Please click on the article, to view more details.

On the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and also part of Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) a programme was held at NFC on 02.10.2019. The theme of this year's SHS 2019 is "Plastic Waste Management". The focus point of the campaign is massive shramdaan for plastic waste collection and effective recycle and / or disposal of collected waste.

Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Distinguished Scientist, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC garlanded the bust of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and spoke about the importance of Swacchata and encouraged the employees to keep their working premises neat and clean and avoid single usage plastic. He has also mentioned that the single usage of plastic has to be avoided even at home.

On this occasion, Dr. Dinesh Srivastava participated in the cleaning campaign and destroying of single use plastics along with the employees. The programme was attended by Shri N. Vijayaragavan-DCE (A), Smt. Meena Ravindran-DCE, Shri D. Sreedhar, Dy. Chief Engineer, Shri M.R.S. Prasad, GM, Shri Sriram S, CAO and employees of NFC. The busts of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar were garlanded by the dignitaries and also Employees.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

दिनांक 17/09/2019 को नाभिकीय ईंधन सम्मिश्र, हैदराबाद में 'हिंदी दिवस समारोह' का आयोजन किया गया। अतिथि वक्ता के रूप में डॉ.एस.एन.चतुर्वेदी, प्रमुख, पीएमएसजी, परमाणु खनिज अन्वेषण एवं अनुसंधान निदेशालय, हैदराबाद को आमंत्रित किया गया। श्री चतुर्वेदी ने “नाभिकीय ईंधन चक्र में पखनि की भूमिका” विषय पर अपना सारगर्भित व्याख्यान दिया। इस अवसर पर एनएफसी के विभिन्न संयंत्रों/अनुभागों से भारी संख्या में अधिकारी एवं कर्मचारीगण उपस्थित थे। कार्यक्रम में भारत सरकार के माननीय गृहमंत्री श्री अमित शाह और परमाणु ऊर्जा विभाग के सचिव श्री के.एन. व्यास के संदेशों का पठन किया गया। कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता डॉ. दिनेश श्रीवास्तव, मुख्य कार्यपालक, नाईंस द्वारा की गई। कुल मिलाकर हिंदी दिवस समारोह हर्षोल्लास के साथ सफलतापूर्वक संपन्न हुआ।

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Nuclear Fuel Complex organised the 36th DAE Safety and Occupational Health Professionals Meet during August 21-23, 2019 at Homi J Bhabha Convention Centre, NFC, Hyderabad in coordination with Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

The Theme of the Meet was "Effective Management of Operational Experience towards Enhanced Industrial Safety & Effective Management of Medical Emergencies at Work Place". Unit Heads and Group Heads of various units of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and more than 400 Delegates from various DAE units spread across India participated in the Meet.

Shri G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman, AERB was the chief Guest for the Meet. During the inaugural session, he has emphasised on the importance of learning from incidents for zero incidents. Shri D.K. Shukla, Executive Director, AERB, briefed about the themes of the Meet and its relevance to the industry.

The message from Shri K.N. Vyas, Chairman (AEC) and Secretary (DAE) was read out by CE, NFC. Shri Vyas, in his message, stressed upon importance of learning from accidents and utilization of this experience for enhancement of safety and wished that DAE will become role model for other industries to emulate good safety and health practices.

Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC explained about the importance given to safety and health as well as several measures undertaken during the last two years that helped in achieving zero accident status in different units of NFC. He also elaborated the measures taken for disposal of different kinds of wastes accumulated over several years to improve safety in the work areas.

AERB Industrial Safety Awards - 2018 under different categories were presented to the winning units by Chairman, AERB. NFC - Zirconium Complex received the award for fourth time since its inception. Monographs on the themes and poster on construction safety, fire safety and safety posters were released during the programme. Smt Sheela, Deputy Chief Executive (Safety), NFC proposed the vote of thanks.

Over 40 technical papers (including poster presentations) on safety and health were presented during the three day programme. All the authors / speakers were honoured with mementos & certificates. All the Speakers of technical presentations were facilitated with memento and certificates. Chairperson and Co-Chairperson were also facilitated with memento.

