KSEB chairman calls for revival measures to face power crisis

SN Jayaprakash / Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid reports of looming power crisis in India, the Chairman of Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has come up with a set of measures to face the crisis.

All state government institutions and large-scale consumers will have prepaid smart meter by 2022, informed Dr. B Ashok in an in-house letter sent to employees titled ‘navakeralathinu naveekaricha KSEB’ (KSEB Revived for a New Kerala).

The chairman urged employees to stage a better performance to lift KSEB to the top position among power distributing agencies. At present, KSEB ranks 14 among the agencies that distribute power. A set of revival measures will be implemented on war footing, says the letter.

The network that distributes power will be made smarter by using artificial intelligence. E-filing facility will be arranged in all offices from corporate to circle level. KSEB-branded jackets, helmets, T-shirts will be given to employees. Mobile teams will be provided with electric vehicles, under the badge ‘Electra’, by replacing all diesel vehicles.

Tiny forests will be created on the premises of all section offices and sub-stations where adequate land is available. The children of KSEB staff will be given aid for studies.

The year ‘2022’ will be observed as ‘safety year’ of KSEB staff. All disciplinary proceedings, that are entitled for minor punishment, will be closed soon. The letter directs all KSEB staff to deal politely with consumers.

A ‘training challenge’ has also been announced by the chairman. Experienced officers and staff have to make small videos to train others to excel. A total of 50 good videos will be given cash prizes worth Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh. The videos have to be submitted before December 31.

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