Provide Quality & Reliable Power To All Consumers: Odisha CM Tells New OPTCL Recruits

Bhubaneswar: Altogether 412 personnel joined state power infrastructure company Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) on Saturday.

While161 of them are Electrical Engineers, 54 are Office Assistants, and 197 Electrical Technicians. An orientation programme was organized at Convention Centre in Lok Seva Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

Addressing the new recruits, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that availability of quality and reliable power is an indispensable entitlement of every citizen. This is also a basic ingredient of growth. “We must, therefore, work for ensuring quality uninterrupted power supply to our consumers, farmers, and industries,” Naveen said.

Stating that his government has adopted the 5T mantra to transform governance, the CM urged all the new professionals to follow and imbibe this 5T mantra of Teamwork, Technology, Transparency, and Time leading to Transformation. Following this, he said, we will definitely achieve our goal of providing Quality, Secure and Reliable Power to all the people of Odisha.

Welcoming the new recruits to OPTCL, he said the government has been investing significantly in the power sector to enhance power generation and strengthen the transmission and distribution infrastructure. Odisha is now a power surplus state.

The consumer base of the state has grown exponentially to 97 lakh which was only 16 lakh in the year 2000. The state has been conveniently meeting its peak demand of five thousand three hundred Mega Watt round the year. Praising the OPTCL for its contribution, he said that it has made significant addition to state’s transmission infrastructure with 193 Grid substations.

Appreciating the efforts of OPTCL in providing employment to youngsters, he said that since 2010, the OPTCL has recruited 2,300 professionals from various disciplines, and this year only around 300 jobs have been created for the local youth.

Reiterating that Odisha government is committed to create more jobs, he said “I will be personally monitoring its progress.”

Joining the programme, Energy Minister Pratap Keshari Deb said continuous economic progress in Odisha has resulted in a huge increase in demand for power. So, this job is a huge responsibility that is laced with constant demand for 24X7 quality power, he said.

Development Commissioner Anu Garg said it is a milestone for all the newly employed youngsters. This is an opportunity for them to improve ease of living of people by ensuring quality power. She urged them to develop qualities like integrity, compassion, hard work and constant improvement in knowledge.

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