Shri T.E.C. Vidyasagar, former Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories, A.P and Expert Member, State Chemical Emergencies Crisis Group, Govt of Telangana delivered the prestigious Dr S.S. Ramaswamy Memorial Endowment Lecture on "Effective Management of Occupational Experience Towards Enhanced Industrial Safety".

A parallel session on occupational health was conducted separately wherein 13 papers were presented on medical emergencies at workplace due to various issues faced at different workplaces in different work environment. It was attended by over 30 Medical Officers & Certifying Surgeons from various Institutions of DAE.

Various vendors put up Safety exhibition stalls for displaying their products and were well viewed by delegates.

Various competitions such as Meet Logo, safety Poster and safety slogans were conducted on this occasion. Students of Atomic Energy Central School of Hyderabad and staff of various DAE units participated in these competitions. Prizes to the winners of these competitions were given away by Dr. Dinesh Srivastava.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Special Tubes Inspection Facility is an exclusive area with Clean Room conditions for carrying out the various QC operations of special tubes of different types of nuclear reactors available in India. Shri G Nageswar Rao, Chairman (AERB) had inaugurated the New Special Tubes Inspection Facility in presence of Shri D K Shukla (Executive Director, AERB) and Dr. Dinesh Srivastava (CE & Chairman-NFC). Special Tubes QC operations include various activities such as Eddy Current Testing, OD & ID Visual Inspections and Dimensional Inspection of Various Critical Tube Products such as PHWR Pressure Tubes & Calandria Tubes, PFBR & FBTR Hexcans and BWR Square Channels.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

A safety Training cum exhibition hall has been made by Safety Engineering Division (SED) with the help of Civil Engineering Division (CED), near the main gate. Various personal protective appliances, such as helmet, variety of safety shoes, gloves, goggles full body harness etc. along with safe practices especially for works at height and civil works are displayed in it.

A safety Training Kiosk has been provided at the hall to assess the understanding of safety aspects of visitors / workmen before issuing safety pass for carrying out the work through a question answer session.

A 55” LED screen with computer has been provided to educate the visitors about safety, with pictorial displays on the wall and with mannequins wearing various safety gadgets.

The hall was inaugurated on 22.08.2019 by Shri G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman, AERB in the presence of Dr Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC, Shri Dinesh Shukla, Executive Director, AERB and Smt. Sheela, Dy Chief Executive (Safety). Shri I. Kiran Kumar, GM (Safety) briefed about the facilities. The program was well attended by group heads of NFC.

The hall will be used for displaying various personal protective equipment and also for training / briefing to visitors, apprentices, employees, outsourced personnel etc. on safety.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

In line with Swachhata Abhiyan initiative of Government of India, NFC has taken up different initiatives for the same. Continuing the trend, a new garden “Swatantrata Udyan” was inaugurated by Shri G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman (AERB) along with tree plantation during his visit to NFC.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

As a part of contribution to the government’s initiative to utilize solar power and to reduce the consumption of conventional power, NFC have installed a Roof Top Solar Power Unit of 8 Kilo Watt Peak (kWp) Capacity to cater to the lighting loads. The solar power plant was inaugurated on 19.08.2019 by Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC in the presence of Smt. Sheela, Dy. Chief Executive (Safety). The program was well attended by all group heads and staff.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

73rd Independence Day jointly celebrated by NFC, CISF and AEC Schools on 15.08.2019. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC was the Chief Guest and hoisted the National flag. Children of AECS-1&2 presented speeches and cultural programmes. Joint Demonstration was held by CISF and NFC Fire Service & Medical personnel. Sr. Officers, representatives of various associations of NFC viz. NUFCOSSA, NFCSAA & NUFCOA have participated in the Independence Day celebration. A large number of employees, Colony Residents, students of AECS 1&2 and CISF personnel attended the Independence Day programme.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

