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CSR 2010 Details of NHPC Ltd., Faridabad, Haryana
NHPC Ltd. - Corporate Social Responsibility Activities are as follows
 Company Profile
 Company's Slogan -
 Company's Vision A world class, diversified & transnational organization for sustainable development of hydro power and water resources with strong environment conscience.
 Company's Mission *To achieve international standards of excellence in all aspects of hydro power and diversified business. * To execute and operate projects in a cost effective, environment friendly and socio-economically responsive manner. * To foster competent trained and multi-disciplinary human capital. * To continually develop state-of-the-art technologies through innovative R&D and adopt best practices. * To adopt the best practices of corporate governance and institutionalize value based management for a strong corporate identity. * To maximize creation of wealth through generation of internal funds and effective management of resources.
 Special Notes Formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd
 Company Type Public Sector
 Industry Sector Power Generation and Supply
 Products / Services 1. Generation of Electricity
2. Construction Contracts
3. Consultancy Services
 No. of employees 11712
 Other locations of factories / offices Distt. Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Komkeirap (Manipur), Distt. Reasi(Jammu & Kashmir), Distt. Champawat (Uttarakhand), Distt. Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir), Rangit NAGAR (Sikkim), Distt. Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand), Distt. Kishtwar (Jammu & Kashmir) and Singtam (Sikkim)
 Financial result for time period April 2009 - March 2010
   - Sales Rs. 5874 Crores
   - Profit before tax Rs. 2754 Crores
   - Net profit after tax Rs. 2277 Crores
   - CSR Budget Rs. 3.5 Crore
   - Remuneration of MD/CEO Rs. 0.18 Crore
 CSR Activities
 Trust / Foundation for CSR No
 CSR Areas 1. Community Welfare
2. Education
3. Environment
4. Healthcare
5. Heritage Conservation
6. Physically Challenged
7. Poverty Eradication
8. Rural Development
9. Sports
10. Vocational Training
11. Women
 Three main CSR activities 1. Community Welfare
2. Rural Development
3. Sports
 Publish Sustainability Report No
 CSR activities in brief


NHPC has contributed to the economic development and improving the quality of life of internal as well as external stakeholders and the Society at large with its continued commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethical behaviour. The CSR aspects find echoes in the Corporate’s Mission Statement “To execute and operate projects in a Cost effective, Environment friendly and Socio-economic responsive manner”.

NHPC as a Good Corporate Citizen has outreached itself for the Social Good with a deep concern for the Social Milieu around which it exists and works.

The Company has a Scheme on Corporate Social Responsibility – Community Development (CSR-CD), Initiatives at Power Stations. Your company has undertaken a number of CSR-CD Initiatives in the areas of Health, Education, Peripheral Development, Sports & Culture, development of Employment opportunities, Preservation of Nature etc. for the community living in and around the Power Stations and Construction Projects. Various other initiatives have also been undertaken which includes creation of Herbal Parks with Medicinal Value, large scale afforestation, Catchment Area Treatment (CAT), Fisheries Management, Vocational Training Programmes, Medical Camps, Development of Infrastructural facilities etc.

For the FY 2010-11, NHPC has earmarked Rs. 3.50 Crores to undertake various community development activities in the vicinity of its power stations.

Under the R&R Policy and also in respective DPR’s of projects, NHPC has earmarked funds for various Community Development Initiatives to be taken up at the construction project sites.

NHPC has hosted the 15th Chess and 14th Inter-PSU Bridge tournament held at NHPC Residential Complex, Faridabad from 6th to 8th January, 2010 under the aegis of Power Sports Control Board, Ministry of Power. A total of 10 teams from various Power Sector PSUs participated in the tournaments. During 2009-2010, NHPC teams also participated in the various Inter- PSU sports tournaments organized by Power Sports Control Board and won prizes in various events mentioned below:

• winners trophy in the 14th Inter–PSU Bridge tournament hosted by NHPC at Faridabad from 6-8 January, 2010.

• NHPC women team won the winners trophy in the 12th Inter-PSU Carrom Tournament hosted by THDC at Rishikesh from 16th to 19th February, 2010.

• NHPC Athletics team won the second runners-up trophy in 8th Inter-PSU Athletics tournament hosted by BBMB at Chandigarh from 15th to 16th March, 2010.

• NHPC Corporate Office Cricket team won the runners-up trophy at the Indian Oil Golden Jubilee T20 Cricket tournament held on 30.3.2010 at Manav Rachna Cricket Ground, Faridabad.

In addition to above, employees of NHPC have also participated in the various individual events.

-- Pg 22 of Annual Report

Scheme for Corporate Social Responsibility- Community Development (CSR-CD)

NHPC Vision

A world class, diversified & transnational organization for sustainable development of hydro power and water resources with strong environment conscience.

NHPC Mission Statement on CSR states

To execute and operate projects in a cost effective, environment friendly and socio-economically responsive manner.

Corporate Social Responsibility-Community Development (CSR-CD) Initiatives at Power Stations

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:

1.2.1 Education: 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. Scholarships for the selected local children for studying in near by schools or in NHPC township. Preference may be given to girl child. Supply of Study material like bags, books, stationary etc.

