Nov 25: Advisor to Lt Governor K K Sharma Monday directed
the officers of the Power development Department (PDD) to ensure the repair of
the damaged electric infra so that the power supply to the valley can be
augmented and consumers are provided adequate power supply.
The Advisor was speaking at a review
meeting convened to discuss the supply of electricity and damage caused to the
electric infra due to the recent heavy snowfall.
Secretary Technical Power, Chief
Engineers and other senior officers of the department were present.
The Advisor directed the officers to
ensure that the damaged transmission towers are repaired within a week’s time
so that on-going work on the Alesteng- Zainakote transmission line is
completed. He directed Secretary Technical to personally monitor the repair
work on this prestigious project which would ensure a quantum increase in the
transmission capability besides facilitating import of power to the valley especially
The Advisor also directed Chief Engineers
to maintain a dedicated power cut schedule and ensure its wide publicity so
that the consumers are made aware about the power cut calendar in
advance. He also asked the officers to be responsive to the complaints,
if any of the consumers and get requisite feedback about the implementation of
the various flagship power programmes.
Earlier, the Advisor undertook a review
meeting of the Education Department which was attended by Director School
Education and other senior officers.
The Advisor directed ensuring proper
capacity building of the teachers by way of holding seminars, training
programmes, Training of Trainers (ToTs) so that they are made aware about the
latest trends and techniques in teaching.
The Director Education informed the
Advisor about the initiatives undertaken for providing quality education to the
students. He said that the process is underway for imparting crash course to
the newly recruited teachers and Rehbar-Taleem teachers.
The Advisor also had a meeting with
Director Industries Kashmir Mehmood Shah regarding the present industrial
scenario of the valley.
The Advisor directed speeding up various
initiatives in the industrial sector which would catalyze the growth of the
industries in the valley and would ensure generation of jobs for the trained
and skilled persons especially the youth.
While seeking the status of schemes
targeted at aspiring young entrepreneurs, the Advisor asked the officers to
hold awareness camps in all areas of the valley so that more youngsters get
encouraged to setup their own units.