Punjab State Power Corporation Limited
Public Relations Department
Press Note, Mohali May 1, 2018
S.Gurpreet Singh Kangar Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy Sources Punjab chaired a meeting held with the CMD, Directors of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited here today.
Power Minister reviewed the working of PSPCL and PSTCL in detail. On this occasion, a joint presentation was given about the overall working and various initiatives being taken by both the corporations to improve the quality of power supply to the consumers in the state specifically the agricultural consumers for the coming paddy season. In the presentation significant issues such as improvement in the generation, transmission and distribution system were discussed at length. In order to provide quality, affordable and uninterrupted supply to consumers, various customer friendly initiatives were also discussed.
S.Gurpreet Singh Kangar was apprised about different initiatives being taken by the PSPCL to reduce the cost and improve efficiency at different levels. Power Minister called upon officers of both the Power Corporations to play a proactive and positive role for the growth and development of Punjab.
While referring to the election manifesto promise of Capt. Amarinder Singh Hon’ble CM, Punjab to provide jobs to the youth of Punjab , S.Gurpreet Singh Kangar informed that recently 635 contractor workers rendered surplus from GNDTP, Bathinda have been adjusted in PSPCL and were issued appointment letters through PESCO .Power Minister also directed the management of PSPCL to speed up the process to issue appointment letters to 2800 of Assistant Linemen, 300 JE’s, 248 SSA’s and 330 LDCs).
Power Minister specifically focused on improving system of power purchase, material purchase and maintenance of stores. He also stressed that the distribution system be made robust, metering system needs desirable change necessary for 100% collection of dues in a transparent manner. Minister also directed management to educate the farmers to install five star motors to conserve electricity and use solar power in order to save fuel and help in improving environmental pollution.
Sh.A.Venu Prasad IAS,CMD PSPCL and PSTCL assured the Power Minister Punjab to implement the policies and programmes of Punjab Government for the welfare of consumers in true spirit . Shri R.P.Pandove Director Administration, Er.O.P.Garg Director Commercial, Er.N.K.Sharma Director Distribution, Sh.Jatinder Goyal Director Finance and Er.Ajay Kapoor Director/Technical PSTCL were present in the meeting.
Issued by Dy.Secy.P.R./PSPCL
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