Government cuts tenure of NHPC personnel director, NK Jain, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld by 2 months


New Delhi: NHPC’s (staff) director Nikhil Kumar Jain was relieved of his post two months before the end of his tenure in the performance field, sources said on Tuesday.

On December 2, 2021, the Department of Energy informed NHPC of its decision to reduce Jain’s tenure. As directed by the ministry, Jain was removed from his post with immediate effect, they said.

“His tenure was until February 2022. Even after several warnings from the ministry, he was not improving his performance. By not contributing to the development of the organization, he was hampering the progress of the company,” the sources said. .

According to them, Jain was appointed to this post on February 7, 2017, for a period of 5 years. Prior to his role at NHPC, he was Director (Personnel) at Air India Limited since 2012.

“He was also not playing in his previous roles. It will be an example for all those who do not play in the PSUs,” a government source said.

Jain holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from IIT Roorkee. He obtained his LLB from the University of Delhi in 2010.

When contacted, Jain declined to comment on the matter.

An NHPC official, who was contacted for a response, said the decision to relieve him of service by the company was made on orders from the Energy Department.

NHPC, under the supervision of the Ministry of Energy, is the largest hydropower company in India. It is also expanding its presence in the solar and wind energy sectors.

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