Dy CM for measures to augment power supply, reducing T&D losses

Time & Us
Last Updated: September 9, 2017 at 1:33 am

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 08: Asking the officers to speed up the process of implementation of various initiatives in the power sector, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said these initiatives would ensure sufficient amount of electricity is generated and provided to the consumers.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during third meeting of Management and Finance Sub-Committee of Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDC).
Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K Choudhary, Principal Secretary to CM, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary PDD Dheeraj Gupta, Managing Director JKSPDC Shah Faesal and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
Dr Singh said that the Government has undertaken a multi-pronged strategy to ensure more generation of power besides, reducing the transmission and distribution losses. He said the officers of various Departments should work in coordination to ensure timely completion of various projects undertaken in the hydroelectric sector.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that adequate funds have been provided under the Prime Minister’s Development Package to ensure augmentation and upgradation of the power sector in the State and we have to ensure that these funds are judiciously used.
The meeting also discussed the issue of expediting hydropower projects in the State and also came up with various suggestions and measures regarding the same.
The meeting also discussed various issues including the human resource issues of the corporation.
Later, a delegation of JKSPDC met the Deputy Chief Minister and apprised him of various issues confronting them. Among other issues, the Delegation sought regularization of their services.
Dr Singh gave a patient hearing to them and assured the delegation that the issues projected by them would be taken up and addressed in a time bound manner.