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NTPC boxes itself in to protect power generation

   March 22, 2020        280        Sanjaya Dutta

New Delhi– State-run NTPC has put in place measures beyond the standard protocol, including putting curbs on entry of people for business meetings, to protect personnel from coronavirus infection and possible disruption in power production.

NTPC accounts for approximately 16 per cent of the total generation capacity in the country and forms the backbone of power supply for a majority of the states. A company statement on Friday said it has issued advisories to its employees in line with the protocol laid down by the Centre, including do’s and don’ts, .

In addition, face-to-face business meetings are being limited to the ones that are totally unavoidable. Special boxes have been placed in the company establishments for courier or postal deliveries. These measures are aimed at limiting entry and contact with people outside the company’s protection protocol.

Health screening of all associate staff engaged at canteens, guest houses and dining halls are being done. Employees who are at high risk of complications in the event of coronavirus infection will be allowed to work from home.

The company said executives have been advised to curtail visit to foreign countries as far as possible. Employees who visited affected foreign countries in the last 14 days are being advised to report to the state health authorities for further necessary action.

TNN

 

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