Appoint new power corporation head, no to extension on superannuation- demands power engineers

NAHAN JULY 19: In a press release released here today, Er. R. K. Kohal, State President of HPSEB Project Engineers Association has urged Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh to appoint Directors and other allied staff in the newly created Himachal Power Corporation to make it fully functional.

Er. Kohal said that when a memorandum was submitted to create a new power corporation by the Association, members were assured by the Chief Minister that the new corporation would be a body of professionals from top to bottom. It would be a unique venture to fulfill the aspirations of the state in the field of Generation, marketing and in all other areas related to its assigned job. It would also break stagnation in the promotions of the engineers who were waiting for the past over 20 years even for their first promotion and also would open fresh employment avenues for the young engineers in the state.

The association has expressed its concern over the grant of extension in the service to the officers at the higher level on their superannuation by the state government. Association said that these actions had demoralized the engineers and aggravated the stagnation problem in the HPSEB. The association has also demanded fresh recruitment of engineers at the junior level as due to no recruitment their will be acute shortage of engineers at the lower level after 9 years.

Working as district correspondent with The Tribune & Danik Tribune in Sirmour.

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