Affirmative Action: Education: School Scholarship Program

  • 30,000+

  • 22,000

    students in
    48 Govt. Schools
    got scholarship
    & Career

At Tata Power-DDL, we believe in the principle of ‘equity’ and that positive discrimination is necessary to bridge the gap between privileged and unprivileged communities. Under our School Scholarship program, students from the SC/ST community are supported with reference books, school bags, and other stationery material. An annual and customized personality development, interpersonal skills, career counseling and competency testing of these students is held. The scholarship program attached to the government schools have successfully indicated that the dropout rate has declined among SC/ST students thus improving their academic performances.

Affirmative Action: Employability: Scholarship in professional courses

  • 5000

    pursuing higher
    education awarded
    scholarship since 2007
  • 600

    students received
    in FY 21
  • 70% - 80%

    got placed

Tata Power-DDL aims to empower students from the SC/ST community, make them employable, and ensure sustained development of their families. Our Company’s efforts have been to support them with supplementary funds and give them access to skill based training to make them employable in the competitive job market.

The company offers financial support to the students pursuing ITI, Diploma, Engineering and other Degree courses. We also offer internship to interested students at our company to provide them practical exposure.

ROSHNI: Soft skill development training for adolescent girl students

  • 15

    Govt. Schools
  • 3300

    in FY 21
  • 2500+

    girls trained
    till date

Often girls from underprivileged communities, lack the opportunity and guidance required during their formative years, due to various cultural and social barriers. In order to bridge this gap, a soft skills training program was specifically designed for adolescent girls. The training program includes sessions on soft skills like personality development, English speaking, self-defence and hygiene through monthly sessions by professional counsellors. Career Counselling and one-to-one sessions are also provided to class X-XII girls to help decide upon appropriate career options for themselves. Based on the self-evaluation, more than 70% have reported higher confidence level, 75% reported making an effort to converse in English, more than 58% students were aware of themselves and 40% made an effort to communicate.

Affirmative Action: Entrepreneurship: Preference in supply chain

  • 13 SC/ST

    vendors covered
    in FY 21
  • 24 crore

    contracts given to AA

Going a step further in our commitment towards the Tata Affirmative Action Program, we give preference to enterprises belonging to SC/ST vendors for their effective representation in our supply chain. 100% waiver of Tender Fee, 50% relaxation in security deposit, relaxation in bank guarantee and 25% relaxation in company turnover under qualifying requirement criteria in General Conditions of Contract (GCC) are accorded to such enterprises. In essence, this program focuses on training and equipping the unemployed youth with the desired skills to make them self – reliant and skilled in generating income. Beneficiaries of our Electrical Training program, being run at various VT centres, are also hired in order to provide employment and utilise their expertise.

Affirmative Action: Employment: Preference in recruitment

  • 5%

    in marks

In the employment sector, campus recruitments preference is given to SC/ST candidates by lowering their qualifying marks but without diluting merit (Positive Discrimination). For this purpose, we exercise the philosophy of “skill vs. will” wherein a candidate with lower skill, but higher will to learn is positively discriminated and hired in the organization. A 5% relaxation in marks is given to candidates belonging to the SC/ST category during campus recruitment. Besides these, summer trainees from the SC/ST community are also encouraged to take up internships with Tata Power-DDL.