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Tata Power – DDL Ranked 4th in ‘India’s Best Company to Work for 2019’ Survey by ‘Great Places to Work’ Institute

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Tata Power Delhi Distribution has been ranked 4th in ‘India’s Best Company to Work For 2019’ survey by the Great Places to Work Institute. The award bears testimony to company’s commitment to enhance professional growth of its employees by setting new standards in the company’s work culture. It also highlights Tata Power-DDL’s efforts towards employee-friendly human resource policies and high engagement initiatives to enhance productivity and cultivate a harmonious and caring work environment where each employee creates an impact.

The company has witnessed a significant jump in the rankings, from 37th position in 2017, it has climbed up to the 4th spot in the best place to work survey 2019. It has also been recognized among the best workplaces in the energy, oil and gas industry along with NTPC, Indian Oil and FEDCO.

Speaking on the recognition Mr. Sanjay Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL said, “It is a matter of great honour and pride to be recognized as a great place to work. The recognition is a testimony to the commitment and hard work put in by our employees. We aspire to reach new milestones and remain a preferred employer in years to come”

The company’s endeavour is to provide empowerment to employees and create a strong distributed leadership in the organisation that encourages them to bring their best to work every day. The skills and competencies of the employees are constantly upgraded through higher education programmes/ exchanges designed for employees with utilities across the globe. The organisation believes in promoting the culture of innovation by involving all employees for continual improvement.

More than 600 organisation spanning 20 industries including IT, ITES, Telecom, Manufacturing, Energy and Banking applied to Great Place to Work Institute to assess and benchmark their workplace culture in India. The institute has an objective methodology of assessing workplace culture globally through its two lenses to evaluate and identify the best. The first lens measures the quality of employee experience through the globally validated survey instrument known as Trust Index. The second lens is called the Culture Audit, a proprietary tool of the institute that evaluates the people practices of an organisation, covering the entire employee life-cycle.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power Company (51%). Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). With a registered consumer base of 1.8 million and a peak load of around 2106 MW, the company's operations span across an area of 510 sq. kms. Tata Power-DDL has been the front-runner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. AT&C loss is a measure of overall efficiency of the distribution business which is the difference between units input into the system and the units for which the payment is collected. Today, AT&C losses stand at 7.3 % which is an unprecedented reduction of around 84% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.

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