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RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT - 2005
Document Information provided as per the Section 4 (I) (b) of the Act
 
The particulars of its organization, functions and duties
 
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Constitution of Board
   
INTRODUCTION

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is a Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The Company was registered as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956 in September 1987 with the objective of operating the atomic power stations and implementing the atomic power projects for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of the Government of India under the Atomic Energy Act, 1962.

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BACKGROUND PRIOR TO FORMATION OF NPCIL

The design, construction and operation of the nuclear power plants, prior to the formation of NPCIL, were carried out as a departmental activity of DAE. In the year 1967, Power Projects Engineering Division (PPED), a unit of DAE, was formed and entrusted with this responsibility. PPED was converted into Nuclear Power Board (NPB) in 1984, with increased delegation of powers. In September 1987, NPB was converted into Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a Public Sector Enterprise of DAE with a view to shift nuclear power to commercial domain.

India's first nuclear power station (Tarapur Atomic Power Station) at Tarapur consisting of two boiling water reactors was set up by a U.S. firm and was mainly to gain experience in the operation of nuclear power reactors in the Indian grid system. These reactors commenced commercial operation in the year 1969. It was first nuclear power station in Asia outside the Soviet Union. The unit size of 210 MWe at that time was the largest in the country.

The first Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in India were set up in collaboration with Canada in Rajasthan. Subsequently 2 PHWRs have been set up with greater indigenous content at Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu. In 1987, four PHWRs (NAPS & KAPS) were under construction and activities for other projects were at initial stages.

The assets of the erstwhile Nuclear Power Board, consisting of Tarapur Atomic Power Station, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (excluding unit 1), the Madras Atomic Power Station and all the projects then under the construction (Narora Atomic Power Project and Kakrapar Atomic Power Project) were transferred to NPCIL. NPCIL was also entrusted with the responsibility of operation of RAPS-1 on behalf of DAE.

The total Government Budgetary Support for Power Sector of DAE, from the year 1964-65 to 1987-88 (year of formation of NPCIL) has been about Rs. 2000 crore. During the corresponding period 49558 MUs (sales about Rs. 1000 crore) of electricity was generated. On formation of NPCIL, the assets of NPB worth Rs. 1313 crore (consisting of 967 crore as government equity and Rs. 346 crore as perpetual Government load) were transferred to NPCIL.

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NPCIL MISSION

To develop Nuclear Power Technology and to produce Nuclear Power, as a safe, environmentally being and an economically viable source of electrical energy to meet the increasing electricity needs of the country .

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NPCIL OBJECTIVES
  • To maximize the power generation and profitability from nuclear power stations with a motto of "safety first and production next".
  • To increase nuclear power generation capacity in the country, consistent with available resources in a safe, economical and rapid manner in keeping with the growth of energy demand in the country.
  • To continue and strengthen Q.A. activities relating to nuclear power programme within the organisation and those associated with it
  • To develop personnel at all levels through an appropriate Human Resources Development (HRD) programme in the organisation with a view to further improve their skills and performance consistent with the high technology.
  • To continue and strengthen the environmental protection measures relating to nuclear power generation.
  • To continue and strengthen the public awareness programmes for enhancing and improving the public perception of Nuclear Power in the country.
  • To share appropriate technological skills and expertise at national and international levels.
  • To bring about modernization and technological innovation in activities.
  • To co-ordinate and endeavor to keep the sustained association with the other units of DAE.

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Nuclear Power Plants in India
 

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AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD
1 Dr. C.B.S. Venkataramana, Additional Secretary, DAE Member
2. Shri Sekhar Basu, Director, BARC Member
3. Shri I.A. Khan, Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission Member
4. Dr. S.M. Jaamdar, Director Member

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SUB-COMMITTEE FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
1 Dr. S.M. Jaamdar Chairman
2. Shri I.A. Khan, Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission Member
3. Shri Preman Dinaraj, Director (Finance) Member
4. Shri R.K. Gargye Member

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INVESTORS’ GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL COMMITTEE
1 Dr. C.B.S. Venkataramana, Additional Secretary, DAE Chairman
2. Shri Preman Dinaraj, Director (Finance) Member
3. Shri I.A. Khan, Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission Member

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SHARES ALLOTMENT / TRANSFER COMMITTEE
1 Shri K.C. Purohit, Chairman & Managing Director Chairman
2. Dr. C.B.S. Venkataramana, Additional Secretary, DAE Member
3. Shri Preman Dinaraj, Director (Finance) Member

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SUB-COMMITTEE ON CONTRACTS & PURCHASES
1 Shri K.C. Purohit, Chairman & Managing Director Chairman
2. Dr. C.B.S. Venkataramana, Additional Secretary, DAE Member
3. Shri Preman Dinaraj, Director (Finance) Member
4 Shri S.G. Ghadge, Director (Technical) Member

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SUB-COMMITTEE ON RESOURCE MOBILISATION
1 Shri K.C. Purohit, Chairman & Managing Director Chairman
2. Dr. C.B.S. Venkataramana, Additional Secretary, DAE Member
3. Shri Preman Dinaraj, Director (Finance) Member

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