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Expedite selection process for BBMB management: AIPEF

VINOD GUPTA | May 17, 2023 02:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has urged the Union minister of power to expedite the section process of Chairman and members BBMB as per past practice.

There has been no regular Member Power and Member Irrigation for the last more than two years. The term of present chairman is also expiring in one and half months.

As per RTI information , the posts of Member Power and Member Irrigation in BBMB starting from 1966 up to 2022 Member (Power) was always taken from Punjab and Member Irrigation from Haryana . Further as per RTI information dated May 4, no advertisement has been issued for the selection of Member (Power) and Member (Irrigation).Only the selection process of BBMB chairman is under process.

Padamjit Singh chief patron AIPEF in his letter mentions that the BBMB may be heading towards a bankruptcy in management after the retirement of present chairman on July 1.would suffer.

Padamjit Singh writes in his letter that the government must realise that the notification amending the rules of BBMB was unrealistic, impracticable and designed to bring to standstill an organization that has worked smoothly since 1966. Interstate issues which directly impact that partner states must not be tampered with, more so when the partner states would be adversely impacted.

The central government is answerable for its meddling with Section 79 (2) by trying to introduce amendments that are not practicable, and not required and which have practically jammed a smooth running system of over 5 decades.

Punjab and Haryana governments should forward a panel of 3 senior power engineers and irrigation engineers respectively as per previous practice so that the Ministry of Power can start the selection process.

V K Gupta spokesperson AIPEF said that on 30th December , the government approved the current duty charge (CDC) of the post of Member (Power) to . SS Dhadwal chief engineer generation who retired on February 28. Similarly SD Sharma chief engineer Beas Satluj Link project has been given a current duty charge for a maximum period of six month and will expire next month. The term of BBMB Chairman is also expiring on 1st July.

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