Non-performing CEOs to be replaced by able senior officers

Muhammad Arshad

Islamabad

Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Friday, directed that non-performing Chief Executive Officer of the Distribution Companies be shown the door for failing to meet the targets assigned to them in the next review meeting scheduled mid of December 2017. He also directed the PEPCO to set targets and prepare key performance indicators to gauge the ability of the present CEOs of all DISCOs in this regard.
The Federal Minister for Power Division passed these directions in a meeting here today participated by all the CEOs of DISCOS via video link. Senior officials from Power Division and PEPCO were also present during the meeting.
Leghari further directed the PEPCO to prepare a list officer based on seniority and track record of performance for replacement of the present CEOs in case they fail to achieve targets and KPIs in the next review meeting.
The Federal Minister also directed the PEPCO to write letter to all BODs of the DISCOs to strictly monitor the performance of their respective DISCOs and take strong actions as per the existing rules against those failing to achieve target set out. He urged that BODs must play their roles as described under the law and corporate governance rules. He said that the Power Division will take all steps to strengthen the BODs.
The Federal Minister made it clear that only performance and merit will prevail and those working hard must get the chance to serve the people. He said that the dynamics of Power sector must change 180 degrees and it must change accordingly to the aspiration of the consumers. He said that consumer’s service and facilitation is the central point of the CEO’s performance and all other indicators like controlling losses, improving recoveries and better service delivery must be associated with it.
“No political, personal or other kind of influence will work any more”, Sardar Awais Leghari categorically told all the CEOs. He said that those looking towards such means should find some other venues.

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