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The very first of the bunch of residential towers planned at NFC-Kota township, twin towers named ‘Aravali’ and ‘Mount Abu’ were inaugurated on 17th May, 2024.

Both of these 13-storeyed buildings are the tallest buildings in Rawatbhata.

The inauguration ceremony was graced by Shri B C Pathak, Chairman & Managing Director (NPCIL) in the presence of Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chief Executive (NFC), Shri K Mahapatra, Director (DCSEM), Shri D Sreedhar, Dy. Chief Executive (NFC), Shri P A Pratap, Project Director & Dy. Chief Executive (NFC-Kota) and Shri Vinayak M Bhat, Dy. Chief Engineer (NFC).

Central Control Room of Oxide Plant Module-1 and Sintering Control Room of Module-2 under PFFF, NFC-Kota were also inaugurated.

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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, spot the fire hazard, slogan (Hindi, Telugu and English) and Essay (Hindi, Telugu, English) competitions were conducted for employees. Various fire 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. Fire safety quiz competition was also conducted among the contract works. Fire theme park and new fire tender were inaugurated by Chairman & CE, NFC.

Valedictory function was held on 16th April 2024. Shri Sudhir Kumar Sharma, DCFO has welcomed gathering and Shri M Seenaiah, GM gave brief report on Fire Service activities of 2023. Representatives of unions and associations gave attractive speech on fire safety. Shri B Satyadev, Sr GM spoke about the significance of fire service week and Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC gave key note address and distributed the prizes to the winners of various competitions. Shri S A K Sagar anchored the programme and Shri Raju Tawne proposed vote of thanks.

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133rd Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was celebrated in NFC. Professor Dr. G.Mallesham, Dean, Development & UGC affairs, Osmania University was the Chief Guest and Dr. Komal kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC was the Guest of Honour.

Professor Dr. G.Mallesham spoke extensively on the life and contributions of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who has struggled throughout his life for eradicating Socio-economic inequalities existing in our society. He also reiterated that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is a great National Leader and a universal personality.

Dr. Komal Kapoor spoke about the contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to India in many fields and most important contribution was in his role as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution of India.

The senior officials of NFC Administration, Representatives of SC/ST Associations and other Associations of NFC have spoke about the contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Employees in large numbers have participated in the Celebrations and paid rich tributes to Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

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53rd National safety day was celebrated in Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad. The theme as announced by the National Safety Council of India is “Focus on Safety Leadership for E.S.G Excellence”. Safety day celebrations at NFC highlighted the importance of improving safety culture at work place by ensuring proper safety measures.

Dr. D.S. Setty, Dy. Chief Executive (EPP, BPS, Bar. Op & Machine Shop) and Chairman (Safety Committee), NFC and representatives of employees addressed the gathering. Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC while delivering keynote address appreciated the efforts of all the employees of NFC-Hyderabad in improving the safety performance.

Later, prizes were distributed to the plants for their contribution in following best safe practices and housekeeping. During safety day campaign, various safety competitions like quiz, spot the hazards, slogan and essay writing in Telugu, Hindi and English; drawing of poster contests were organized for the employees. Prizes were distributed to the winners of competitions.

Inauguration of Safety Park Model: Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman and CE, NFC has inaugurated the “Safety Park Model for working on Roof Sheets”. This facility is having demo models for working on roof sheets. It will help in providing the practical training to the employees and outsourced workers. Group Heads, senior officials, representatives of employees and employees were present during the inauguration of the facility.

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Ms. Anjali Sinha, JS (I&M), DAE visited NFC Hyderabad on 20th March 2024. She was accompanied by Dr Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC to various plants of NFC. During the visit, senior officials of NFC had briefed Ms. Anjali Sinha about various manufacturing activities and quality aspects of products made by NFC. Also, she has witnessed automatic operations of various machines utilized in the production activities.

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Shri Rajeev Kumar Mital, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Atomic Energy has visited NFC Hyderabad on 18th March’2024. He was received by Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC and had interaction with senior officers of NFC. Later, he has visited to plants of NFC along with Dr Komal Kapoor. Various activities of production and quality were shown to Shri Rajeev Kumar Mital.

