Taking up a public interest litigation challenging the recruitment process to fill 2,251 posts in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) and Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), Punjab and Haryana high court issued notice of motion to the Punjab government on Friday.
The petitioner, Baljit Singh of Patiala district, informed the HC that recruitment was being made for 293 newly-created posts and 1,958 revived posts by PSPCL and PSTCL.
Also, 1,448 posts of assistant engineers, junior engineers, assistant managers, safety officers, accounts officers, law officers, revenue accountants, divisional accountants, clerks, etc are being filled in the PSPCL.
The court was informed that PSPCL and PSTCL were overstaffed as per the study conducted by Price Water House Coopers, a consultant agency, appointed by the PSPCL itself.
Arguing for the petitioner, advocate HC Arora said employees' cost and power tariff of the PSPCL and PSTCL were the highest among similar power corporations all over India.
The matter would now come up for hearing on April 27.