UNION MINISTER OF COAL, PRALHAD JOSHI VISITS NLC India Limited, ISSUES APPOINTMENT ORDERS TO THE KIN OF NLCIL COVID-19 VICTIMS

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By Sarkaritel June 4, 2022 17:53

UNION MINISTER OF COAL, PRALHAD JOSHI VISITS NLC India Limited, ISSUES APPOINTMENT ORDERS TO THE KIN OF NLCIL COVID-19 VICTIMS


New Delhi, June 04: The Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi, undertook his maiden visit to NLC India Limited at Neyveli on 3rd and 4th June, 2022.

Pralhad Joshi was given a warm welcome by Rakesh Kumar, CMD, Functional Directors and Senior Officials of NLC India Limited on his arrival at Neyveli. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was presented.

Pralhad Joshi dedicated the renovated Registered Office of NLCIL at Chennai through Virtual Mode from Neyveli. He also had an interaction with the Senior Officers of NLCIL and the representatives of recognized Trade Unions, Associations and Welfare Federations.

He participated in a function organized at the Lignite Hall and handed over Provisional appointment orders to the kin of NLCIL employees who had lost their lives due to COVID-19.

NLC India Ltd., in a sympathetic gesture, had accorded approval to consider COVID-19 deaths of its employees, as Industrial accidents for providing compassionate employment to one of the legal heirs of the deceased employees. Accordingly, 85 such cases were considered for employment out of which 6 appointment orders were issued by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Coal, Pralhad Joshi today.

Delivering his Chief Guest address during the function, Pralhad Joshi stressed on the importance of coal in India’s energy security today.   India had a balanced energy mix and this was helping us move steadily towards our Energy-Environmental goals.

In this regard, NLC India’s efforts towards mining lignite and generating power deserved appreciation, he said.

Pralhad Joshi informed that while the Expected Electricity Generation by 2040 would be approximately 3000 Billion Units, India’s energy demand was set to double

by 2040. To cater to this demand, thermal coal demand by 2040 would increase to approximately 1500 Million Tonnes. However, we would also have to be conscious about the environment and keep in mind our sustainable mining goals. Though we are doing our best to balance our dependence on Coal and Lignite with development of renewables, our transition to renewables will mostly be gradual.

He commended the significant role played by NLCIL in fighting COVID even as the country emerged from the global pandemic. He thanked all the coal warriors for their unhindered contribution even during the lockdown and paid his respect and tribute to those who laid their lives in serving the nation during COVID.

Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL welcomed the gathering while N. Sadish Babu, Executive Director/HR, proposed a vote of thanks.

Earlier in the day,  the Hon’ble Union Minister visited the Mines, Neyveli New Thermal Power Plant (NNTPS), Anandham Illam (Elders’ Home managed by NLCIL) and Solar Installations. The Hon’ble Minister surveyed the operations of the Mine machineries, functioning of the 1000 MW Neyveli New Thermal Power Plant and the solar installations.

The visit of the Union Minister comes close on the heels of declaration of a record performance by NLCIL in the last Financial Year 2021-22.  NLC India Limited has achieved the highest ever targets in Total power generation, Total power Export, Coal production, Lignite Sales and Collection efficiency.

Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi exhorted the employees of NLCIL to shine on national scale and take forward the legacy of this company, while assuring that the government would offer all support with all possible cooperation.

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By Sarkaritel June 4, 2022 17:53