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On the eve of International Women’s Day, NFC has organized a health awareness programme and medical camp on 8th March 2024 focusing on importance of awareness & prevention of women centric diseases. Chief Guest Dr. Suman Kapoor, Consultant Gynecologist gave key note address. Guest Speaker Dr. K. Lalitha Reddy, Oncologist delivered an excellent lecture on “Carcinoma Breast Carcinoma Cervix”. Dr. Rina Kapoor, CMS, NFC has welcomed chief guest and the participants of the programme. Smt. M. Rajasri, GM, NFC addressed the gathering. The event was followed by screening tests of women employees of NFC.

Also a guest lecture by Dr. Archana Sharma, DS & Director, Beam Technology Development Group, BARC was organized on 18.03.2024. She delivered an excellent talk on Nuclear technologies and Non-Power applications.

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Smt Seema Jain, IAS, Secretary to Government of India & Member (Finance), Space Commission/Atomic Energy Commission/Earth Commission visited NFC Hyderabad on 14th Feb’2024. At arrival she was given Guard of Honor by Central Industrial Security Force. She was accompanied by Dr Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC to various plants of NFC. She had discussions with senior officials of NFC and briefed about the various manufacturing activities and quality aspects of products made by NFC. She has shown keen interest in the automatic operations of various machines and product of NFC. Tree plantation was done at the end of the visit.

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Shri V. Rajesh, Director (Technical), NPCIL has visited NFC on 10th Feb’2024. He visited various plants along with Dr Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC. Various automatic operations and products of NFC were shown to him. Shri N. Rajesh and Dr Komal Kapoor has flagged off First batch of fuel consignment to RAPS-7 (700MWe) PHWR and 700MWe Pressure Tubes for Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidut Pariyojana – 1 & 2. At the end of the visit, tree planation was carried.

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A Programme was organized on "Implementation of RTI and Challenges" on 06.02.2024. Shri Heeralal Samariya, The Hon’ble Chief Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission (CIC), New Delhi was the Chief guest of the programme and delivered a key notes on Implementation of RTI, Various rules and guidelines under RTI act, procedure of RTI applications, benefits of RTI, roles of the organization in maintaining the data and replying to the RTI queries etc. The program was attended by many employees along with senior officials.

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Nuclear Fuel Complex organised 38th DAE Athletics meet from 31st Jan 2024 to 02nd Feb 2024. The Athletics meet was inaugurated on 31.01.2024 by Chief Guest Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC and guest of honour Shri C Anurag Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of ECIL.

Athletes from eight DAE teams viz. Rameshwaram, Pushkar, Nagarjuna, Golkonda, Ajanta, Ellora, Dwaraka and Konark participated in the meet. The Athletics meet was conducted under the guidance of Athletic Federation, Telangana. Shri G. Gaurahari Das, AGM, NFC was acted as External observer from DAE.

After march-past, scintillating dance performance by schools children of AECS, Hyderabad and oath taking ceremony, events of athletics meets was started. Medals were distributed to winners of the each event. Ellora team won the champion ship. All the events were witnessed and enjoyed thoroughly by huge audience.

Valedictory function was organized on 02.02.2024. The Chief Guest of the Valedictory function Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive of NFC and Guest of Honour Shri N. Ramesh, Dronacharya Awardee-Athletics, National Coach Athletics (Sprints), Sr. Athletics Coach – Sports Authority of India gave the prizes to the winners in various events. Other dignitaries were Shri M.R.S Prasad, Convener (Organizing Committee), Shri D. Sreedhar, Chairman (Ground preparation, Reception, Transport & Accommodation Committee), Shri M.V. Ramana, Chairman (Works Committee), Shri G.N. Ganesha, Chairman (Tournament Committee), and Shri S K Pathak, Chairman (Catering Committee). Many senior officers and representatives from unions / associations of NFC attended the program.

