Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday gave green signal to the employment of 13,357 employees in the electricity department and also permitted the promotion of over 10,000 employees across all boards according to the reports by The Indian Express. The report states that these recruitments will be made in the Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited (TS Transco) and Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TS Genco) as well as the power distribution companies TS Southern Power Distribution Company Ltd and TS Northern Power Distribution Company Ltd.
There were many vacancies in Telangana and the companies have been asking to fill the posts since 2012 but the previous Congress government of undivided Andhra Pradesh didn’t go for recruitment. However, the new Chief Minister on Tuesday directed his officials to fill up these posts and also recruit people for future needs at one go. As per the report, over 11,000 existing posts will be filled after this decision while 2,357 new posts might be created soon.
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The recruitments will be done from the rank of junior lineman up to executive director. “The Chief Minister has also ordered that promotions be given to 10,000 existing employees in the electricity department immediately across all levels. This would be the first promotion many of them would get after the formation of the Telangana state,” a CMO official was quoted as saying in the report. This decision was taken after D Prabhakar Rao, the chairman and managing director of the two state electricity parent companies — TS Transco and TS Genco — appealed to the CM for filing the posts.
The Chief Minister said the vacancies were being filled up as Telangana is now making rapid strides in the power sector. He said round the clock power supply will be provided to industrial, domestic and commercial sectors in Telangana. “Right now we are giving power for nine hours to the farm sector,” he added.