1.2.2 Health: To conduct health surveys, identification of health concern, awareness campaigns, publicity printed material / films etc. To organize regular immunization program for children and medical checkup in schools. 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: 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. 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. 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.

1.2.4 Others: 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. Sponsoring deserving local sportsperson for training and development at national sports institutes. To organize Veterinary camp for the cattle stock. To promote community plantation and forestry programs. To facilitate the unemployed people in and around the operating stations, in selfemployment through co-operatives / self-help groups. To organize conservation of the national monuments & cultural heritage sites on selective basis. To provide relief & assistance during national calamities. To organize for conservation of holy places of local importance cutting across all religions on selective basis 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. 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. 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. 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: 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. 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: 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. In CSR endeavors efforts will be made to evolve developmental partnership with local administration. The annual plan will be prepared based on the findings of need assessment surveys.

1.3.3 Monitoring and Evaluation: 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. 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. 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. 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.

1.3.4 Reporting: 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. 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. The Corporate IE Group will compile and prepare an annual report for the Corporation. 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.

2.0 Applicability:

2.1 The scheme shall be effective from 01-04-2006.



The following table shows the representation of persons with disabilities:

Total Employees - 11657 

Physically Challenged Employees - 91

% of Physically
 Challenged employees - 0.8%

Steps taken for Welfare of Physically Challenged Employees:

NHPC follows the prescribed rules and regulations of the DoPT, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with respect to recruitment and promotion of persons with Disabilities. In addition the following welfare schemes have been provided for:

1. NHPC Rehabilitation Scheme of Persons with Disabilities provides grants for vocational training and financial Assistance to those who develop physical disabilities while in service.Financial Assistance is also extended to physically handicapped children of employees for vocational training.Reimbursement of cost of artificial limbs and interest free loans for the same are also given free medical advice/ assistance to physically handicapped persons is also provided.

2. Reimbursement of monthly conveyance allowance for blind and orthopedically handicapped employees is also another step taken for the welfare of employees with physical disabilities.

3. Employees whose children are physically handicapped/ mentally challenged can avail of the Scheme of Children Education Assistance. The reimbursement is allowed even if they continue for more than two academic sessions in a year.

4. Reimbursement of charges for purchase of hearing aid is allowed to the employees and their dependents.

5. Restriction of age is not applicable in the case of physically/mentally challenged children for considering him/her as a dependent.

6. There is a provision of granting Special Casual Leave upto a maximum of 10 days in a calendar year to differently abled employees as defined in the Persons with Disabilities (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995 for participating in the Conferences/seminars/ trainings/workshops related to disability and development related to programmes organised at Nation/State level agencies to be specified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

-- Pg 54 of Annual Report

Women Employees

Steps taken for the Welfare of women employees include the following:

Special care is always taken to nominate deserving women employees to attend training programmes/seminars organized exclusively for female employees.

Creche facility is provided for women with infant children in Corporate Office.

Special committees with third party association have also been set up to look into the grievances /complaints of sexual harassment of women employees.

Child care leave is given to women employees to take care of their newborn / infant children.

Child Care Leave is given on adoption of a Child.

Maternity leave is given as per rules.

Relaxation in attendance/timings is another facility that is enjoyed by women employees at the Corporate Office.

Women employees have the option of availing benefits for parents / parents-in-law under LTC / Medical Rules.

-- Pg 54 of Annual Report


The Company is committed to preservation of the environment even as it meets its objectives of harnessing hydro power. In case of adverse impact on the environment, due to its construction activities, the Company takes care to mitigate such impact through compensation and adoption of measures such as Compensatory Afforestation, Catchment Area Treatment, Wildlife Conservation,Green Belt Development, Fishery Management, Health Management, Rejuvenation of Dumping Sites and Quarry Sites, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, etc.

NHPC is sensitive towards problems, concerns and aspirations of Project Affected Families (PAFs). Thus, NHPC has formulated its own Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R) Policy – 2007 in line with the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007 after consultation with various stakeholders. The policy assesses issues related to loss of land, house, other resources, means of livelihood, etc. of the PAFs. The policy provides insights into resolving issues of income generation and concerns of indigenous people and vulnerable groups. Major emphasis has been laid on economic sustenance of the PAFs.

The policy has provided certain extra benefits over and above that proposed in NRRP-2007. These benefits include irrigation support system, provision to people who have lost access to their land, marriage grant to BPL unmarried girls, subsistence grant for asset less youth, formation of self-help groups, special treatment of orphans, higher amount as rehabilitation grant and upto 0.75% of the estimated cost of the project, for Community and Social Development plan. In addition to this, the Company also conducts post-construction Environment & Social Impact Assessment study, to evaluate the efficacy of management plans implemented during the course of project construction.

-- Pg 55 of Annual Report

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 Company Name NHPC Ltd.
 Registered Address N.H.P.C Office Complex, Sector-33,
Haryana, Faridabad - 121003
 Phone 0129 - 2278421
 Fax 0129 - 2277941
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 Year of Establishment 1975
 Name of the Chairman / CEO Mr. S. K. Garg
 Designation Chairman & Managing Director
 Karmayog CSR 2010 Rating 2 / 5
 Karmayog CSR 2009 Rating Not rated
 Karmayog CSR 2008 Rating Not rated
 Karmayog CSR 2007 Rating Not rated
 Posted on : 10 Nov, 2010