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Apropos to the news story titled “Management Crises in NTDC Costs Country Dearly” published in a section of press on 19 June 2022, wherein it has been alleged that losses to the tune of billions of rupees to the national exchequer caused by management crises and key postings/appointments. The spokesman categorically denied the report and said that the allegations/problems pointed out in the news report seem speculative and devoid of the facts/ground realities.

The spokesman clarified that as far as the position of GM HR is concerned, the post was vacated upon the resignation of then NTDC GM HR, Mr. Farid Iqbal. As a stop-gap arrangement, a capable NTDC officer was assigned the additional charge of the vacant post of GM HR till the selection of a regular incumbent. This temporary arrangement was discontinued upon the selection of a regular GM HR NTDC through a competitive recruitment process in March 2022.

The spokesman further said that NTDC completed critical project of National importance (including removal of constraints for reliable power flow in Summer-2022) projects. As many as 35 projects (Grid Station, Transmission Line, and augmentation/extension) were completed from March 2021 to June 2022 besides successfully initiating/awarding hundreds of Contracts.—PR

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