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Succession Planning

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Who's Packing Your Parachute?

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Chief Patron Shri R.N.Sen

Chairman DVC

CEO with HR Orientation

Patron Shri A.Mallik

Director (HR) _________________ Editors Abhijit Sen Assistant Manager HR Ajit Kumar Assistant Manager HR

HR Updates


August - 2013

Damodar Valley Corporation

Monthly HR Newsletter

Shri R.N.Sen, Honble Chairman, DVC has been awarded CEO with HR Orientation Award at the 12th Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards held in Bangalore on 5th September, 2013





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Well here is 15 reasons. Why you are never too old to accomplish your dreams. At the age of 41,Christopher Columbus landed in the new world. At the age of 44, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. At the age of 49,Marion Puzo published, the Godfather. At the age of 52,Ludwig Van Beethoven composed the Ninth Symphony. At the age of 55,Alex Haley published The Roots. At the age of 57, Annie Peck climbed Mount Huascaran in the Andes. She was the person to reach the top. At the age of 59,Clara Barton founded the Red Cross. At the age of 63 , Francis Galton revealed to the world that no two people have the same fingerprints and revolutionized crime fighting in the process. At the age of 64, John Pierpont Morgan formed U.S.Steel,the world first billion dollar corporation. At the age of 68, Clifford Batt swam the English Channel. At the age of 69 , Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of 79, Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocals. At the age of 94 , Leopold Stokowski signed a six year contract to conduct music. At the age of 95, Mother Jones, Union Organizer ,wrote her famed biography. At the age of 100 , Ichijirou Araya climbed Mount Fuji. Keep the clock going It is never too late for doing anything !!! --------RAM ANUJ TIWARI,ENGINEER,CLD,DVC,MAITHON MY DVC MY VOICE 3


Energy is essential for survival on earth, Through solar wind and biomass the energy supply took berth. Soon after came industrialization, emerged fossil fuel, which developed civilization. But it seems we have been too cruel, with the indiscriminate use of fossil fuel. World is heating up so the price of oil, Greenhouse gas emission is here to spoil. Climate change and global warming are the two results we cant ignore, The supply shortage is a huge factor; we cant refuse electricity to billions anymore. With the problems spreading fast, finding a way-out is a must. IPCC and IEA proposed renewables as leading the way with fossil fuels being past. Energy from sun and wind have much potential, Geothermal and hydro are also crucial. With no GHG, these are green, obviously they can preen. Along with world, India is too going green, Doesnt just babble but not too boast, India is gradually taking its post. 5th in world in wind capacity, but lots to do, no paucity. RPO and REC as helping hand, India Govt. is joining the band. From its origin DVC has small hydel, now its stepping on solar spectrum. 15MW of pilot project, its also canal top, a huge prospect. With the proposed solar Highway DVC could show others the way. RE is the path to future, dont back down, just nurture. March to RE is on; green power is devoid of con. This is the time, this is the way, and it is up to you to make it stay. This was the gist, in a small list, of the write up, that we sketched up. Moving onto presentation, goal is to mark green impression. Competition is just the bait, to catch up attention before its too late. We take the opportunity to share our vision, a gradual slope from submission to presentation. The technology, world and Indian status with the barriers given in a concise write up, We do not repeat but nonetheless, we give a different look to refresh. With continuation we start the presentation, kindly ask for your attention. Now we mainly focus on DVC, its run to broaden its periphery. Everyone has to grasp the essence; we require all to make things happen, Small steps, not very hard, are required from everyone to mark the start. With DVC on limelight we want five point strategy to highlight. Inspiration and Investment with proper foresight will enable us to reach sky high. Vision Green is not a choice and everyone has to listen to his inner voice. Energy Efficiency is the Trill, Education & Engagement should be our drill Sustainability is the caption, Biomass is an effective option Earnest decision to be taken, no time for waste; We want implementation, not just deliberation, We hope DVC to makes a mark, & bears responsibility to be the stalwart. Together we recommend all to go green, for betterment of kith & kin.

By Pallabi Chakraborty GET(E) E&P DVC Kolkata



Succession planning is a systematic approach to: Building a leadership pipeline/talent pool to ensure leadership continuity Developing potential successors in ways that best fit their strengths Identifying the best candidates for categories of positions & concentrating resources on the talent development process yielding a greater return on investment. Succession planning recognizes that some jobs are the lifeblood of the organization and too critical to be left vacant or filled by any but the best qualified persons. Effectively done, succession planning is critical to mission success and creates an effective process for recognizing, developing, and retaining top leadership talent. STEP 1 Identifying the long-term vision and direction -Analyzing future requirements for products and services -Using data already collected -Connecting succession planning to the values of the organization -Connecting succession planning to the needs and interests of senior leaders. STEP 2 Identifying core competencies and technical competency requirements -Determining current supply and anticipated demand -Determining talents needed for the long term -Identifying real continuity issues Developing a business plan based on long-term talent needs, not on position replacement. STEP 3 Using pools of candidates vs. development of positions -Identifying talent with critical competencies from multiple levelsearly in careers and often -Assessing competency and skill levels of current workforce, using assessment instrument(s) -Using 360 feedback for development purposes -Analyzing external sources of talent.

