The transformation of the country into a world power house is intricately linked to the empowerment of our womenfolk. Recognising this fact, NTPC has a bouquet of courses and projects specially designed for the ladies of the community such as tailoring, stitching, dress designing, beautician work, and embroidery. Our focus is aimed at assisting women knowing that when the backbone of the family is strong and economically independent, the rest of the family will flourish.”