'Vacancies in all Escoms to be filled by April'

Addressing the 46th annual general meeting of Karnataka Electricity Board Engineers Association (KEBEA) at National Institute of Technology-Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, premises on Sunday, he said the recruitment process is in its final stage.
Kalasada emphasised on the necessity of updating the knowledge and skills of engineers, and informed that the KPTCL has already deputed 10 engineers for post graduation studies. “This will be a continuous process. Besides, each KPTCL staff will be provided a 6-day training every year for which budgetary allocations have also been made,” he added.

Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company Managing Director A N Ramesh appealed that the KEBEA should look into constituting a core panel to support the Escom employees when they are in trouble. He also demanded that the medical benefits given to the Escom staff should be extended even after their retirement.

Service motto

Minister of Ports, Inland Water Transportation and Ecology J Krishna Palemar, who inaugurated the programme, advised the engineers to consider service to the society as their main motto.“Luxurious life should not be one’s priority. People spoil their health for accumulating wealth, and later they spend the wealth to regain the health. Developing a service motto gives mental satisfaction,” he observed. He appealed the engineers to look for newer possibilities of producing more electricity with minimum expenditure. He also stressed on their responsibility of environment protection.

Generating happiness

NITK Director Dr Sandeep Sancheti said people in the energy sector generate and distribute not only power but also happiness. They are the real drivers of the country, he said.

In association with CPRI, the NITK has been offering PG diploma for the KPTCL staff from the previous year, he added.

Karnataka Vidyut Karkhane (Kavika) Managing Director S Vijayanarasimha and KEBEA General Secretary V Venkatashivareddy reiterated the engineers’ commitment regarding their corporate social responsibility.

Vijayanarasimha said “the company’s employees are ready to serve the flood victims in North Karnataka. We are ready to even adopt certain villages for rehabilitation. Any kind of challenges can be met by systematic planning,” he said.
KEBEA President L Ravi presided over the function.

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