PSPCL gave appointment letter to kins of deceased employees
Bathinda-Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy Sources, Punjab Government, who participated as the Chief Guest in a special function held at Bathinda for distribution of appointment letters today, handed over appointment letters on compassionate ground to 153 dependents of those employees of PSPCL who had died in service, in compliance to the orders of Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh. While speaking on this occasion,
Kangar elaborated that as per promise of ‘ A job for each home’ made by Punjab Government, 1889 appointment letters for different posts in PSPCL had been issued so far while 300 more appointment letters were in pipeline. He added that approval had been given and action started for fresh recruitment at 488 posts in PSPCL. Still more jobs would be created in future.
Gurpreet Singh Kangar further told that in spite of State’s power demand touching a record 12556 MW and the electricity consumption reaching 2745 lakh units, the farmers are being supplied uninterrupted 8 hours power daily and no category of electricity consumers is facing any power cut. For this, he appreciated the CMD of PSPCL, Er. Baldev Singh Sra and his team.
CMD of PSPCL, Er. Baldev Singh Sra told that for trustworthy and high-quality power supply in Punjab, action has been initialized to install new 800 MW Thermal Plant Units with supercritical technology at Ropar. He told that Rs. 330 Crore would be spent among 105 No. rural towns with population more than 5000, so that aggregate technical and commercial losses come down. Also an amount of Rs. 252.06 Crore has been approved for feeder segregation and up-gradation of power supply to rural consumers in 20 districts. Er. Sra added that up to March 31st, 2019, old electricity appliances would be replaced with 50 lakh LED lamps, 1 lakh high-efficiency fans and 50 thousand LED tube lights. During 2018-19, scheme has been made to reinforce transmission lines and sub-stations. Under this scheme, 16 No. new Grid Sub-Stations would be constructed and 105 No. already running transformers would be up-graded. This year, extra 1371 MVA transformer capacity would be added and 800 KM length of new transmission lines would be laid. All this would incur an expenditure of about Rs. 850 Crore, for which approval of Regulatory Commission would be obtained.
R.P. Pandov, Director (Admin.), PSPCL told that till date all the cases of providing jobs to the dependents of the employees of PSPCL, who had died in service, had been cleared. Since 2010 to date, 3057 such persons have been handed over appointment letters.
In this function, among others, Er. Kuldeep Garg, Chief Engineer, Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, Bathinda, Er, Lakhwinder Singh, Chief Engineer, Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat and Er. Bhagwan Singh Matharu, Chief Engineer/Distribution,West Zone, Bathinda participated. A large gathering of PSPCL officers and employees was also present.