8 electric workshops to be set up in State for ‘timely repair of transformers’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to establish eight electric workshop would at different places in the State so as to ensure the “timely repair of damaged transformers” and other related things so that “people do not face any inconvenience” with regard to the supply of electric power.

The information was given in a high level meeting of the Power Development Department convened under the Chairmanship of the Minister of State for Technical Education, Power and Information, Vikar Rasool.

Vikar said that the government is committed to augment the infrastructural capacities of the power department so that people get adequate supply of power. He said in this regard several schemes have been launched which have instrumental in improving the power scenario by ensuring that the consumers get the requisite supply of electricity.

“The Minister impressed upon the officers to speed up the cases of regularisation of the pending daily rated workers. He also directed for taking up the regularization cases of various officers at the level of Assistant Engineers and Assistant Executive Engineers with the Public Service Commission”, an official statement mentioned.

Vikar also asked the officers to speed up the implementation of the RGGVY scheme so that it is completed fully and the second phase would be started in order to provide electricity to left over un-electrified villages of the State. He also directed for speeding up REC Schemes of the department.

“The Minister also directed the officers to work out a mechanism by which the additional power load can be provided to the industrial units without depriving the bonafide consumers of the electric power supply”, the official statement stated.