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NTPC is the first PSU to launch Udaan Programme

Nov 23, 2012

The Udaan programme has been now taken up by NTPC, which the organisation is implementing by training young people from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The spirit of entrepreneurship, democratic, and demographic dividends are the three important lifelines of India, and the Udaan programmeme is expected to strengthen these according to Jyotiraditya Scindia , Minister of State for Power addressing the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) youth joining NTPC for training in thermal plant engineering. He added that this initiative provides an excellent platform for the J&K youth for associating with one of the largest corporate in the country. He congratulated NTPC for being the first PSU to launch the programmeme which shall be an enabler to make the J&K youth part of the growth story of India. The Minister underlined the importance of training the youth in different regions of the country and help them integrate into the economy.

The induction programme was inaugurated by Jyotiraditya Scindia in the presence of Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC, K. Skandan, Additional Secretary, Home, S.P. Singh, Director (HR) and other senior officials of the company.

In his address, Skandan said Udaan was initially started as a private sector initiative and later extended to the public sector. He expressed happiness that NTPC is taking the project forward.

Speaking on the occasion, Arup Roy Choudhury CMD, NTPC said that Udaan is an important initiative for us as we needed to take children from J&K to our stations. He asked the young trainees to spread the word that NTPC is ideal for providing this unique platform.

The largest power producer of the country, NTPC is the first public sector undertaking to implement Udaan, a special industry initiative of the centre for the youth of Jammu & Kashmir. Under this, NTPC will select and train youths from J&K every year for a period of five years. NTPC management has taken all the steps on a priority footing leading to the speedy implementation of the programme.

This will be a 36 week training programme in thermal power plant engineering. In the first year, NTPC has chosen candidates from Jammu and Srinagar regions. After the induction programme, the participants will be sent to four locations- Rihand, Singrauli, Vindhyachal and Talcher where they will be stationed in the executive trainees hostel.

As per the NTPC programme, the young trainees from J&K will be provided lodging, boarding and a stipend for the training period of nine months. After the training, they will be given a certificate of having qualified as operation & maintenance professionals of the power sector. They will be free to look for employment opportunities in the power sector and consultancy.

Through Udaan, the government intends to involve heads of corporate organisations belonging to both public and private into training the young people of India.

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