NTPC Commits to Train 25000 in Services & Manufacturing Sectors in Five Years

Program will target underserved areas in Bihar

· Focus will be on skilling 15000 persons in Services related sectors like Retail, Banking, IT/ITES and Telecom and 10000 persons in Manufacturing related sectors including self-employment

· Private training providers empanelled with NSDC will deliver training

NTPC, a Maharatna Company under the Ministry of Power, has signed its second MOU in a span of two months with the National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) . The MOU, which is a corporate responsibility initiative towards Skilling India was signed in the presence of Shri Piyush Goyal Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (IC) & Parliamentary Affairs in Patna today.

Under the tripartite agreement NTPC will contribute its CSR funds to support a project to skill 25000 persons . All programs offered will be aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), which organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude.

The tripartite MoU was signed by Ms. Jyotna Sitling , Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India (NSDF), Shri U.P. Pani Director (HR), NTPC and Shri Dilip H Chenoy, MD & CEO, NSDC. Dr Arup Roy Choudhury , CMD NTPC was also present.