Bhubaneswar, December 17: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday welcomed 30 newly-appointed Assistant Executive Engineers (Electrical) into the State Energy Department
and said that electricity is the prime mover of the economy and the State Government has given very top priority to development of power sector.
Gracing the orientation ceremony of these newly recruited Assistant Executive Engineers (Electrical) in the Group-A of Odisha Engineering Service cadre, Patnaik urged the newly appointed Engineers to adopt the 5T mantra of governance and serve people with dignity by following ‘Mo Sarkar’ norms. He advised them to keep on updating themselves about the technological developments and serve the people with dignity and professionalism.
These engineers received their appointment orders at Convention Centre, Lokaseva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. By induction of these 30 engineers, the total strength of Assistant Executive Engineers (Electrical) has gone up to 116. They will work in Works, RD and Energy Departments.
The Chief Minister further stated that Energy Conservation and energy efficiency measures are given central role in State’s Energy Policy. More than 3.8 Cr. LED bulbs have been distributed under “Ama Ghare LED” Scheme.
The State has been conveniently meeting the peak demand of around 4800 – 5000 MW power round the year without load shedding.
Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, joining from Kalahandi, encouraged the engineers to work dedicatedly for the State. He said that the Energy department has given top priority to 5T principles bringing in rapid changes in energy sector.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra also graced the occasion and motivated the newly recruited engineers.
Principal Secretary, Energy Nikunja Bihari Dhal and Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian also attended the event.