The Graduation function of the 18th batch of BARC Training School NFC, Hyderabad OCES: 2018-19 was held on 02-08-2019 at the conference hall of Gurukul. Smt. Meena Ravindran, DCE, NFC gave the welcome address. Shri M.B. Verma, Director (Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research) addressed the august gathering as Chief Guest and presented the Homi Bhabha Prizes to the toppers of individual Engineering Disciplines. Shri Srijon Guha (Chemical Engg.), Shri Meher Manoj Ausali (Electrical Engg.), Shri Shantanu Vaswani (Mechanical Engg) and Shri Adarsh Patel (QA Engg) received the award. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chariman NFC Board and Chief Executive, NFC spoke during the occasion and distributed the certificates to the passing out Training School Officers (TSO). Shri Jagadish Nageshri, GM (Heavy Water Board) advised the TSOs about their future career prospects in DAE during his address and also welcomed the fresh batch of TSOs. Shri H.R.Ravindra, GM(HR) & Head BARCTS, NFC presented the annual report about the activities of the Training School during the past year. In all 19 TSOs graduated from the 18th Batch and 24 TSOs joined the incoming 19th batch for OCES: 2019-20.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Health Education Programme was organized by Medical Services section of NFC in association with HRD section on 19-07-2019 to commemorate “Occupational Health Day” which is celebrated on 9th July every year.

165 employees attended the programme in 2 batches. The programme was inaugurated by Shri G.Prasada Rao , Executive Advisor to CE, NFC and graced by Smt. Sheela, DCE (Safety) and Jawed Rasheed, SM (HRD).

Shri G.Prasada Rao in his address explained and emphasized the importance of Health Education Progamme. Smt Sheela while addressing the gathering, she told that the Health Educations Programmes organized by medical Services in the past helped NFC employees in taking care of their health when need arises and also praised about the CHSS scheme which is implemented at Hyderabad. She applauded the achievement made by OHC i.e. achieving 100% medical checkup attendance with the cooperation of all the employees. Sri Jawed Rasheed, SM (HRD) informed that this time HRD received overwhelming response for registrations to attend Health Education Programme which is highest response in the history of HRD. Dr. J. Vijay Rao, CMS (OHC, ZC & Kota) briefed about the programme details.

Dr. Arun Kumar Lingutla, Consultant Medical Oncologist, spoke on Cancer Awareness, preventive aspects and latest treatment modalities available. Dr. K. Ratnakar Rao, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon gave a talk on Prevention of Backache and Update in Orthopedics and latest surgical procedures. Dr.Uday Kumar, Director NIN, spoke on Good Nutrition for Good Health and importance of life style management. Dr.J.Vijay Rao spoke on importance & prevention of occupational health diseases. Interactive session with speakers was very encouraging and all the participants were actively involved in it.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

A bust of Dr. N. Kondal Rao, First Chief Executive, NFC, is installed at lawns opposite to “Saarathi” building in NFC. On the eve of 95th Birth Anniversary of Dr. N. Kondal Rao, the bust is unveiled by Shri K. Balaramamoorthy, former Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC in the presence of Dr. Anil Kakodkar, [Member(Atomic Energy Commission) & Former Chairman(Atomic Energy Commission) & Secretary (Dept of Atomic Energy)] and Dr. Dinesh Srivastava [Chief Executive, NFC]. The programme is attended by Smt. N. Mahalakshmi, wife of Dr. N. Kondal Rao along with her two sons & grandson and offered floral tributes. The programme is also attended by Shri R.N. Jayaraj [Former Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC], former Dy. Chief Executives and representatives of various Associations, viz. NFCIWU, NUFCOSSA, NFCSAA and NUFCOA in addition to large number of employees.

The event has also given press coverage by Telugu daily news papers (Eenadu, Andhra Jyothi, Namaste Telangana and Sakshi) and English daily news papers (The Hindu and The Hans).

