12,000 PDD employees to be regularized

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 26: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has accorded approval to the Recruitment Rules by the Corporations of Power Development Department for regularization of work charged PDL/TDL.
Official sources said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has approved the Recruitment Rules for timely regularization of these employees.
With the approval of these rules, the main demand of the Power Development Department employees stands fulfilled and will effect positively regularization/ future progression of around 12000 employees.
“The services of work charged PDL/TDL used to be regularized against the posts of Class-IV in Power Development Department as per the provisions provided in the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules, 1981. However, consequent upon complete ban on engagement of CSLWs and adoption of method of recruitment vide SRO – 404 of 2018, the fate of work charged employees of Power Development Department was stuck in doldrums, despite the fact that the Government in 2012 had approved regularization of PDL/TDL against the vacancies in the department as provided in the Recruitment Rules,” official sources said.
However, the Power Development Department was restructured and unbundled into various Corporations in 2019 with Corporations being given free hand to improve the power availability to the consumers and side by side decrease the transmission and commercial losses, so as to achieve better efficiency, transparency and 24×7 supply of power to the consumers, they said.
The Power Development Department has taken various welfare majors to mitigate the problems of work force in the department which include insurance coverage, delegation of more powers and in line with the objective of mitigating the genuine grievances of the employees, the draft rules of the Corporations to regularize the services as promised under first transfer scheme 2020.