Power Cut May Become Job Cut: Angry CM Revanth Warns Energy Officials of Suspension

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CM Revanth Reddy warns the energy officials of suspension

Chief minister expressed his displeasure at electricity officials over power outage complaints

Government will not tolerate if anyone brings disrepute to the electricity dept

Hyderabad: Honourable Chief Minister Sri A Revanth Reddy warned that strict action will be initiated against the responsible officials and staff if power outages are reported in the state. The Chief Minister made it clear that the government is supplying adequate power to meet the energy demand and no official power cuts will be imposed by the government. 

The Chief Minister said that electricity supply has already been increased in the state when compared to the past and expressed his anger at the officials of the Energy department over power outages in many places recently. The CM expressed his displeasure at some of the officials on the dereliction of their duties.

Revanth Reddy said that it has come to his notice that some people are conspiring to bring bad reputation to the government  by spreading misinformation on  power supply.  The CM warned of strict action against such officers and the staff and alerted the  Energy officials to counter the misinformation campaign on power cuts  despite the increase of electricity supply.

The Chief Minister grilled the officials about the ongoing campaign on power cuts before reviewing the ‘Gruha Jyoti’ and ‘Rs.500 cooking gas cylinder supply’  schemes at the Secretariat. TRANSCO and GENCO CMD Rizvi explained to the CM that power supply has increased in the last two months compared to the  corresponding period last year.  

The TRANSCO CMD said the  power supply was interrupted for some time in the limits of  three sub-stations in the state recently. When the CM asked  about the reasons for power cuts,  officials informed that the DEs are supposed to  monitor the load fluctuations in the sub-stations properly and the problem arose due to their failure to do so.

The Chief Minister ordered strict action against the officials and staff who  discharged their duties carelessly. The CM asked the  officials to inform the consumers in the area of the respective sub-stations in advance if the  power supply is suspended for any repairs or other maintenance issues.

The CM warned that he gathered information about some of the field level staff, who were appointed during the previous government, deliberately imposing power cuts to bring bad name to the government. The officials have been asked to investigate the reasons behind power cuts if the supply is interrupted for more than 5 minutes anywhere in the state. Action should be taken against anyone who deliberately caused the power cuts, except for technical and natural reasons.

The government has taken all measures to provide adequate power supply  to meet the growing energy demand in the state. An action plan has already been prepared to supply power during the peak season of February, March and April when the demand for electricity is high. 264.95 million units of electricity was supplied per day from February 1th and 13th this year.  Last year,  the power supply during the same period was only 242.44 million units. In January last year, 230.54 million units of power was supplied . This year, it was more than  243.12 million units in January.

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