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

121 IPS probationers undergoing training at Sardar Vallabbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad have visited NFC on June 25 & 26, 2019 for familiarization of activities of NFC. The team also includes probationers from Nepal and Bhutan. Shri C. Phani Babu, DCE (NFC-K) briefed the IPS probationers about the activities of NFC on 25.06.2019 and Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, CE, NFC addressed the IPS probationers on 26.06.2019. Shri P.P. Kelkar, SO/G, BARC, Mumbai has made a presentation on the activities of BARC and Shri Shashikant, AIG(CISF) has briefed on the security architecture of DAE Installations. The IPS probationers were also briefed about the security arrangements. After the briefing, a short film on the activities of NFC was screened for the participants followed by visit to different plants of NFC, STF / Rakshak Building, CISF Control Room and NFC North Gate. Shri Anil Bali, Sr. Commandant(CISF- NFC) coordinated and compeered the visit of the IPS probationers.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

NFC conducted two programs on International Yoga Day 2019.
1) Yoga practice session from 06:30 to 08:00 hrs.
2) Half day Seminar on “Yoga Technology for Fitness” by Dr A L V Kumar Reddy.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

NFC has celebrated World Environment Day (WED) 2019. As a part of it, NFC conducted a half day seminar on 04.06.19. The seminar was preceded by organizing various competitions viz., Quiz, essay writing and poster painting, etc., which were conducted for raising the environmental awareness of the employees. Banners were displayed at key locations for wider reach and badges highlighting the WED theme "Beat the air pollution" were distributed to all the employees. The program was presided by Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC and Commissioner, GHMC as the Chief Guest. The seminar also included invited talk by four eminent speakers specialist in the field of Environment pollution control.

In his key note address, Commissioner, GHMC Sri Dana Kishore, IAS delivered an inspiring and engaging speech on citizen's engagement in reducing the pressure on environment. He emphasized how an individual can serve the community in their locality by participating as a volunteer for bringing social & behavioural change towards reducing pollution and appropriate waste disposal.

Smt Kalpana Ramesh, Environmental activist gave a presentation on importance of the ground water reservoirs & route map for revival of lakes in and around Hyderabad. Smt Medha Naniwadekar, Environmental activist of Team 'Fenko Matt' gave a presentation focusing upon reduction of litter which is thrown away casually by people. She emphasise on efforts towards bringing a behavioural change by educating the people on how to properly dispose waste and asking them to stop throwing litter in public places. Dr Lakshni Narayana Raju, CEO, Khar Energy Optimiser delivered talk on role of water hyacinth towards reduction in carbon footprint.

Dr T. Srinivas, Vice President (Tech), M/s Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited highlighted the measures taken up by M/s Ramky in tackling the various aspects of pollution. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the competitions. The program ended with tree plantation inside NFC near the BBTP Canteen premises.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

NFC Day 2019 was celebrated on 01.06.2019 to commemorate the manufacture of first PHWR fuel assembly in NFC on 08.06.1971. Dr. A.K. Bhaduri, Director, IGCAR was the Chief Guest and Shri C.K. Asnani, CMD, UCIL & Dr. Mervin Alexander, Joint Secretary (I&M), DAE Mumbai were the Guests of Honour on this occasion. A short film depicting the various developmental activities carried out at NFC and the Swatchata Abhiyan in the year 2018-19 was screened before the august gathering. Former Chief Executives Shri K. Balaramamoorthy and Shri G. Kalyanakrishnan along with many retired Dy. Chief Executives participated in the celebrations and were felicitated on this occasion. Representatives of various Associations viz. NFCIWU, NUFCOSSA, NFCSAA and NUFCOA participated in the celebrations along with large number of employees.

Dr. A.K. Bhaduri has appreciated the key role being played by NFC in the Department of Atomic Energy and informed the gathering the number of collaborations between NFC and IGCAR. Dr. Mervin Alexander has expressed his pleasure in participating in NFC Day celebrations and explained in detail about the Happiness. Shri C.K. Asnani appreciated the remarkable achievements of NFC and stressed upon the important link between UCIL and NFC.

Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, CE, NFC in his speech informed the gathering about the achievements of NFC and also the future activities to be taken up by NFC for expansion and increase in the production and productivity.