STEP 4 Identifying development/learning strategies: -Planned job assignments -Formal development -Coaching and mentoring -Assessment and feedback .
STEP 5 Implementing recruitment strategies (e.g., recruitment and relocation bonuses, retention bonuses, quality of work life programs) .Implementing development/learning strategies (e.g., planned job assignments, formal development, Communities of Practice) STEP 6 Monitoring & Evaluation: Tracking selections from talent pools -Listening to leader feedback on success of internal talent and internal hires -Analyzing satisfaction surveys from customers, employees, and stakeholders -Assessing response to changing requirements and needs. MY DVC MY VOICE 5

Orientation Training at DTI, Chandrapura

12 Weeks, cyclic Induction training at DTI, Chandrapura for newly recruited GETs

The classroom training at DTI Chandrapura & Power Plant familiarization training in 4 plants in a grouped, phased and cyclic order covering 12 weeks Induction (Orientation ) training for newly recruited GETs is going on in full swing with effect from 09.09.2013. One week orientation training for Batch A, Phase I was organized in a very effective manner at DTI, Chandrapura. This was held from 09.09.2013 to 14.09.2013 on various topics (8 different topics for classroom training) and one day plant visit orientation training. During plant visit of trainees the extended cooperation and help from Project head, C.E (O&M), D.C.E (Op.), Unit # 7 & 8, DGM (HR), Sr. Manager (HR) and Chief Safety Officer, CTPS was appreciable and praise worthy to Team DTI, Chandrapura by extending guidance of spare shift Engineers & other aspects etc. Various topics each of TPP Construction & Basics, Water package (CW system & DM Plant), Power Plant Chemistry, Industrial Safety & Fire Safety, Coal Transportation & handling plant, Boiler & Auxiliaries ( FSSS/BMS and ESP), Turbine Auxiliaries with C.T & Generator & Auxiliaries with TPS Electrical system layout etc. made the newly joined GETs aware & familiar about their organization i.e the DVC. This training will certainly help in the professionalism process for smooth transition in to the culture of the organization.

The orientation programme was inaugurated by Shri S.K. Chatterjee, Director, DVC Training Institute and Shri B.N. Singh, CE & HOP, CTPS on 09.09.2013. During their inaugural address they motivated the 26 Nos. of newly joined GETs to work in a professional way for overall betterment of our organization. The programme was anchored by Shri K.K. Sharma, S.E (E) & H.O.O and coordinated by Shri M. Jha, Dy. Chief Engineer (M) along with others. Also other dignitaries C.E & HOP, CTPS, C.E (O&M), CTPS, DGM, CTPS & Commandant, CISF Unit, CTPS witnessed the programme with their few words on the occasion.
This programme was highly successful and appreciated by honble faculties and guests. Participants appreciated a lot about the way of programme conduction, in a homely environment and were enriched by the quality materials during the training. The hospitality received from Team DTI and valedictory lunch at D.B by Power Plant authorities on 14.09.2013 was remarkably appreciated by trainees.


News Input: Shri Rohit Kumar, AE (E), CTPS



Training Man-Days achieved during 2012-13 & 13-14

20000 18000 16000 14000 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0


4954 29





1003 1182



1500 1023 ManDays

9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 April May June July August 29 1390 529 649 802 1033 839 377 5069


3202 1003

Total for Apr-Aug

Apr-Aug 12-13

Apr-Aug 13-14

No. of employees imparted training during 2012-13

1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 Tech Non-Tech Total 745 478 No.

No. of employees imparted training till Aug'13

1200 1000 800 600 800



No. 250

200 0 Tech




Who's Packing Your Parachute?

Charles Plumb, a US Naval Academy graduate, was a jet fighter pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience. One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, "You're Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!" "How in the world did you know that?" asked Plumb. "I packed your parachute," the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, "I guess it worked!" Plumb assured him, "It sure did. If your chute hadn't worked, I wouldn't be here today." Plumb couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb says, "I kept wondering what he might have looked like in a Navy uniform. I wonder how many times I might have seen him and not even said good morning, how are you or anything because, you see, I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor." Plumb thought of the many hours the sailor had spent on a long wooden table in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he didn't know. Now, Plumb asks his audience, "Who's packing your parachute?" Everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day. Plumb also points out that he needed many kinds of parachutes when his plane was shot down over enemy territory - he needed his physical parachute, his mental parachute, his emotional parachute, and his spiritual parachute. He called on all these supports before reaching safety. His experience reminds us all to prepare ourselves to weather whatever storms lie ahead. As you go through this week, this month, this year...recognize and be grateful to the people who pack your parachute!


The web of interdependence binds us all


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