MoESD implements Reskilling Training Programs for Retrenched Employees of PHPA-I

Owing to the substantial completion of the project works, the PHPA-I had retrenched about 244 employees w.e.f. 31.8.2022 who were mainly in the categories of Helpers, Peons, Computer Operators, Sweepers, UDCs/LDCs, Work Supervisors, etc. among others.

Given this unavoidable situation and the plight of those employees, His Excellency Lyonpo Loknath Sharma, Minister for Economic Affairs (now Energy & Mineral Resources), who is also the Chairman of Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-I), in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD), has explored for skilling programs in September 2022 with erstwhile MoLHR and provided opportunities for those retrenched employees to learn new income-generating skills to help them sustain their livelihoods.