Quality in Focus: NTPC Convenes Quality Meet 2023 in Bongaigaon

A cultural program based on the North East theme by in-house and local talents were also organized on the occasion which mesmerized the participants and their family members with the energy.

Quality in Focus: NTPC Convenes Quality Meet 2023 in Bongaigaon

NTPC Bongaigaon, in collaboration with Corporate QA&I, organized a two-day Quality Meet 2023 on November 17 and 18, 2023 at NTPC Bongaigaon, to deliberate about the various issues, suggestions and new initiatives being taken up by NTPC towards quality assurance in the power plant equipment supply and erection commissioning.

Sh. Manish Kumar Srivastava, ED (Engineering) graced the occasion with his presence and interacted with the participants in the concluding session. Shri Srivastava emphasized the significant role of CQA and FQA in maintaining quality within the organization. In his address, he said that Quality is the cornerstone of NTPC's success and NTPC is committed to continuous improvement and adopting of new tools and technologies in ensuring quality aspects in the power plant's equipment supply , erection and commissioning. Shri Srivastava also stressed the importance of continuous self-development, digitalization of documents, addressing issues promptly, working efficiently, and establishing a robust quality management system in the NTPC. He also encouraged participants to provide suggestions for quality improvement initiatives in the organizations.

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Earlier, in the inaugural session, Shri Karunakar Das, Business Unit Head, NTPC Bongaigaon extended a warm welcome to all participants and emphasized the importance of quality in various domains, highlighting the crucial role of FQA in ensuring site erection quality aligning with NTPC’s core value of "Total Quality and Safety."

Shri B C Roy, GM (QA&I) highlighted the critical role of Field Quality and the need for a system-driven approach that undergoes continuous review and adaptation to keep pace with the ever-changing technical landscape. He emphasized upon the close coordination among the Corporate and Field Quality executives and suggested close interaction with quality representatives of major suppliers to NTPC for addressing  various issues and resolving them at the earliest.

The meet featured presentations from various NTPC stations, including a deliberation by Shri Satish Upadhyay, ED-Rammam on "QA Practices in Civil Works of NTPC Projects" on November 17.

The Quality Meet was attended by senior officials from NTPC Bongaigaon, including Shri K C Muraleedharan, GM (O&M), Shri A Biswas, GM (Operation) and Shri Sanjay Pande, GM (FGD).The event brought together QA representatives from various NTPC stations along with representatives from Corporate Centre , IT, Vigilance, TS , presented physically as well as participants from across NTPC stations through VC. Various external stakeholders such as M/s BHEL, M/s L&T-T&D and M/s LMB were also invited to share their best practices in quality management.

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A cultural program based on the North East theme by in-house and local talents were also organized on the occasion which mesmerized the participants and their family members with the energy.

The Quality Meet 2023 served as a valuable platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices in quality management across NTPC. The event reinforced the importance of quality as a core value and highlighted the critical role of FQA in ensuring the highest standards of quality in NTPC's projects and operations.NTPC Bongaigaon is a 750 MW coal-fired power plant located in Bongaigaon, Assam, India.

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