Work of Excellence Awards for the contributions made by various groups of NFC were given away by the Chief Guest and Guests of Honour.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

A fully automated high-speed Pilger-mill EPCPM-50-C-8 supplied by M/s Danieli & C Officine Meccaniche SpA, Italy is installed & commissioned successfully at Stainless Steel Tube Plant of NFC. This mill has several advanced features like Planetary gear design for reciprocating motion for better balancing at higher speeds, Servo drives for shell feeding & turning for infinitesimally adjustable feed & turning angle, Motion control based real time electronic synchronization of eight mechanisms with main roll-stand position, State of the art computerized Human Machine Interface (HMI) with extensive information for operation & maintenance, etc., Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC inaugurated the Pilger-mill on 23.05.2019 in the presence of representatives of M/s Danieli, several senior officials of NFC & staff of SSTP. The event marks an important milestone in augmenting the plant capacity for production of Steam Generator tubes of upcoming 700MWe PHWRs.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

The technical lecture was delivered by Shri P. Puthiyavinayagam, Director, RDG & ESG, IGCAR. The topic was "FBR Energy Systems: Experience, Challenges & Path Ahead". The lecture outlined the Indian FBR programme by giving a glimpse of experiences in operating the Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), challenges faced in developing the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) and path envisaged for the future Fast Breeder Reactors (FBR).

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

NFC Works Committee has organized cultural programme on 17.04.2019 from 1800 hrs to 2100 hrs at Dr. Homi J. Bhabha Convention Centre, near ECIL X Road. All employees have been invited to attend the programme along with their family members.

Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC was the Chief Guest and Shri G. Prasada Rao, DCE (A), NFC was the Guest of Honour.

Bharata Natyam ballet has been performed by the disciples of Smt. Geeta Ganeshan of UC Performing Arts. Orchestra team from Sangeet Sagar have entertained the audience with old melodies and latest songs as per the requests.

The programme was well attended by Sr. Officers of NFC, representatives of various Associations, viz. NUFCOA, NFCSAA, NUFCOSSA and NFCIWU and large number of employees along with their family members attended the cultural programme. All the Guests were provided with snacks and dinner.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

NFC has observed the National Fire Service Week. During the week Banners & Posters were displayed at various locations. Fire Tender with crew made a round in all the plants and DAE colony for awareness to the public.

Various awareness competitions were conducted. The fire safety quiz, poster, slogan (Hindi, Telugu, English) and Essay (Hindi, Telugu, English) competitions were conducted for employees. Rescue cum pump drill & Breathing Apparatus set wearing drill competitions were conducted for fire service employees. Hose laying drill competition was conducted for CISF employees. The fire safety quiz, poster, slogan (Hindi, English) and Essay (Hindi, English) competition was conducted for students of Atomic Energy Central School.

Valedictory function was held on 15th April. Dr. Sunil Tonpe, GM(WS,FS&AS) welcomed & deliver speech about significance of fire service week to the gathering. Shri Sudhir Kumar Sharma, DCFO has given brief report on Fire Service activities during the year 2019. Shri S. Kiran kumar President, NFCSSA, gave attractive speech on fire safety. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC gave key note address and distributed the prizes for the winners of various competitions. Shri G.B. Devikar, SO/D was felicitated and Shri Raju Tawne, SO/B1 proposed vote of thanks.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

128th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar has been celebrated by NFC. Dr. J.B. Raju, Indian Information Service (Retired) & State president for SC Sena and Managing Director, Ambedkar Satellite TV was the Chief Guest, Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC was the Guest of Honour. Dr. J.B. Raju, the Chief Guest, spoke extensively on the life and contributions of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and reiterated that Dr. Ambedkar should be treated as National Leader and not a Dalit Leader.

Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, CE, NFC spoke about the contributions of Dr. Ambedkar and informed the Association Members to educate the students from the villages and encourage them for higher studies and get equal opportunity for employment. Representatives of various Associations Viz. NFCIWU, NUFCOSSA, NFCSAA, NUFCOA and NFC ST Rights Protection Society spoke about the contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Employees in large numbers have participated in the Celebrations

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

National safety day was celebrated with much fanfare in Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad on 12.03.2019, 1430 hr at the auditorium in Sarathi building. The theme identified by National Safety Council for the year 2019 is "Cultivate and Sustain Safety Culture for Building Nation".

