August 15, 2022

Punjab

PSPCL suspends 4 officials for violations of commercial instructions of VDS for AP consumers

Kaumimarg Bureau | June 26, 2022 07:49 PM

 

Chandigarh: As per the zero tolerance policy of Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann against corruption Power minister Punjab Harbhajan Singh ETO today said that punjab state power corporation limited has suspended Gurtej Singh AAE, Mehar Chand UDC, Sangeet Sohata LDC, all officials  of Bariwala distribution  sub division of Shri Muktsar Sahib for gross violations of commercial instructions in regard to the voluntary disclosure scheme for agriculture tubewell consumers  and in another case Parneet Kaur junior engineer of Dirba division  suspended for  the charges of corruption.

The Chief Minister has directed the officers to provide transparent and efficient administration to people. Exhibiting zero tolerance against corruption, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has so far in a short span of its tenure arrested 45 government officers/ officials and others on charges of corruption. From the day one after assuming charge of his office, the Chief Minister has promised corruption free, transparent and clean administration to people for which a number of initiatives have been taken. He had released an anti-corruption helpline number to facilitate people for lodging their complaints against corruption through WhatsApp. This helpline has done miracles as people are using it as an effective tool in their war against corruption.

Harbhajan Singh  disclosed that PSPCL has  received a complaint  on whatsapp,   regarding gross violations of commercial instructions  in the working of Bariwala distribution sub division of Shri Muktsar Sahib. During the investigation , PSPCL enforcement wing bathinda has found that officials of bariwala distribution sub division of Shri Muktsar Sahib has been forcing and harassed agriculture tubewell consumers to give  test reports for extension of load of agriculture tubewell connections via private contractors which is a gross violation of commercial instructions  of the voluntary disclosure scheme launched for agriculture tubewell consumers.

In another case on the basis of  a complaint against Parneet Kaur junior engineer of Dirba by a consumer regarding load extension of a agriculture tubewell connection after inspection on the spot it was found a sum of rupees 3000/- recovered from the pocket of out source driver Pargat Singh.

Punjab state power corporation limited has suspended Parneet kaur junior engineer with immediate effect.

PSPCL has also withdrawn out source  vehicle contract with  Pargat singh immediate effect and also wrote to SHO Police  station  Dirba and deputy superintendent police  vigilance Sangrur to register a FIR against Pargat Singh.

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