IEP Chandigarh, July 20
Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Thursday said that the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) have provided 3972 jobs since April 2022 under the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government’s mission to provide maximum employment opportunities to the youth of the state. Revealing this in a press communique issued here, the Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said that PSPCL has contributed maximum in this recruitment drive by providing employment to 3224 deserving and eligible youth of the state. He said that PSPCL has provided 2630 jobs under direct recruitment and 463 jobs on the compassionate basis from April 2022 to June 2023 with the aim of providing better service to its esteemed consumers. “In addition to this, Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann handed over appointment letters to 131 clerks in PSPCL during a function held on July 06, 2023”, he added. Divulging further, the Power Minister said that the PSTCL has provided 748 jobs under direct recruitment from April 2022 to June 2023. “PSPCL has also advertised 139 posts of SDOs. The recruitment process will be completed by September this year. Vacant posts of SDOs in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) will also be filled through this recruitment”, said Harbhajan Singh ETO. Power Minister said that the PSPCL, an organization which is responsible for electrifying households of more than one crore consumers of different categories, and PSTCL, the agency responsible for arresting and bringing down power transmission losses and attaining world-class transmission system, were playing a vital role in the all-round development of the state. He said that it was all due to the measures taken in advance that the record highest demand of 15325 MW power was also met this year.