PSPCL committed to provide jobs, ensure power supply at easy rates: Rana Gurjeet

Chandigarh January 04, 2018: Power and Irrigation Minister Punjab Rana Gurjeet Singh on Wednesday informed that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has started process to recruit 2800 assistant Linemen, 330 LDC, 253 Sub Station Attendants, and 300 JEs. Apart from these, 384 dependants of PSPCL employees has been given jobs on companionate grounds and jobs to 60 more dependants would be provided soon.

Disclosing this here today while releasing the wall calendar of PSPCL, Rana Gurjeet Singh said that on the directions of Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab Government is committed to give jobs to the youth of the state. “Apart from providing job opportunities to the youth of the state under ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ mission, Punjab Government under the dynamic leadership of Capt. Amarinder Singh, is also committed to provide reliable, affordable and uninterrupted power to its all the consumers of the state”, he added.

Highlighting the PSPCL achievements, Rana Gurjeet Singh said that Punjab has met the maximum demand of 11705 MW Power on July 11, 2017 which was a grand achievement of the Punjab and all credit goes to hard working engineers and employees of PSPCL.

Rana Gurjeet Singh further added that under R-APDRP scheme infrastructure development of 46 towns having population more than 30,000 have been covered at a cost of 1632.70 crores to reduce AT& C losses below 15% and to bring about commercial viability besides reducing outages and increasing consumers satisfaction.

“Under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jyoti Yojana strengthening and augmentation of sub transmission and distribution infrastructure under rural areas has been under taken covering 1968 villages at a cost of Rs 252.06 crores. The feeders segregation/AP consumer metering in Kandi area is being under taken at a cost 190.24 crores”, added Power Minister.

Rana Gurjeet Singh said that about 2.5 lac connections have been released during the FY 2017-18. Conveying his best wishes for the year 2108 to the engineers and employees of PSPCL, he said that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has been playing a very important role in the overall development of the state.

Prominent amongst others, Mr. A.Venu Prasad, CMD PSPCL and PSTCL and Mr. R.P. Pandove, Director Administration PSPCL were also present on this occasion.

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