Patna: State’s energy secretary-cum-CMD, Bihar State Power (Holding) Company Limited, Pratyaya Amrit on Saturday reprimanded 13 engineers of the South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) for their failure to ensure repair of faulty transformers within the stipulated period. He also ordered to stop salaries of four executive engineers as they failed to meet the target of revenue collection in June, 2014.
Amrit was reviewing works of the SBPDCL’s field officers through video conferencing. Sources said the energy secretary became furious when he came to know that some engineers were not ensuring repair of faulty transformers within the timeframe fixed by the distribution company. He called for identifying all such officers.
“On the directive of the energy secretary, 13 such engineers – three of them executive engineers, five assistant engineers and five junior engineers – were identified. They will soon be served show-cause notices,” DGM (public relations) Hare Ram Pandey said on Saturday. Pandey, however, could not provide the names of erring engineers.
During the review, it was also found that executive engineers of Sheikhpura, Patna rural, Rajgir and Nawada had failed to meet the target of revenue collection. Amrit asked the SBPDCL’s managing director R Lakshmanan, who was present at the videoconference, to immediately stop salaries of these four executive engineers. He also ordered for initiating departmental proceedings against the four officers.
Amrit also expressed his displeasure over fall in revenue collection in June 2014 and asked the field officers to do hard work to meet the target of revenue collection in July, 2014. The revenue target for July, 2014 was also explained to all executive engineers.