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75th Republic Day was jointly celebrated by NFC, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Atomic Energy Central (AEC) Schools, Hyderabad on 26.01.2024. Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC grace the occasion as Chief Guest and hoisted the National flag. Chief Guest inspected the parade along with Parade Commander Shri Rahul Singh Gautam, Commandant, CISF.

AEC School children gave the speeches, performed cultural programmes. CISF has demonstrated their skills with respect to threat mitigation skills and dog squad drills. Fire Services personnel performed fire rescue drill during the celebrations.

Senior officials and representatives of various unions & associations of NFC have participated in the celebrations. Also, a large number of employees, colony residents and students of AEC School attended the program.

Performance of students of AEC Schools, CISF and Fire Service personnel of NFC was the major attractions of the day.

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A 100-feet-tall national flagpole that was installed in Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad as a tribute to the freedom fighters and numerous soldiers who gave their lives for the country is unveiled by Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC on 25th January 2024. Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Former CE(NFC), Group Heads, Senior Officials, employees and representatives of various unions & associations of NFC has attended the programme.

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A quite informative talk on "Smart Manufacturing using Industry 4.0 through Automation" was organized at NFC on January 18, 2024. Shri K. Raghu, the Managing Director of M/s Akrivia Automation Pvt. Ltd., shared valuable insights into implementing automation in the shop floor and discussed various methods like health assessment of equipment, predictive maintenances, breakdown reports etc., to improve productivity, quality, and safety while minimizing human-machine interaction. Additionally, examples were provided to illustrate these concepts for easier comprehension.

The program was also attended by Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive of NFC, along with other senior officials. It's evident that such talks contribute significantly to advancing knowledge and practices in the field of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

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World Hindi Day was celebrated grandly on January 10, 2024 at Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad.

On this occasion, Chief guest of the program, Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC greeted everyone on World Hindi Day. In his address, he emphasized to increase the use of Hindi, which is Official Language, even more in our administrative work and technical work as well. He also encouraged using Hindi in the field of Science and technology. He also recommended to use latest technology to learn Hindi. Shri N. Vijayaragavan, Deputy Chief Executive (Administration & Accounts) welcomed the guests, dignitaries and audience present at the function.

On this occasion, special guest and interlocutor Dr. Salil Verma, Senior Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai presented a technical talk on the topic “Nuclear Reactor Safety”.

Prizes were also distributed to the winners of various Official Language competitions organized during Hindi Fortnight-2023.

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MoU is signed between NFC and Metal & Steel Facory (MSF), Ishapore for radial forging of Zircaloy Ingots on 16th November 2023. Dr Komal Kapoor, Chief Executive, NFC and Sri Kundan Singh, GM, MSF signed the MoU on behalf of NFC & MSF respectively.

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Event-I: Cyber Security
As part of Vigilance Awareness Campaign-2023, “Awareness programme on Cyber Security” was organised on 21/09/2023. Shri K. Vinayaka Rao, Chief Manager (Systems), Cyber Security Nodal Officer, SBI, ITS Department, Local Head Office, Hyderabad has delivered lecture.

Event-II: “DAE Vigilance Conclave @ Hyderabad”
“DAE Vigilance Conclave” was jointly organized by all the units of Department of Atomic Energy in Hyderabad on 01/11/2023.

Shri V.P. Raja, IAS (MH Cadre-1974) (Retired), Ex-Principal Advisor to Department of Atomic Energy inaugurated the programme as Chief Guest and delivered a lecture on “Corruption and its prevention in Government Establishments”.

Shri D. Kalyana Chakravarthy, IPS (MP Cadre- 2010 Batch), SP-CBI (Anti-corruption) Guest of Honour has given a lecture on the necessary of Ethics & Good Governance in Government Offices and in Public life.

Other eminent speakers have delivered lectures on key features on GeM and its utility in prevention of corruption and Public Procurement Policy of Government of India.

Balloon Facility of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad has released a Kytoon for sensitizing citizens on prevention of corruption.

Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC, Shri Anurag Kumar, Chairman & Managing Director, ECIL, Shri B. Saravanan, Director, AMD, Shri P. Krishna Kumar, Chief Vigilance Officer, ECIL, Smt. T. Anuradha, Vigilance Officer, NFC and senior officers and others from all the DAE units attended the programme.

The dignitaries of the programme stressed the need for an increased awareness on Public Information Disclosure & Protection of Informers (PIDPI) and the need for eradication of corruption for a better societal development and also development of the country.

Event-III: Training on “Role of Inquiry Officer/ Presenting Officer”
As part of Vigilance Awareness Campaign-2023, two days training programme on “Role of Inquiry Officer and Presenting Officer” was organised during 08/11/2023 to 09/11/2023. Shri G. Venkatesan, Director, ATI, Mumbai has delivered lecture.

Event-IV: Walkathon
Walkathon of employees of Department of Atomic establishment in Hyderabad including NFC was held on 04/11/2023 as a part of Vigilance Awareness Campaign.

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Zirconium Complex awarded with appreciation award for best ISO 9001-2015 quality assurance practices from Bureau of Indian Standards.

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As per the National call given by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on the eve of Commemoration of Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhiji and Observance of Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) Campaign theme of ‘Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath’, Nuclear Fuel Complex, a unit of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has organized ‘Shramdaan’ at Ashok Nagar, near Mallapur on October 01,2023. Around 500 employees of NFC participated in the event. The team was led by Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC and Senior Officers of NFC. Dr. Komal Kapoor, in his speech advised all the employees to uphold the spirit of Swachhata and practice it on a regular basis.

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Shri B.C. Pathak, CMD, NPCIL visited NFC Hyderabad on 07th Sept’2023. At arrival he was given Guard of Honor by Central Industrial Security Force. He had discussions with senior official of NFC and briefed about the various manufacturing activities and quality aspects of products made by NFC. Following this, he was accompanied by Dr Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC to various plants of NFC. He has shown keen interest in the activities and product of NFC. He flagged off thin walled more than 23 m long Steam generator U bend tubes, first batch of Pressure Tubes and last batch of Calandria tubes for Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidut Pariyojana – 1 & 2. His visit ended with tree plantation.

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Two numbers of He-Back Filling Chambers with automatic door closing system were manufactured in NFC-Hyderabad and handed over to NFC-Kota.

Also, “Online Automotive Maintenance Software” was inaugurated by Chief Execute, NFC.

The function was held on 22.08.2023.

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NFC celebrated the 77th Independence Day in a dignified demeanor. Senior Officials and employees of NFC, Students, Parents, Teachers and Principals of Atomic Energy Central Schools, members from Union & Associations and staff of CISF attended the celebrations in large numbers.

Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive unfurled the National flag. He highlighted the major achievements of NFC and mentioned that NFC has attained self-reliance in fuel production and evolved itself as a multi-faceted organization. The recent developments of NFC include indigenization of a variety of equipment, development of state-of-art automation in manufacturing & Inspection System, manufacture and supply of special tubes for the strategic applications for the Department of Atomic Energy. He also mentioned the achievements of the students of AEC Schools, Hyderabad and motivated them by giving away awards for their exemplary performance.

The colorful program included spellbound performances of patriotic dance and songs by students of AEC Schools, Hyderabad, mesmerizing parade and performances by CISF and Fire Service personnel of NFC.

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An exclusive Tool Inspection Facility has been developed for carrying out the inspection of various tooling required for critical process equipments to cater the requirement of precision tubes & components manufacturing. Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC inaugurated the Tool Inspection Facility in presence of NFC Board Members on 03.08.2023. Tool Inspection Facility is equipped with Vision System, Special Purpose Machines and Multi Sensor dimensional measurement system for inspection of various components.

