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New CMD PSPCL in offing

New CMD PSPCL in offing

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in

Punjab state power corporation limited (PSPCL) is going to get its new Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) in coming days.

The power department of the state government had invited the applications for the post of chairman Punjab state power corporation limited (PSPCL), after the Charanjit Singh Channi took the reins of the power surplus state.

The last date of applying for the said post was fixed as October 18,2021. But, the government changed the date and propone the apply date to October 14,2021.

As per sources around two dozen serving and retired technocrats have applied for the coveted post of chairman, Punjab state power corporation limited. Some serving directors, engineer-in-chiefs, chief engineers has also applied for the post of CMD PSPCL. A former CMD is also said to in the race for his second term.

New CMD PSPCL in offing

“The Punjab power department has already scrutinized the applications and finalized the person who will be assigned this coveted post of CMD. The selected technocrat is a renowned person of the power sector. The government has delayed the appointment as they want to bring in the White Paper on Power in the vidhan sabha session, held on November 11, 2021. The govt had given the charge of parliamentary affairs to the CMD PSPCL A Venu Prasad, so that the power related bills, be placed in the vidhan sabha. If they had appointed the new chairman, it may not be possible for them to place the White paper in Vidhan sabha, in time” said a source.

“At present senior IAS office A Venu Prasad is the CMD of the Punjab state power corporation limited (PSPCL). Recently, the government has already given him the charge of additional chief secretary-cum- financial commissioner taxation Punjab, a clear indication that we will be relived from the charge of CMD ,PSPCL, soon.” said the source.

November 15,2021


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