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NTPC Wins Dual Silver Awards 


The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), a maharatna, central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Power, has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the sole PSU in India to win two silver awards at the prestigious Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards 2023.


Facts for Prelims

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. Achievement Overview
  2. Overview of NTPC Ltd.: A Pioneer in Energy Development

Achievement Overview:

  • The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), a maharatna central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Power, has accomplished a significant feat.

Recognition at Brandon Hall Group Awards:

  • NTPC is the sole PSU in India to secure two silver awards at the prestigious Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards 2023.

Award Categories:

  • NTPC received dual silver awards in the categories of “Best Advance in Corporate Wellbeing Technology” and “Best Advance in Augmented and Virtual Reality.”

Noteworthy Initiatives:

  • Award-winning efforts include the establishment of an Individual-Centric Health Care Ecosystem.
  • Overcoming diversity and remoteness challenges at NTPC sites.
  • ‘iGuru’ initiative showcasing leadership in leveraging innovative technologies for workforce capacity building.

Recognition by Brandon Hall Group:

  • Brandon Hall Group, a US-based professional development company, acknowledges NTPC’s achievements through its HCM Excellence Awards program, often referred to as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

Criteria for Recognition:

  • The awards recognize organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools leading to measurable results.

Overview of NTPC Ltd.: A Pioneer in Energy Development

Nature of Organization:

  • NTPC Ltd. stands as a central Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) operating under the Ministry of Power.

Establishment and Roots:

  • Founded in 1975, NTPC has evolved into India’s largest energy conglomerate, committed to accelerating power development in the country.

Corporate Aim:

  • Dedicated to providing reliable power and comprehensive solutions in an economical, efficient, and environmentally friendly manner.
  • Driven by a commitment to innovation and agility.

Maharatna Status:

  • Achieved Maharatna status in May 2010, reflecting its strategic importance in India’s energy landscape.


  • Based in New Delhi, the capital city of India.

Recent Initiatives:

Public Charging Infrastructure:

  • Commissioned the creation of public charging infrastructure in various cities.
  • Established battery charging and swapping stations for electric 3-wheelers.

Electric Buses for Public Transport:

  • Providing electric buses to state/city transport undertakings.
  • Notable example: Implementation of e-bus solutions for Andaman and Nicobar Administration.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) Project:

  • Launched a new project involving Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles.
  • Targeted for operation in Delhi and Leh, showcasing NTPC’s commitment to innovative and sustainable mobility solutions.

-Source: The Hindu

March 2024