PESCO faces acute shortage of staff, Senate body told 50pc incumbents of 27,000 sanctioned posts had been retired

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Senate Standing Committee on Power was informed on Friday that there was acute shortage of staff in Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), out of 27000 sanctioned staff, almost 50 per cent employees had already been retired.
The committee which met with Senator Fida Muhammad in the chair discussed implementation status of the recommendation of the committee, construction of 132 KV grid station at Dargai and disconnection of electricity meter of Maryam w/o Abdur Rauf resident of Nawabshah.
The eshawar Electric Supply Company Chief informed the Committee that the whole staff was overburden in a result badly affecting the performance of the company.
Around 1000 employees have been retired during last year, he added.
The committee was told that site has been selected for 132 KV grid station Dargai and it would be completed by 2022.
Regarding installation of 1*31.5/40 MVA power transformer at the existing 132 KV Grid Station Dargai, the committee was informed that construction of electrical equipment foundation had already been completed and transformer would be installed by December.
The CEO Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO) apprised that there was only 12 per cent losses in the company. The committee recommended that all pending works in merged tribal districts should be completed by December.
The committee was apprised that 24 per cent work in Mohmand and 33 per cent in Bajaur has so far completed.