Govt concerned at migration of manpower from PSUs

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (UNI) Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today expressed concern at the migration of trained manpower from Public Sector Undertakings to the lucrative private sector, saying the state-run enterprises should make an all-out bid to meet the aspirations of the young.

"The retention of trained manpower is the biggest challenge for companies like the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)," Mr Shinde said addressing the the second batch of its NTPC Executive Trainees-2008 (campus batch).

''The power sector of the country has got enriched by 464 young engineers joining NTPC to serve the nation,'' Mr Shinde said.

He said the NTPC should rework its policies to provide for higher education facilities and take steps to fulfil the aspirations of the young engineers.

The candidates will undergo six months of classroom training followed by another six months of on-the-job training at various Employee Development Centres located at different projects.

NTPC is also in the process of recruiting 320 Executive Trainees through an All India Open Competitive Examination.

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