K Krishnankutty | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Wit adequate availability of solar energy and hydropower in the state, the government is considering to reduce the rate of electricity used during daytime, said the Minister of Electricity K Krishnankutty. The minister was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-megawatt solar power station installed near the 220KV substation at Kanjikode in Palakkad.
He informed that the promotion of 4230 KSEB staff pending for years will be rolled out within two weeks considering the Supreme Court verdict in relation to the CEA regulation.
3170 persons employed as lineman 2 may get promoted as lineman 1 and 830 staff from lineman 2 to overseer. 90 staff are likely to get promotion from meter reader to sub engineer while 140 sub engineers will be elevated to the posts of assistant engineers.
Malampuzha MLA A Prabhakaran presided over the inaugural function in which the MP of Palakkad VK Sreekandan delivered the keynote address. KSEB chairman and managing director Dr B Ashok, director R Suku Nandi and independent director Adv V Murugadas were present at the function.