NTDC to establish R&D section including think tank

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ALTAF HAMID RAO, 

 

Lahore/MIRPUR  (AJK),    (Parliament Times) :   The Managing Director NTDC Engr. Muhammad Ayub has said that NTDC TSG training center will be aligned with international standards of training practices in power sector. He was addressing the opening ceremony of Technical Refresher Course-02 conducted for engineers of (BPS 18 to BPS 19) at TSG Training Center New Kot Lakhpat Lahore, today. He said that curriculum of the technical training courses should be equipped with innovation and hybrid technology to meet the forthcoming challenges in power sector particularly in NTDC.

He said NTDC will establish its Research & Development (R&D) section alongwith a think tank comprising of seasoned power sectors experts & engineers. Engr. Muhammad Ayub also planted a tree at training center under NTDC`s ongoing tree plantation campaign in line with Prime Minister’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” drive.

During the ceremony, MD NTDC was apprised that Technical Services Group (TSG) training center, from October, 2018 conducted 4 sessions of Technical Refresher Courses from BPS 18 to BPS 19 and 5th session is in progress. Total 11 sessions of Mandatory (Pre-Promotion) Refresher Courses have been conducted successfully and 12th session is in process. After completion of current session, 298 participants will be trained by TSG training center and earned revenue of Rs 73 million approximately.

Moreover, So far 22 sessions of official staff including Grid Operation, Grid Maintenance, Transmission Lines and Protection and Instrumentation have also been conducted from June 2020 till date including 6 on-going sessions. Total 408 candidates have been trained during this tenure and generated Rs 55.75 million Revenue.

Dy. Managing Director (AD&M) Safdar Ali, General Manager TSG M. Mustafa, GM (PA) M. Sakhawat, Chief Engineer TSG M. Ejaz Khan, Managers, Deputy Managers, Assistant Managers of TSG NTDC were also present during the ceremony.