SAC approves 100 percent metering through smart grids

SAC approves 100 percent metering through smart grids

SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) wherein a significant decision aimed at reducing the aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses in the power sector and improving metering was taken. Governor accorded sanction to the engagement of the Rural Electricity Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) […]

PDD employees accused of embezzling crores get bail

PDD employees accused of embezzling crores get bail

Srinagar: A trial court here granted bail to two Power Development Department (PDD) employees accused of fraudulently withdrawing crores of rupees from the public exchequer. The court of Anti-Corruption Srinagar granted interim bail till August 14 to Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, resident of Argam Bandipora, a Senior Assistant in the office of Executive Engineer, Electric Division […]

Father, son electrocuted in Kuthua

Jammu: A professor and his son were electrocuted on Monday while his daughter was critically injured after they came into contact with the live wire in Kathua district, police said. N K Gupta (52), dean faculty of social sciences in the Cluster University of Jammu, was clearing rain water from the roof of his house […]

PDD told to submit proposal for enhancing compensation for electrocution cases

PDD told to submit proposal for enhancing compensation for electrocution cases

Srinagar: The Power Development Department (PDD) was Tuesday asked to submit a proposal to the State Advisory Committee for enhancement of compensation in electrocution cases. A meeting headed Finance and PDD officials chaired by Principal Secretary, Finance Navin Kumar Choudhary concluded that the existing compensation amount Rs. 3 lakh in such cases fixed by the […]

Rajpora grid station project left hanging for lack of transformer

Rajpora grid station project left hanging for lack of transformer

Pulwama: More than a dozen villages in Rajpora belt of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are facing power crisis due to a grid station at Gulshanabad area in Rajpora being left incomplete. Inhabitants from the area accuse the authorities of intentionally delaying work on the station. The area is currently receiving its power supply from Shadimarg […]

PDD daily wagers demand implementation of Sro-381 in their regularisation

PDD daily wagers demand implementation of Sro-381 in their regularisation

Itifaq lone Srinagar: A huge protest demonstration on Monday was held by daily-wagers demanding their regularization and release of pending wages. “We want to be regularized as per SRO-381 rather than SRO-520,” said Abdul Hameed Khanday, Union Spokesperson. “We do our duties round the clock but still our wages are not paid regularly every month. […]

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