On the eve of the celebrations, various safety competitions like slogan and essay writing in Telugu, Hindi and English; drawing of poster, safety quiz and spot the hazard contests were organized by Safety Engineering Division for the persons working in NFC. More than 400 persons participated in these competitions.

About 225 employees and senior officials and group heads attended the safety day function. Representatives of employees, viz., S/Shri K.Raja Reddy, President, NFCIWU; P.V.Divakar, President, NUFCOSSA; Tejavath Peekla, President, NFCSAA; M.R.S.Prasad, Vice President, NUFCOA; Smt Sheela, DCE(Safety) addressed the gathering about the safety culture, and benefits of ensuring safety in the work place. While speaking, the employees of NFC were congratulated for working without reportable accident during the year 2018 which was a first since inception of NFC, the speakers also cautioned the employees against complacency and the need for doing the works safely even in the absence of supervision. Chairman and Chief Executive Dr Dinesh Srivastava delivered key note address and stressed about the pain to persons and their families due to accidents, need for efforts by line management for identification and elimination of hazards, training, supervision and work towards "Vision Zero Incidents at the Work Place". Prizes were distributed to the winners of various safety competitions. The programme was concluded with the rendering of national anthem by all participants.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

World over International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th. On this day, Nuclear Fuel Complex appreciates the act of courage, determination exhibited by Women and who have contributed in bringing about a change.

A talk by Dr. Vasundara Cheepurupalli, KIMS Hospital was organized on 8th March, 2019.

Dr. Vasundara Cheepurupalli, DGO, DNB, MRCOG (UK) is a Consultant Gynecologist & Obstetrician, Fellow in Minimal Access Surgery, Certified Menopause Practitioner, Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon (Youngest Robotic Surgeon in India).

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Press coverage of Handing over of One Millionth PHWR Fuel Bundle on 25/02/2019.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Shri L. Murugan, Hon’ble Vice-Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, New Delhi visited NFC on 22.02.2019 for a review meeting.Shri Murugan paid floral tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar located at NFC premises. The programme was attended by Shri M.A. Inbarasu, Joint Secretary (I&M), DAE, Mumbai, Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC, Sr. Officers of NFC, representatives of various Associations of NFC viz. NFCIWU, NFCSAA, NUFCOSSA and NUFCOA and large number of employees.

After Guard of Honour, Shri Murugan has planted a tree in the premises of NFC.

Members of NFC Scheduled Castes Association felicitated the Hon’ble Vice-Chairman. He had a meeting with the NFCSC Association and NFC ST Association also with the Management and reviewed the status of SC/ST issues.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board, Mumbai (CE, HWB) visited NFC on 21.02.2019 and delivered a lecture to BARC Training School Officers (TSO), NFC on the topic "Activities of Heavy Water Board towards Nuclear Power Programme". He had also interactive session with the TSOs. On this occasion, Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, CE, NFC felicitated CE, HWB.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

NFC celebrated 70th Republic Day with great fervour and zeal. A combined program by NFC, Atomic Energy Central School and CISF was conducted with lot of vigor. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC hoisted the National Flag, took the salute and delivered a speech. CISF personnel, NFC Fire services personnel and NCC Students of AECS participated in the very well coordinated parade. Prizes were presented to the meritorious students of AECS. Fire Services personnel demonstrated ‘How to Rescue persons from smoke filled room’ and CISF demonstrated skills of the sniffer dogs and Mock Drill. AECS students presented colour full cultural programs. The program was well attended by NFC senior officers & staff, CISF personnel, AEC Teachers & Students, their family members, representative of various unions & associations and residents of DAE Colony.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) has been assisting and protecting employee's health through medical services at Occupational Health Center (OHC) and curative health care service to employees and their dependents at Colony Health Center (CHC).

In order to improve the quality of medical services (in terms of transparency, efficiency and building of accurate data repository) at both the medical centers together with Contributory Health service Scheme (CHSS) membership management and Claim/Bill processing systems, A proposal was initiated to deploy an Information Technology solution catering to all medical functions at NFC.

