Government gears up for filling posts in PSPCL, PSERC
A major reshuffle in the management of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is expected, as the process is on to select a Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) member and finalise three power corporation directors.
The three-member selection committee plans to meet on August 3 to pick the PSERC member. PSPCL director (commercial) Surinder Pal and retired general manager RP Pandove are among the 37 contenders for this post that was advertised in November 2014. A legal notice had asked the Punjab government to be quick with filling this post so that the selection of PSPCL directors could be taken up.
The director's posts were advertised last year but only director (generation) has, so far, been appointed (in October last year) against a vacant post. The other directors continue to work on extension until further orders. The PSPCL chairman-cum-managing-director (CMD) was also asked to continue until further orders after his term expired in February.
At present, the charge of the CMD of Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) is with the PSPCL's director of finance, a post that will fall vacant in September. The post of director (human resource) has been vacant for a long time.
Once the directors are selected, a major reshuffle is set to follow, since many chief engineers have applied for the posts. The government is expected to complete the process of selection by mid-August.
Delhi has recorded its fifth case of moneypox after a 22-year-old woman of African-origin, who was staying in southern part of the national capital, tested positive on Friday. The woman had travelled to Africa a month ago. Last week, the city had recorded its 4th patient when a Nigerian woman was found to be infected with the virus. India has so far recorded at least 10 cases of patients infected with the virus.
Former Mumbai zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau Sameer Wankhede, who was given a clean chit by the caste scrutiny committee over the fake caste certificate probe against Wankhede, said all documents submitted by him for getting a government job are valid and added that he and his father belong to the scheduled caste Mahar community.
A portion of a five-storey residential complex in Daighar collapsed and the building dangerously tilted to one side late on Friday, prompting the authorities to evacuate the residents and vacate adjoining buildings. Police said two residents of the building, Jayanta Apartments, sustained minor injuries in the incident that took place at 11.50pm on Friday. The ground floor of the building has 15 shops. Eight families lived on the other floors, many of them vacant.
Foreign minister S. Jaishankar was on Friday seen enjoying local delicacies during his Bengaluru visit. The union minister visited the city's famous VV Puran food street, also called 'Thindi Beedi'. Prominent Youtuber and food blogger Kripal Amanna accompanied the minister and explained to him about the local food. The minister tasted local desserts like Holige, gudbud and tried some scrumptious ice-cream flavours. Karnataka minister Ashwathnarayan was present at VV Puram along with the union minister.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai hoisted the national flag at his residence on Saturday, as a part of Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. As the country is going to mark 75th Independence Day, the celebrations of 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav' have begun in the state. Both teaching and non-teaching staff were directed to hoist the national flag in their residences on 75th Independence Day.