116 in fray for four posts of PSPCL, PSTCL di­rec­tors

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS - Vishal Ram­bani ram­bani@hin­dus­tan­times.com n

PA­TIALA: Three in­cum­bent di­rec­tors among 116 per­sons are in the fray for four posts of di­rec­tors in the Pun­jab State Power Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited (PSPCL) and the Pun­jab State Trans­mis­sion Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited (PSTCL).

The se­lec­tion process has been ini­ti­ated by the state govern­ment and is likely to be com­pleted in the next few days, it is learnt.

The term of the in­cum­bent PSPCL di­rec­tors is set to end in the first week of June.

The govern­ment had ad­ver­tised the posts of di­rec­tor (gen­er­a­tion), di­rec­tor (com­mer­cial) and di­rec­tor (dis­tri­bu­tion) in the PSPCL, be­sides di­rec­tor (tech­ni­cal) in the PSTCL.

Since these posts are tech­ni­cal, only of­fi­cials of a chief en­gi­neer’s rank or above can ap­ply.

In­ter­est­ingly, in­cum­bent di­rec­tor (dis­tri­bu­tion) NK Sharma, di­rec­tor (com­mer­cial) OP Garg and di­rec­tor (tech­ni­cal) Ajay Ku­mar Ka­pur have ap­plied for the same posts again.

Be­sides, Ka­pur has also made

THE SE­LEC­TION PROCESS HAS BEEN INI­TI­ATED BY THE STATE GOVT AND IS LIKELY TO BE COM­PLETED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, IT IS LEARNT. THE TERM OF IN­CUM­BENT DI­REC­TORS IS SET TO END IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE

ap­plied for di­rec­tor (com­mer­cial) and di­rec­tor (dis­tri­bu­tion) in PSPCL. For­mer PSTCL di­rec­tor Shashi Prabha has also ap­plied for the post she held ear­lier.

“Though some di­rec­tors have again ap­plied, the chances of their re­s­e­lec­tion are bleak as the govern­ment wants to in­fuse new blood in the man­age­ment. If their ser­vices were needed, the govern­ment would have given them ex­ten­sion like it did the pre­vi­ous year,” said a se­nior govern­ment official deal­ing with se­lec­tion.

A total of 19 ap­pli­ca­tions were re­ceived for the post of di­rec­tor (gen­er­a­tion), 37 for di­rec­tor (com­mer­cial), 35 for di­rec­tor (dis­tri­bu­tion) of the PSPCL, while 25 ap­pli­ca­tions were sent for di­rec­tor (tech­ni­cal) of PSTCL.

Bhakra Beas Man­age­ment Board (BBMB) en­gi­neer-in-chief Har­min­der Singh, Pun­jab State Power Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited en­gi­neer-in-chief DIS Gre­wal, who is han­dling dis­tri­bu­tion op­er­a­tion at Ludhiana, chief en­gi­neer (Ja­land­har) Gopal Sharma are top can­di­dates.

PSPCL en­gi­neer-in-chief (ther­mal de­sign) Har­jit Singh Saluja is also in the fray.

The govern­ment has formed a screen­ing-cum-se­lec­tion com­mit­tee headed by chief sec­re­tary Karan Av­tar Singh and com­pris­ing prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary (power) A Venu Prasad and an in­vi­tee from a pub­lic sec­tor un­der­tak­ing, with the chief min­is­ter Cap­tain Amarinder Singh mak­ing the fi­nal se­lec­tion.

Prasad was not avail­able for com­ments.

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