Advisor Baseer conducts surprise inspection of power stations, installations

Advisor Baseer Khan during surprise inspection of a Sub-Station in Jammu on Wednesday.
Advisor Baseer Khan during surprise inspection of a Sub-Station in Jammu on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 23: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmed Khan today conducted surprise visit to various locations in Jammu to inspect the working of various power stations/ installations to find out the availability of staff and follow up action on number of instructions issued in the recently convened meeting by him. He also inspected various power installations where work is under progress.
The Advisor visited various locations including Chak Bhalwal, Sujad Pur Kothey, Marh and Bhagwati Nagar. He was accompanied by MD JKPDCL, Chief Engineer JPDCL; Executive Engineer and other concerned officers.
While inspecting the power installations and works at these location, he inquired about the technical specifications and reviewed the overall functioning of power stations including staff strength, status of faults, power schedules, functioning of control rooms, complaint redress mechanism and repair of transformers. He physically inspected the inspection books of various officers for ensuring transparent and efficient power scenario in Jammu region.
He directed the officers concerned to regularly conduct inspections at stations and review the power scenario, complaint registration and action taken report should be send to the higher authorities giving all the details without any fail. He emphasized on the better delivery system and said consumer satisfaction should be the objective.
He also directed that the power curtailment schedules, if at all to be enforced in a particular area, should be put in public domain beforehand so that people know about the power curtailments in advance and plan their activities accordingly. He also emphasized need for regular checks and actions against the power thefts.
He also stressed on the need of constituting teams circle wise for conducting inspections to identify the illegal connections and power thefts. He said strict action against the violators should be taken.
The Advisor directed the officers to engage local public representatives of rural and urban areas for taking feedback on power supply and the ongoing power projects.
He also instructed the concerned officers to complete all the ongoing works within 15 days. MD JPDCL assured that all the ongoing works will be complete within the fixed timelines.
Meanwhile, Advisor inaugurated a park at Palwan Akhnoor which has been developed on around 18 Kanal land by the Department of Floriculture.
Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Parks and Garden, Sheikh Fayaz; Director Floriculture, Jatinder Singh; Deputy Director, Executive Engineers, PRI members and locals were present on the occasion.