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Graduation Ceremony of BARC Training School, NFC OCES: 2022-23 (22nd Batch) was held on 27-07-2023. Dr. B. Venkatraman, Director, IGCAR, was the Chief Guest for the Occasion. Sri Mohd. Yaseen, Director (Technical), HWB & Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC graced the occasion. The Honorable Chief Guest, Dr. B. Venkatraman distributed Dr.Homi Bhabha Medals to the Toppers of 4 disciplines viz., Chemical Engg, Electrical Engg., Mechanical Engg and Quality Assurance & Quality Control. Sri Mohd Yaseen, Director (Technical), HWB and Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & CE, NFC distributed Certificates to all the TSOs.

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SC Rights Protection Society (SCRPS), NFC as a part of its “Pay Back to Society” activities has organized programs and donated school books, bags, lunch plates and other required material to the students of Mandal Parishad Primary School, Ibrahimpur village, Turkapally Mandal, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri District.

Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC was the Chief Guest for the program on 24.07.2023.

Dr. Komal Kapoor spoke about the need of the education and inspired the students to surpass in the examinations at all levels and reach their goals.The Chief Guest has also advised the school authorities and parents to take keen interest in the children’s education and congratulated the Office-bearers of SC Rights Protection Society, NFC for taking up the initiative of organizing such programs in rural areas.

Shri. A.P. Manojkumar, Asst. Commandant, CISF, NFC has participated in the similar program at Mandal Parishad Primary School, Makkarajpet village, Chegunta Mandal, Medak District on 04.07.2023.

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Inaguration of Tamirabharani Guest House in Zirconium Complex, Pazhayakayal.

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9th International Day of Yoga was observed in Nuclear Fuel Complex-Kota. The theme as announced by the Ministry of Ayush for the year 2023 is “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” and the domestic tagline is “Har Aangan Yog”.

A 3-day workshop was organized on this occasion for NFC-Kota employees and their families.The mass yoga sessions conducted at AECS-3 ground during 19-21 June, 2023 aimed at promoting the numerous benefits of practicing yoga and to encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

On the final day, Shri P A Pratap, Project Director & DCE, NFC-Kota addressed the gathering of about 200 participants, encouraging them to develop a regular yoga & meditation practice. The event was organized by Welfare Committee, NFC-Kota, chaired by Dr. Sunil Goyal (Sr. Manager) with Disha Acharya (SO/E), Shrikant S. Bharud (APO), Abhishek Mehta (SA/E), Ved Prakash (T/F) and Yudhveer Singh (T/D) as members.

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Vacuum Baking Oven is used for baking of Graphite Coated PHWR fuel tubes. This is a batch type furnace. As a part of enhancement of plant installed capacity and meet the future demand for PHWR fuel assemblies, new vacuum Baking Oven procured with advanced features like operation through HMI, state of the art vacuum measuring smart gauges, latest PID controllers, OTC controllers, thermocouples, etc. the furnace is procured, installed, commissioned and qualified. It is inaugurated on 20.06.2023 by Dr.Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive of NFC. The furnace is put into regular production.

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NFC celebrated its Annual Day culminating the Golden Jubilee Year on 8th June 2023.

Shri Dinesh Kumar Shukla, Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) was the Chief Guest and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha, CMD, Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was the Guest of Honour for the Event.

Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chief Executive, NFC, highlighting the major achievements of NFC, has mentioned that NFC attained self reliance in fuel production and evolved itself as a multi faceted organization. The recent developments of NFC include indigenization of a variety of equipment, development of state-of-art automated machining centres & Inspection System, automation in production lines, manufacture and supply of special tubes for the strategic applications of the Departments of Atomic Energy.

Dr. Kapoor has stated the progress of a Greenfield Project "NFC-Kota", being set up by NFC at Rawatbhata, Rajasthan for meeting the fuel requirements of forthcoming 700 MWe PHWRs. There has been significant progress in the project activities during the last one year. Recently, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission & Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy has witnessed the demonstration of first fuel assembly and handed over the first fuel bundle to the Chairman & Managing Director, NPCIL.

Dr. Jha, in his address, has appreciated and congratulated NFC for its achievements. He said that NFC has set a benchmark for production of different products and materials with highest quality and is a pride of India. Imprint of NFC could be found in Defence and Space Programs. Many of the imported components are indigenized together by MIDHANI and NFC.

