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- An auspicious beginning

Bihar State Power (Holding) Company on Tuesday inducted over 200 engineers to enhance its efficiency and tackle manpower crunch towards providing quality power supply.

As many as 222 assistant electrical engineers were inducted in a bid to provide 24-hour power supply and better services to the people. Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav distributed the appointment letters to the personnel, including 17 assistant engineers, in Patna.

Eighty-four engineers among them would join South Bihar Power Distribution Company, 77 assistant electrical engineers will join the North Bihar Power Distribution Company and remaining 61 assistant electrical engineers will join Bihar State Power Transmission Company.

Addressing the new recruits, Yadav urged them to work with commitment and honesty as they were handed the appointment letters on the auspicious day of Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary. They should try to make the day memorable by bringing substantial improvement in the energy sector, the minister exhorted.

He, however, cautioned the assistant electrical engineers not to send applications for transfers or postings of their choice.

“I will not allow or entertain applications for transfer/posting in a place of their choice. There is no scope for transfer/posting of choice in my regime because I don’t like pairvis (pleas). Do your work at the place you have been assigned to,” he said.

Energy secretary (and the power holding company’s chairman-cum-managing director) Sandeep Poundrik said: “We (officials and engineers) have been entrusted with the responsibility to improve the state’s power scenario. The lack of engineers had become a major problem in executing projects and providing better services to the consumers. But now with the appointment of the 222 personnel, things are expected to improve significantly.”

The engineers would go through a five-day training. “You will learn a lot working with the power companies as these are executing a lot of things in the state. The companies would implement various projects and schemes worth Rs 25,000 crore in the next three years,” said Poundrik.