AIZAWL, Feb 28 (NNN): The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Manipur and Mizoram asked Mizoram government to expedite restructuring of Power & Electricity department to enhance Administrative, Technical and Commercial efficiencies.
This point was stressed in the State Advisory Committee meeting of the JERC held today in Information and Public Relation Conference Hall in Aizawl which was chaired by H. Bihari Singh.
The meeting highlighted the urgency of corporatisation of the department in the same line with corporatisation of Power & Electricity department of Tripura in 2005. The Commission informed the meeting that a copy of the report of a Study Group sent to Tripura was already submitted to the government for examination.
Reacting to the points raised by the members, the representative of the department Lalduhzuala Sailo, superintendent engineer (Commercial) said, agreement in this regard was signed in 2002 chalking out road maps for corporatisation of the Power & Electricity department with support of funds expected from Structural Adjustment Loan of Asian Development Bank. When the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, engaged as the consultants by the Deptt. submitted its report for implementation fund from ADB could not be made available, leading to non-conversion of the Dept. into corporation till today. The meeting also asked Power & Electricity Dept. to publicize creation of Public Grievances Redressal Mechanism in various levels and appointment of Assessing Authority and Appelate Authority as well in the print and electronic media of the State.