• Ujjawal


    Affirmative Action: Education: School Scholarship Program

    • 7765

      supported in
      FY 18
    • More than


    • 90%

      go for higher
      7765 students

    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

    • 483

      scholarship in FY 18
    • 2500

    • 80%


    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.

    Affirmative Action: Entrepreneurship: Preference in supply chain

    • 10 SC/ST

    • 5.5 crore

      contracts given to SC/ST
      vendors in FY 18
    • 25+crore

      till date

    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
    • 1260 SC/ST

      employees in the

    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.