Shri Shukla has congratulated NFC for its sustained production activities and excellent performance over the years. He also highlighted the vital role of NFC in the Nuclear Power Program of the Country. This could be realized due to effective utilization of skills to full extent, coping with changes and adaptive to Technological advancements. He said that several initiatives have been taken by AREB and implemented for effective regulation of various Nuclear Facilities across the country. He also emphasized the importance of self regulation, innovation, motivation and graded approach for the success of an Organization.

On this occasion, a compendium highlighting the major achievements of NFC during the last five decades was released.

Representatives of various Unions / Associations of NFC like Industrial Workers Union, Supervisory Staff Association, Scientific Assistants Association and Officers Association have spoken on this occasion and assured their cooperation in all endeavors of NFC. Former Chief Executives, senior retired Officers and large number of employees of NFC have witnessed the celebrations.

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One day Hindi workshop was organized on 13.05.2023 for the officials working in Administration, Accounts and various Plants for the quarter April-June, 2023 at Nuclear Fuel Complex.

Addressing the inaugural session of the workshop, Shri N. Vijayaraghavan, Deputy Chief Executive (Administration & Accounts), Dr. R. Murugaiah, Chief Administrative Officer, Smt Malini Suresh, Joint Controller (Finance & Accounts) and Shri Kamaluddin, Retd. Assistant Director (Training), Hindi Teaching Scheme, Secunderabad appealed to all to dispose off their official work maximum in Hindi.

On this occasion, various lectures related to Hindi were organized. Shri Kamaluddin deliver lecture on the topic Technical Terminology and Sentence Formation whereas Dr. Rani Gitesh Kate, Hindi Officer, South Central Railway, Secunderabad deliver on the topic Official Language Policy, Official Language Rules and Acts and Dr. Ravichandra Rao, Lecturer, Hindi Teaching Scheme, Secunderabad on Noting and Drafting in Hindi.

Shri Syed Irfan Ali, Assistant Director (Official Language), NFC conducted the programme. Smt P. Sharda, Smt Padmaja and Ms Deepika actively contributed in its successful organisation.

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World Day for safety and health at work – 2023 was organized in NFC on 28.04.2023 to create awareness on the importance of ensuring safe and healthy work environments. Shri V.V. Mahesh Kumar, DCE (Safety, HPU,TLD& HR) welcomed the gathering.

Dr. D.S.Setty, Dy. Chief Executive (Utilities, EPC & SR.) and Chairman (Safety Committee), NFC has addressed the gathering, suggested to follow the best practices at workplaces.

Chief Guest of the event, Dr.Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC delivered the key note address on this year theme “A safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental principle and right at work.” He advised about the importance of awareness against occupational hazards, illness and accidents / incidents at work place. He insisted that maintaining of better safe and healthy environment safety at works place is everyone’s responsibility.

DCEs and other senior officials of NFC participated in the event. On the eve of this programme, safety quiz competitions were conducted and prizes were distributed to the winners of competition.

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132nd Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was celebrated at NFC.

The new statue of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was unveiled at NFC main Gate by Dr. Komal Kapoor in the presence of Group Heads and employees of NFC.

Prof. R. Limbadri, Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), was the Chief Guest. He spoke extensively on the life and contributions of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Dr. Komal kapoor spoke about the contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and stated that the country is indebted to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar forever for drafting the Indian Constitution.

The Group Heads of NFC, Representatives of SC/ST Associations and other Associations of NFC have spoke about the contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Employees in large numbers have participated in the Celebrations and paid rich tributes to Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

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52nd National safety day was celebrated in Nuclear Fuel Complex. The theme as announced by the National Safety Council of India is ‘Our Aim – Zero Harm’. Safety day celebrations at NFC highlighted the responsibility of individuals in following the rules and regulations without fail for improving the safety.

