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Steps to boost power supply, says Sahni

india Updated: Dec 18, 2006 16:12 IST
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CHIEF SECRETARY and MPSEB Chairman Rakesh Sahni said on Sunday that electricity supply on reasonable tariff depends on realisation of arrears and regular payment of power bills by the customers.

He said that the government was taking steps for increasing power generation capacity to ensure round-the-clock supply. He asked the engineers and employees to identify genuine customers and provide better services to them.

Responding to one of the demands of MP Vidyut Mandal Abhiyanta Sangh and other employee associations for recruitment of more engineers and employees, he said the government would make recruitment on need basis.

On the issue of promotion, he assured the engineers and employees that their cases would be considered. Addressing a daylong 25th annual convention of the MP Vidyut Mandal Abhiyanta Sangh here, Sahni appreciated the engineers and employees for their role in providing quality service. He said the MPSEB must provide more efficient services so that it may not lag behind the private service providers.

He said demand to privatize public sector services crops up when there is deficiency in the system. MP Power Transmission Company CMD R K Verma said the MPSEB has increased its capacity to 6200 megawatt (MW) from 4800 MW two years back.

He said there are two major challenges before the company. One is installation of new equipment for boosting power supply
and the other is to replace the old ones with latest technology.

MP Vidyut Mandal Abhiyanta Sangh general secretary Vinay Pandey appealed to the government to promote alternative sources of power generation like solar energy to reduce dependence on conventional sources of energy.