State Government recruited 4052 posts in HPSEB in last four years: CM

Solan(QNN)

While addressing the 9th triennial general convention of Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Technical Employees Union at Baddi in Nalagarh sub-division of Solan , Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the employees of the state play vital role in dissemination and execution of various welfare schemes and programmes. Jai Ram Thakur said that at present there were more than 2 lakh employees and an equal number of pensioners in the state. He said that more than 40 thousand outsourced employees were also providing services in the state. He said that due to the constant efforts of former and present employees the state was moving forward on the path of development. He said that the legitimate demands of the employees were being met and to secure the present and future of the employees many decisions have been taken. Chief Minister said that the present State Government during its tenure of four and a half years has ensured the development of every section of the society. He said that the decisions taken in the interest of the employees during the tenure were unprecedented. The state government ensured that the employees were given all their dues, salary, pension and other benefits despite the COVID-19 crisis. He said that the State Government would always try to solve the problems of the employees. Jai Ram Thakur said that the employees of the State Electricity Board were performing their duties with honesty and efficiency even in difficult circumstances. He said that as the nature of work of these employees was difficult the State Government was making sure that accidents etc. were brought down by providing safety kits to such employees. He urged the technical staff of the department to use the safety kit while working. He said that with the cooperation of the officers and employees of the State Electricity Board Himachal has become a fully electrified state and after assuming the office the state government gave priority to the development of the power sector. At present, 100 per cent electrification of rural areas has been done. Recently the state government has decided that free electricity up to 125 units would be provided to the domestic consumers. He said that better facilities were being provided to 26 lakh electricity consumers in the state. Under the Smart City Scheme, 1.24 lakh smart meters have been installed in Shimla and Dharamshala, he added.