In a move to generate more electricity in order to meet with demand of electricity in the State, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (UJVNL) has filled the vacant posts in all the 13 districts of the State.
Department officials told that it would be proved very beneficial for generating optimum electricity in order to meet with the demand of electricity.
Since the Himalayan rivers and its tributaries have started freezing with the advent of the winter season, the power generation in State run hydro power projects has considerably started decreasing.
The latest department figures compiled by the department clearly highlighted that the power generation has been hovering around seven to eight million units per day in comparison to the demand of the electricity which is between 28-30 million units.
Additionally, the natural calamities that wrecked havoc also reduced the power generation in the State as couple of hydro power projects were also reported to be damaged.
the fact the power crunch is considering the biggest challenge in front of the
department for generating optimum electricity, the department has been taking effective steps for curtailing the acute shortage of manpower in the State.
Department sources told that department is working to fill nearly 244 vacant posts
on Technician Grade-II, Draftsman and Assistant Grade-III Accounts Clerk in the near future in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the department.
In an exclusive interaction with The Pioneer, GP Patel, Managing Director, UJVNL, told that 296 posts have been filled by the department in a span of one year with full transparency and the department strictly followed the unbiased system while filling vacant posts.
“ Out of filled vacancies, 254 posts were allotted to
those candidates having Uttarakhand’s domicile and 47 Assistant Engineer, 149 Junior Engineer, nine Accounts Officer, one Environment manager, 17 stenographers] 22 Office Assistant Grade-III) and 17 Assistant Store
Keepers have been appointed in the department,” he maintained, adding that departmenthas been filling vacant technical and non-technical posts for ensuring better functioning of the department.
According to him, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand Pravidhik \Shiksha Parishad, and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies are contributing for filling the vacant posts.
that strict departmental instructions have been
regularly passed to the engineers for ensuring maintenance of machinery for optimum power generation through State run hydro power projects.
He also told renovation, modernization and upgradation is the regular feature in the department in order to generation surplus electricity in the State.
Long, unscheduled power cuts hit normal life in State
Haldwani: Unscheduled and long hours of load shedding seems to have badly hit normal life in different parts of the State, despite the State Government’s claim to have made additional arrangements of power to meet increasing energy needs of the consumers during the winter months ahead. Power cuts for on an average three to four hours even in urban cities like Haldwani has become a routine affair. More so, situation of electricity supply to the rural areas of the Himalayan State is not less alarming with power supply remaining disrupted for long in these remote and hilly areas of the hill State, as the figures provided by the UPCL suggest. In the meanwhile, power supply to different parts of Haldwani city including Kushumkhera, Gas Godam Road to name a few remained disrupted for over three hours from 1 on Thursday afternoon. Load shedding continues to hit normal life here for the past few days.Sharp decline in power generation from indigenous sources seems to have badly hit the power situation in the State.
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