Dr. D.S. Setty, Dy. Chief Executive (Utilities, EPC & SR.) and Chairman (Safety Committee), NFC addressed the gathering. The gathering was also addressed by representatives of employees.

Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman and Chief Executive, NFC while delivering keynote address, appreciated the efforts of all the employees of NFC-Hyderabad in improving the safety culture at work area, reduction in number of incidents when compared with previous years. At the same time, he advised all the employees to be more vigilant at work areas in following safe work practices, responsibility of followings Standard Operating Procedures, identifying the hazards, risks in their work area and taking of immediate corrective actions to prevent any untoward incidents.

Prizes were distributed to the plants for their contribution in following best safe practices and housekeeping. During safety day campaign various safety competitions like quiz, spot the hazards, slogan and essay writing in Telugu, Hindi and English; drawing of poster contests were organized for the employees. Prizes were distributed to the winners of competitions.

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Hindi workshop for the quarter January-March, 2023 was conducted on 04/03/2023 for 25 officers working in various sections of Administration and Accounts sections of NFC.

Official Language talk of Dr. Ravi Chandra Rao, Lecturer, Hindi Teaching Scheme (HTS) on the topic ‘Implementation of Official Language at Officer Level’ was covered extensively in order to draw personal attention of officers towards Official Language Policy of Government of India. Besides, a special talk of Dr. Shalabh Saxena, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), NFC was arranged on the topic “Prevention of Heart Attack”.

Shri N.Vijayaragavan, Deputy Chief Executive (A&A), NFC, Dr. R. Murugaiah, Chief Administrative Officer, NFC and Shri Tirumala Rao, Deputy Controller of Accounts, NFC also addressed the officers.

In the beginning, Shri Syed Irfan Ali, Assistant Director (OL), NFC had focused on the importance, aim and purpose of conducting Hindi workshop. Smt P. Sharda, Smt R. Padmaja and Ms. Deepika had contributed actively for the success of workshop.

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"Chambal Vihar", NFC - Kota Guest House was inaugurated by Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC on 16.02.2023.

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2 numbers of Acoustic Chambers were inaugurated by Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC on 06.02.2023. These chambers reduce the sound level generated during process to less than 85 dB, meeting industrial safety regulations.

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74th Republic Day was jointly celebrated by NFC, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Atomic Energy Central (AEC) Schools on 26.01.2023. Dr. Komal Kapoor, Chairman & Chief Executive, NFC was the Chief Guest. He hoisted the National flag and inspected the parade. Parade Commander Shri Rahul Singh Gautam, Commandant, CISF accompanied him.

AEC School children gave the speeches. Demonstration of the dog squad and drill were conducted by CISF. NFC Fire Service personnel presented fire drill during the celebrations.

Senior officers and representatives of various unions & associations of NFC have participated in the celebrations. Also, a large number of employees, colony residents and students of AEC School attended the program.

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World Hindi Day was celebrated in NFC on 10.01.2023. In his inaugural remarks, Dr Komal Kapoor, Chief Executive, NFC stressed upon to use Official Language to maximum extent in day to day official work. At the outset, Shri N. Vijayaragvan, Deputy Chief Executive (Admn & Accts) welcomed the dignitaries and participants present in the function and appealed to dispose of official work in Hindi. Shri Syed Irfan Ali, Assistant Director (OL) briefed the importance of World Hindi Day and appraised the implementation status of official language in NFC.

On this Occasion, a lecture of Dr P.K. Jain, Associate Director, International Advance Research Center, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India was arranged on the Topic "Indian Culture and its Science". Besides, prizes were distributed among the winners of various competitions conducted during HINDI FORTNIGHT-2022.

Smt Sangeeta R. Nakhwa, Administrative Officer-III presented vote of thanks. Shri Mohd. Majid, Smt Soni Rawat, Smt P. Sharada and Kum Deepika contributed actively for the success of programme.

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Dr Komal Kapoor, Outstanding Scientist has assumed charge of Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex with effect from 01/01/2023. In this capacity he will also be Chairman of NFC Board.

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