Ad-hocism to continue in PSPCL, PSTCL; no decision on appointment of directors
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Today, the power engineer remained anxious throughout the day as they are expecting the state government is going to clear the air on the appointment of two directors of Punjab state power corporation limited and one director of Punjab state transmission corporation limited, who are already working on extended term.
In its order dated October 7,2022 Punjab government had extended the term of Gopal Sharma, Director Commercial and Daljit Inder Pal Singh Grewal, Director Distribution for two months. As per the orders, December 12,2022 is the last date of their extended second term.Similarly, the Yogesh Tandon , Director of Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited is also working on extended term.
As per the extension orders, their term were extended for a period of two months or till regular incumbent is appointed. But, today after the expiry of their extended terms, no directors are appointed by the state government.
When contacted the principal secretary, power, Punjab government, who is also one of the member of selection committee Tejveer Singh, IAS said “ the appointment of new directors will done in a day or two.”
Punjab government has advertised the post of director, distribution, and director, commercial, whereas the PSTCL has advertised the post of director, technical. A total of 84 senior engineers have applied for these three posts. Out of this, 30 engineers have applied for the post of director, distribution (PSCL), 30 for director, commercial (PSPCL), and 24 for director, technical (PSTCL).
Punjab govt had formed a three-member selection committee comprising chief secretary, Punjab, principal secretary, power, and CMD, Power Finance Corporation (PFC). The selection meeting was postponed earlier on November 14 ,but was successfully held on December 7 and shortlisted over a dozen candidates, including three incumbents.
Ad-hocism to continue in PSPCL, PSTCL; no decision on appointment of directors as the trio director (Distribution) of PSPCL Daljit Inder Pal Singh Grewal, director (commercial) Gopal Sharma and PSTCL director (technical) Yogesh Tondon has completed their term of two years and are now on extension till further orders. The selection committee has forwarded the names to the state government and now the ball is in the government’s court.
As per available information the selection committee has shortlisted Ravinder Singh Saini, Bhupinder Khosla and TPS Bhatti for director (distribution) (PSPCL) and for the post of director, commercial (PSPCL), Harjit Singh, Harshran Kaur, Ravinder Singh Saini and two others are shortlisted.
For the post of director (technical) (PSTCL), chief engineer VS Mander and RK Sharma are also shortlisted.