Energy Department will fill up 9,000 vacancies soon: Minister D.K. Shivakumar

Energy Department will fill up 9,000 vacancies soon: Minister D.K. Shivakumar

July 26, 2017

Mysuru:“The Department of Energy will soon start procedures to fill up vacant 9,000 posts in Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) and other ESCOMs in the State,” said Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar here yesterday. He was speaking at the inauguration of the valedictory of training programme for the newly-recruited Assistant Engineers, Assistant Accounts Officers, Junior Engineers, Assistant Linemen, Junior Linemen and other employees.

The ESCOMs had 30,000 vacancies out of the 55,000 vacancies. Siddharamaiah-led State Government has filled up 25,000 vacancies through transparent recruitment procedures. Still there is a need to fill-up 9,000 vacancies which will be taken up in the days to come, he added.

Alternative designation for linemen: Stating that he had been working as one of the employees ever since he took charge as Energy Minister, Shivakumar said that the Department would soon come out with an alternative designation for linemen within a month and the discussion for the same was being held with the stakeholders.

Tender for buying electricity: The Department has called for a tender to purchase 1,000 MW electricity to avoid shortage in supply. We have also increased the production by 5,000 MW and there are no complaints with respect to load-shedding. Even the Opposition have not been given an opportunity to raise their voices against the Department as we have been efficiently managing the supply of electricity despite severe drought.

Minister Shivakumar also mentioned that it had been decided to felicitate best officers and staff and added that if a probationary employee lost his life at work, one of his family members would be given a job on compensatory grounds. In case, an employee died owing to electrocution, the family of the deceased would be given a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh.

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The employees at auditorium demanded Minister to reduce the probationary period from three years to two, to which Shivakumar asked employees to have faith in the Government.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait, MLAs M.K. Somashekar, Kalale Keshavamurthy, MLC R. Dharmasena, MyLAC Chairman H.A. Venkatesh, Zoo Authority of Karnataka Chairperson Mallige Veeresh, Bhovi Development Authority Chairman Seetharam & CESC MD Kiran were present.

6 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Energy Department will fill up 9,000 vacancies soon: Minister D.K. Shivakumar”

  1. shridhar says:

    please announse sir jlm importent dates

  2. Punith DU says:

    Sir please important date update soon sir this month you have been date published I am waiting for jlm

  3. Raghu says:

    Hidden message! Posts will be given to the highest bidder and details of how the money needs to be sent do that the trasnsaction can’t get traced! Congress’ has been following this process since the days of Devaraj Urs!

    • R.K.Gowda says:

      Yes, I still remember Devaraj Urs reduced the retirement age of state government employees from 58 to 55 in the pretext of solving the unemployment problem of youngsters and filled every one of the Lakhs of jobs created by taking bribe! Bribes ranged from Rs 25000 to 5 Lakhs those days depending on corruption oppurtunities of those position!
      He was the first CM who standardized corruption and made it very organized ! People used to write written tests and face job interviews while his agents spotted the people who were willing to bribe and filled those positions!
      Then he was a true congress leader who supported Indira Gandhi!

  4. Nagaraj says:

    Sir thanks for adding the post for esom and kptcl …Sir most of the people r in 2nd list may they get the job opportunity from adding another vacancies.. thank u Sir for u rs bold thoughts.

  5. Sanjay says:

    D.k?Shi sir what is the prevailing rate? Whom should we pay? Check or cash? Please provide the details! I don’t want to lose to the highest bidder


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