National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has elevated ted Dilip Kumar Patel as the director, human resources.
Patel has over three decades of experience in both line functions and HR. He started his professonal journey by gaining experience in mechanical maintenance and CHP operation at the Employee Development Centre in Korba, Chhattisgarh.
Following this, he changed his career path and shifted into core HR functions at NTPC, in 1997. At Chhattisgarh, he was responsible for various aspects of the HR function at the Korba centre. He subsequently moved on to playing more prominent positions after he became HR head at Koldam, Himachal Pradesh, where the first hydro project of NTPC was launched in 2000.
As per the official statement, Patel will spearhead the HR function for various projects at NTPC. He has been the HR head for NSPCL, which is a 50:50 joint venture between NTPC and Steel Authority of India (SAIL). He supervised the stations at Bhilai and Sipat, Chhattisgarh and at Tanda, Uttar Pradesh.
Prior to his appointment as the director-HR, he was working in the capacity of regional head-HR in the Eastern Region-II under NTPC, comprising five operating stations—four in Odisha and one in Assam.
Patel has pursued mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He is a post graduate diploma in business management (HR and finance) frAom the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.
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