CM Naveen Patnaik appoints new engineers at OPTCL

Bhubaneswar: OPTCL got 92 new engineers today. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Friday handed over appointment letter to the engineers here.

On the occasion Mr Patnaik said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be part of this induction programme. I congratulate the newly recruited engineers and urge them to give their best for the growth of OPTCL as well as Odisha Power Sector.”

Odisha CM pointed out that since 2010, OPTCL has recruited 1752 professional in various disciplines. He took this opportunity to showcase his government’s commitment towards generating employment opportunities for the local unemployed youth.

Commending the state utility facility Mr Patnaik added, ”OPTCL has been instrumental in implementing many projects of the Government like Rural Electrification, Integrated Power Development Scheme, Odisha Distribution System Strengthening Project, State Capital Region Improvement of Power System and recently launched “AAMA GHARA LED”. I compliment OPTCL in the successful execution of these projects.”

Additionally, he said “the system availability of OPTCL is 99.99 per cent, which is the highest in the country. The GRID network has been strengthened with the addition of 42 GRIDs during last four years. Further, 41 EHV GRID substations shall be added to the system by 2021-22.”

CM urged all the employees, especially the new recruits to follow the 3T mantra by his government-Team work, Transparency, Technology. With everyone’s equal contribution, he said that he hoped to achieve state’s goal of providing Quality, Secure and Reliable Power to the people of Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik was the chief guest at the induction ceremony. Shri Hemant Sharma, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Energy Department, welcome Mr Patnaik. He spelled out the achievements of his department. A short film on Energy Sector development was also played.

 OPTCL (Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited) is one of the largest Transmission Utility in the country. It is wholly owned by the Government of Odisha to undertake the business of transmission and wheeling of electricity in the State.

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