Press Esc to close
Wednesday 25 May 2016
News updated at 2:57 AM IST
Weather
Max: 34.1°C
Min : 22.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

KPCL plans to recruit 7,000 engineers

Last updated: 17 August, 2010
Bangalore, August 16, DH News Service:

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has announced the recruitment of 7,000 engineers within the next four years to manage the new projects, which have been taken up by it in and outside the State.


At a programme to induct newly-appointed engineers, KPCL Managing Director S M Jaamdar has said the first batch of 300 engineers is just a beginning and will be followed by recruitment of another 700 this financial year.

“We have plans to add 8,000 MW power during the next five years, for which we will be recruiting 6,000 personnel on an average of 0.8 person per MW power to be generated,” he said.

He said KPCL already has 6,000 staff and the recruitment of another 7,000 (including 1,000 during the year) will further augment the manpower at the corporation.

Jaamdar said the recruitment of 6,000 persons will not be just restricted to engineering, but also includes designers and administration. “But 60 per cent of them will be for engineering,” said Jaamdar.

Listing several new projects taken up by KPCL to meet the demand for power, he said they are expected to generate profit of at least Rs 3,000 crore. “We have made a record profit of Rs 711 crore rupees this year, but the expected profit after five years is Rs 3,000 crore,” he said.

Congratulating the newly recruited engineers, he said that 107 engineers recruited are women. Of the total engineers recruited, 50 percent were selected on merit, with the rest coming through a written test. The KPCL had received 18,000 online applications, with 11,272 candidates appearing for the written exam.

M R Sreenivasamurthy, Chairman, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) said that the commission has been advising the government to either strengthen the power sector by making capacity addition or procuring from outside to meet the power demand.

Generation at BTPS

Jaamdar said the Bellary Thermal Power Station (BTPS), which had stopped generation of power has resumed functioning, contributing 400 MW of power to the State grid. Principal Secretary Shamim Banu reiterated that the State had begun purchase of 300 MW power from outside, refusing however to identify the source they are procuring from.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523