1.0 The scheme addresses the issue of "Community Development" in the neighborhood area of operating stations where the same have been completed and closed as per the R&R policy of Corporation.
1.1 Aims and Objectives
1.1.1 To undertake community development in the neighborhood area of operating stations with particular focus on women, children, disabled persons and aged persons.
1.1.2 To create appropriate partnership with the concerned stakeholders for the effective delivery of community development programs through consultation and participation.
1.1.3 To explore and work in various domains of community development such as Health, Education, Drinking Water, peripheral development etc.
1.2 Programs covered under unit level CSR-CD
Since, NHPC's operating stations are located all over India under varying socio-economic condition, the community development programs have to be identified and formulated based on the specific needs and requirement of the particular site. The suggestive list of the programs which could be considered by the operating stations while formulating the annual plans is:
18.104.22.168 To organize Skill Development / Vocational Training and other training programs to improve the skills and employability of the people. It will include sponsoring people for vocational training, ITI training, computer training etc.
22.214.171.124 Scholarships for the selected local children for studying in near by schools or in NHPC township. Preference may be given to girl child.
126.96.36.199 Supply of Study material like bags, books, stationary etc.
188.8.131.52 To conduct health surveys, identification of health concern, awareness campaigns, publicity printed material / films etc.
184.108.40.206 To organize regular immunization program for children and medical checkup in schools.
220.127.116.11 To organize regular health camps like family planning, medical checkup for eye and heart etc. with particular focus on women, children, disabled persons and old age persons.
1.2.3 Peripheral Development:
18.104.22.168 To augment basic infrastructure facilities like area electrification, community centre, panchayat ghar, water drains, roads etc. as per the need and requirement of local administration based on the need assessment survey to be carried out by the NHPC.
22.214.171.124 To facilitate the creation / up-gradation of community health / Potable water / Sanitation / educational facilities in partnership with the concerned government agencies and the local community. Priority may be given to those schools / primary health centre which are operating but do not have facilities like building, equipments etc.
126.96.36.199 The programs for providing community infrastructure will be on the basis of bearing one time capital cost for creating such infrastructure and on the basis of written assurance that the operational and maintenance cost of such infrastructure will be borne by the concerned stakeholder like the Government Department / Agency or the Panchayat/ local authority or the community based organizations/ non governmental organizations etc.
188.8.131.52 To promote rural sports and organize annual sports meet etc. in the villages by providing the equipments and other facilities. Each station will compulsorily identify a specific day/ week for organizing annual rural sports meet.
184.108.40.206 Sponsoring deserving local sportsperson for training and development at national sports institutes.
220.127.116.11 To organize Veterinary camp for the cattle stock.
18.104.22.168 To promote community plantation and forestry programs.
22.214.171.124 To facilitate the unemployed people in and around the operating stations, in selfemployment through co-operatives / self-help groups.
126.96.36.199 To organize conservation of the national monuments & cultural heritage sites on selective basis.
188.8.131.52 To provide relief & assistance during national calamities.
184.108.40.206 To organize for conservation of holy places of local importance cutting across all religions on selective basis
220.127.116.11 Corporate Centre: The Corporate I.E. Group will be responsible for policy matters, compilation of information and annual reports, organizing annual CSR-CD meet and facilitating the processing of allocation of funds to stations.
18.104.22.168 Regional headquarters: A nodal officer from HR Department will coordinate and monitor the CD activities at stations under region and will compile the quarterly and annual CD report for submission to Corporate I.E. Department. The region will also form an advisory committee for considering the unit level CSR - CD programs and may include the representatives of concerned State Government.
22.214.171.124 Operating Stations: The CSR-CD policy will be implemented through dedicated CSR Cell under the HR Department. The Head of HR will be over all responsible at Stations.
126.96.36.199 Volunteering by NHPC Employees & their family members: The volunteering by NHPC employees will be promoted through collective efforts by NHPC employees at stations, which will be partner in planning and implementation of the identified CD programs. NHPC employees will also be encouraged to mentor the needy local population and participate in the relief work in cases of national calamities.
1.3 Implementation Mechanism
1.3.1 Planning & Co-ordination:
188.8.131.52 The specific programs will be identified based on the need of communities, which will change from time to time and location to location. The CD Program will, therefore, be formulated based on Need Assessment Surveys (NAS) for identifying the specific areas of concern. Based on the survey, a detailed program report will be prepared detailing the need for a CD program, time frame of implementation and budget.
184.108.40.206 The HR Department at Stations will prepare annual plan including budget estimate for each year & forward by January of each year to Regional EDs concerned through respective Heads of Power Stations, who in turn will forward the same to Director (Technical). Thereafter after scrutiny at corporate I.E. Group, the plans shall be put up for approval of CMD. Preference will be given to those activities, for which the State Government/ Local Administration/ Panchayat provides matching budget/ grant. The head of HR at operating stations will be responsible for over all planning and coordination.
1.3.2 Consultation and participation of stakeholders:
220.127.116.11 The targeted communities and the local authorities will be closely involved in the process of planning and implementation of the CD programs to the extent possible.
18.104.22.168 In CSR endeavors efforts will be made to evolve developmental partnership with local administration.
22.214.171.124 The annual plan will be prepared based on the findings of need assessment surveys.
1.3.3 Monitoring and Evaluation:
126.96.36.199 The Head of HR at operating stations will review the CD program on monthly basis. The Head of stations will review progress on quarterly basis.
188.8.131.52 At regional level, the implementation of CD program will be regularly reviewed by the regional head of HR for identification of need for specific interventions. The regional ED will review the progress of Stations in that region on six monthly basis.
184.108.40.206 At corporate level, the outcome of the meeting of regional Head of HR will be deliberated for suggesting suitable policy interventions. The Director (HR) will review the progress on half yearly basis. The details will be presented to the NHPC management regularly.
220.127.116.11 The effectiveness of CD program will be evaluated through external agencies for providing required feedback and inputs to formulate and improve the programs in future.
18.104.22.168 Each station will prepare an annual report of community development activities delineating the activities identified, benefits accrued to neighbouring communities and the number of people benefited.
22.214.171.124 The regional HQ will compile and prepare an annual report of the CD activities carried out in the operating stations of that region and forwarded to C.O. This will be put up for information of Board.
126.96.36.199 The Corporate IE Group will compile and prepare an annual report for the Corporation.
188.8.131.52 The summary of the report will be published in print and also posted on the NHPC website under a separate dedicated section on CSR. The website will include the policy, the details of CD programs undertaken and other details.
2.1 The scheme shall be effective from 01-04-2006.