WAPDA chief orders remedy on complaints
LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt-Gen (r) Zulfiqar Ali Khan urged chief executives of electricity companies to improve revenue recovery and decrease line losses to meet targets set for the current fiscal year.
Chairing a monthly meeting to review performance of the Power Wing at WAPDA House on Friday, he ordered chief executives of Distribution and Generation Companies (DISCOs and GENCOs) and National Transmission and Power Dispatch Company (NTDC), and senior general managers of the Power Wing to give “safety training” to line staff and provide them latest equipment. He said customers’ complaints should be addressed quickly and customer services be improved.
Those at the meeting noted DISCOs supplied 63,441 new connections in August, out of which 56,685 were domestic, 5,839 were commercial, 394 were industrial, 508 were agricultural and 15 other categories, thus raising the total number of WAPDA connections to 13.457 million. They also said 279 villages were electrified in August.
The WAPDA chairman was also briefed about WAPDA employees’ development projects. He was told that over Rs 15 billion were released from the Employees Welfare Fund in 2002-03. Rs 141 million were paid as monthly grants to 20,211 widows and crippled employees, Rs 19.420 million to 983 disabled children of employees, Rs 6.825 million to 1,095 employees on the head of marriage grants and Rs 4.98 million in educational scholarships to 6,118 children of employees. —Staff Report