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'People before PLF (Plant Load Factor)' is the guiding philosophy behind the entire gamut of HR policies at NTPC. We are strongly committed to the development and growth of all our employees as individuals and not just as employees. We currently employ approximately 26,000 people at NTPC.

Competence building, Commitment building, Culture building and Systems building are the four building blocks on which our HR systems are based.

Our HR Vision

"To enable our people to be a family of committed world class professionals."


We believe in the philosophy of 'Grow your own timber'. Our 'Executive Trainee' scheme was introduced in 1977 with the objective of raising a cadre of home grown professionals. First Division Engineers Graduate/ Post graduates are hired through nation-wide open competitive examinations and campus recruitments. Hiring is followed by 52 weeks of fully paid induction training.

Career Advancement & Opportunities

We have a well established talent management system in place, to ensure that we fulfill our promise of meaningful growth and relevant challenges for our employees. Our talent management system comprises PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, CAREER PATHS and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

Rewards & Recognitions

We have, from inception, created a culture of rewards and recognitions through celebration of various achievements and events and recognising the contributions behind such success.

Innovate, Create, Compete

We have introduced numerous initiatives which seek to enhance the creativity, innovation, functional aptitude and teamwork of our employees. These initiatives include National Open Competition for Executive Talent (NOCET), Professional Circles, Quality Circles, Business Minds and Medha Pratiyogita (a quiz for our employees). A management journal called “Horizon” is published quarterly to enable the employees to share their ideas and experiences across the organisation.

Quality of Work-Life

NTPC is proud of its systems for providing a good quality of work-life for its employees. In addition to providing beautiful and safe work places, NTPC encourages a culture of mutual respect and trust amongst peers, superiors and subordinates.

Away from hectic city life, NTPC townships provide an environment of serenity, natural beauty and close community living. Numerous welfare and recreation facilities including schools, hospitals and clubs are provided at the townships to enhance quality of life & the well being of employees and their families. An entire range of benefits, from child care leave to post retirement medical benefits are extended to employees to meet any exigency that may arise in a person's life.

Knowledge Management in NTPC

To meet our ultimate objective of becoming a learning organisation, an integrated Knowledge Management System has been developed, which facilitates tacit knowledge in the form of learning and experiences of employees to be captured and summarized for future reference.

Training & Development

NTPC subscribes to the belief that efficiency, effectiveness and success of the organisation, depends largely on the skills, abilities and commitment of the employees who constitute the most important asset of the organisation.

We have developed our own comprehensive training infrastructure.

Education Up-gradation Schemes

To meet the academic aspirations of employees and match them with the needs of the organisation, NTPC has tie-ups with institutes of repute like MDI, Gurgaon; IIT Delhi; BITS Pilani, etc. NTPC sponsors batches of employees who are inducted into these courses based on their performance rating in the company and their performance in the entrance exam conducted by the respective institute. Unlike other study leave and sabbaticals, employees undergoing these courses do not forego their salary or growth during the duration of the course.

Seeking Feedback

We actively seek and encourage employee feedback to ensure that our HR interventions and practices remain relevant and meaningful. We regularly conduct Employee Satisfaction and Organisational Climate Surveys.


We derive immense satisfaction from the awards we receive and the resulting recognition they bestow. The awards are key indicators and milestones on our HR journey, and reinforce our HR philosophy and practices. NTPC has been awarded No.1, Best Workplace in India among large organisations for the year 2012, by the Great Places to Work Institute, India Chapter in collaboration with The Economic Times. This year, NTPC is the only PSUs , First in large organizations , 1st in energy , oil and gas industry amongst the Best Companies to Work for in India.

NTPC has been ranked first amongst PSUs, 1st amongst large organizations (over 10000 employees) and 1st in energy and oil and gas industry sector amongst India’s Best Companies to Work For- 2013 by The Great Place to Work  Institute.  The company has been positioned sixth Great Place to Work for in the country. Shri U. P. Pani Director (HR) and Shri G.J. Deshpande, Regional Executive Director, NTPC received the award at a ceremony held in Mumbai.

Great Place to Work Institute is a pioneer in studying and recognizing best work places around the world for over 28 years. Around 535organizations registered for the study this year in India.

NTPC has continuously been part of the Best Workplaces List for the last nine years and has been consistently amongst top performers. NTPC’s people practices are rated among best in the country. In all these surveys, feedback was taken directly from the employees regarding how and what they feel about NTPC.