This story of 2005 of TOI / ET, reflects the penchant of media for sensationalism, scandlising and creating new national villains each day. For more on media's social agenda, refer to this post: In any case after creating this negative story, the media fell silent as its purpose is served. Social Issue-Need Help
I am working in NTPC-HR for the last 16 years and am yet to find such an anamoly. In fact, NTPC is not having any trade called sweeper, peon etc. In the unit in which I am currently working, we do not have any attendant for carrying files or drivers for vehicles. Every body carries their own files. There is just one driver for head of the bussiness unit.
In the instant case, it is more likely that the persons in question might have superannuated in that year. All the superannuation benifits / terminal benifits were paid / released to him. Thus the amounts relaesed have exceeded a certain threshold limit and thus the case was needed to be reported in annual accounts.
NTPC is a socially responsible organisation. It is delivering value for its clients and stake holders at very competitive rates. Professional of this forum need to exercise wisdom in accepting such stories. 13th September 2008 From India, Changanacheri