Two KPDCL Engineers Attached Over Ramazan Power Cuts

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Jammu: Facing sharp criticism and outrage over the frequent power cuts during the holy month of Ramazan, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered action against two senior officials of the power department for showing laxity in their work.

Taking serious note of laxity in electric supply during Iftar and Sehri times in Srinagar district, the government on Monday attachment The Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) Bemina and the Assistant Engineer (AE) Zakura, of the Kashmir power development corporation limited (KPDCL) with the office of the Managing Director, KPDCL, an official spokesperson said. Both the officers, he said, will be attached till the time a detailed enquiry is conducted on the issue.

“It may be recalled that a number of public grievances about disruptions in power supply during Iftar and Sehri times had been received from these areas,” the official spokesperson said.

He further said that the Managing Director, KPDCL and Chief Engineer, Distribution, Kashmir have also been directed to personally monitor the supply of electricity and ensure no disruptions.

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