Saptarshi Roy takes over as director-HR of NTPC

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Roy succeeds UP Pani who retired this October.

NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) has appointed Saptarshi Roy as director-HR. In March this year, Roy was selected to succeed UP Pani, the former director-HR as he was to retire in October.

Roy’s name was recommended by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) from amongst ten other candidates — five from NTPC and the rest from companies like PGCIL, NHPC, STC and DoT.

He joined NTPC as an engineering executive trainee on 15 November, 1980, and has served the company in various capacities.

Roy, 56, is a graduate in electrical engineering, with a career spanning over 36 years of outstanding contribution to NTPC as regional executive director (North and ER-I regions) as well as executive director (corporate planning) besides head-HR, projects and corporate office.

He has made major contributions to the HR framework of the company by introducing various innovative ideas, like securing the position of NTPC as the best company to work for since 2008. He also played a critical role as HR-head in managing transition and people integration issues during the acquisition of old assets and turning them around into successful ventures at NTPC.

He acted as a catalyst in ensuring healthy and productive employee relations with a climate conducive for growth. He has been actively involved in negotiating long-term wage settlement in the past. As the director-HR, he is responsible for the overall activities relating to human resource management at NTPC.

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