The software for the initial Phase (i.e. Phase:1) covering functions of OHC, CHC, CHSS, Medical accounts and Outsourced Pharmacy was inaugurated by Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Chairman and Chief Executive NFC on 21st January 2019, remotely from Control laboratory, NFC. Several Group Heads, senior management, employees and representatives of various union were present at Inaugural function. Few screen shots of the system and photographs of inaugural session are given below.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has been organizing an International Conference every three years on “Characterization and Quality Control of Nuclear Fuels (CQCNF)” since 2002. The 6th edition of the Conference was held during December 5-7, 2018 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The Theme of the Conference was “Characterization of Nuclear Fuel for enriched Quality, Performance and Safety”. The Conference provided an excellent platform across global nuclear arena to discuss the present practices, recent developments and future trends in the areas of nuclear fuels for water cooled reactors. In addition to the huge participation from various DAE units, there was an overwhelming response from the internationally and nationally acclaimed organizations like Cameco, Canada; JSC NAC, Kazatomprom, Republic of Kazakhstan, IAEA, Vienna, M/s. CREMER Thermoprozessanlagen GmbH, Germany, M/s. GEA Courtoy, Belgium & M/s. Mechelonic Engineers, Mumbai, M/s. Plansee India High Performance Materials Pvt.Ltd., Bangalore, M/s. Therelek Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore etc. The conference was graced by Dr. Srikumar Banerjee, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission as the Chief Guest, Shri. M. B. Verma, Director, Atomic Minerals Directorate as the Guest of Honour and Former Chairman and Chief Executives of NFC like Dr.Chaitanyamoy Ganguly, Shri. R. N. Jayaraj and Dr. N. Saibaba. There were 13 Plenary Talks given by experts in the field of Nuclear Fuel Fabrication, 15 Invited Talks, 32 Oral Presentations and 26 Posters.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

November 2018 was observed as Quality Month during which several lectures by eminent speakers were organized. As part of Quality Month Celebration competitions like quiz, slogan and essay writing were also conducted to create Quality Awareness among the employees. Valedictory was held on 30/11/2018. Prizes were distributed to the winners during Valedictory function.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

On the occasion of World Diabetic Day on 14-11-2018, 5K Health Walk was organized for NFC employees & CISF Personnel. Health Walk was inaugurated by Chairman & Chief Executive Dr. Dinesh Srivastava. Around 500 employees took active part. A Health Talk was also organized on “DIABETES, THE ON FALL” by Dr.Vrinda Agarwal, Senior Consultant, Endocrinologist at Care Hospital.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Vigilance Awareness Week 2018 was celebrated in NFC from 29/10/2018 to 03/11/2018. The theme was "Eradicate Corruption - Build a New India". On this occasion pledge was taken by all the staff of NFC. To create more awareness, various competitions like, Debate (Information Technology is a boon or bane in eradicating Corruption), Essay (Eradicate Corruption - Build a New India), Quiz, Elocution, Cartoon / Poster drawing and Slogans, were conducted. These competitions were held in Telugu, Hind and English Languages. Employees and students from Atomic Energy Central Schools were encouraged to participate in the competitions. Prizes were distributed to the winners during Valedictory Function on 03/11/2018. Shri Stephen Mervin Alexander, Joint Secretary (A&A) & Chief Vigilance Officer, DAE was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory function. He also visited plants and recently developed garden where he planted a tree.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is utilized in purification of refractory and reactive metals for various applications of national importance. NFC is having very old low power EBM furnaces. Now, BARC and NFC together designed a high power (300 kW) Electron Beam Melting Furnace (EBMF). Total system was built indigenously with state of the art technology. It is installed and commissioned at NFC. The EBMF was inaugurated by Honorable President of India, Sri Ram Nath Kovind on 15th May 2018. The furnace has been tested for melting of Zirconium alloys and Niobium metal up to 280 mm diameter and one meter length. With this facility India has become the fourth country in the world to possess high power electron beam melting technology. This is excellent example of Make in India and self-reliance.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.

Dr Dinesh Srivastava, Distinguish Scientist has assumed charge of Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex with effect from 01/02/2018. In this capacity he will also be Chairman of NFC Board.

Please click on photo to enlarge it and for slideshow.