Is today going to be a last day of anxiety for PSPCL, PSTCL staff, management or not? All sets eye on Punjab govt decision
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Today, December 12, 2022 is the last date of two of the directors of Punjab state power corporation limited which has created anxiety in the minds of staff, management of the powercom as Punjab State Electricity Board Engineer Association (PSEBEA) has already raised a serious issue of “Ad-hocism” going on in the state power sector, causing delay in key decision making. The association had already written a letter to the chief minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann to look into this all important issue in a timely manner.
In its order dated October 7,2022 Punjab government had once again 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.
Punjab govt has not even appointed the member administration of Punjab state power corporation limited and Punjab state transmission corporation limited since the congress appointed members had resigned from their post after the formation of AAP government in Punjab.
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.
Is today going to be a last day of anxiety for PSPCL, PSTCL staff, management or not? All sets eye on Punjab govt decision, 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.