Power companies extend working day to provide better service
Patna: With an aim to offer better service to consumers in Bihar, power holding companies in the state have decided to extend their working day by a day.
The employees will now work from Monday to Saturday with immediate effect instead of the earlier five-day week, a BSEB release said.
The lunch hour has also been cut short to half-an-hour now from 1:30 pm to 2 pm, Hare Ram Pandey, Deputy General Manager (Public Relations) said in the release.
This decision has been taken with an aim to provide better service to consumers through quick disposal of work, the DGM said.
There are nearly 13,000 employees in the five power holding companies.
Casual leave for the year has been increased to 15 days from 12 days earlier, he said.
Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) was recently unbundled into five companies.
The power companies decision to expand working day and cut short lunch hour is in tune with the state government`s resolve to improve electricity situation in Bihar.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced that he would not seek vote in 2015 Assembly elections if he fails to add power supply to energy-starved Bihar.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Grief stricken people shout slogans as Kalam's body carried out of hospital
- Punjab: Gurdaspur gunbattle ends, all terrorists killed
- Mumbai blasts case: Maharashtra govt opposes Yakub Memon's mercy plea in SC
- PM Modi condoles APJ Abdul Kalam's death
- Kalam's advisor recalls his last moments with the great scientist
- FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA APJ ABDUL KALAM PASSES AWAY
- Politicos mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, hail him as 'Missile Man of India'
- When UN declared Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday as World Students' Day
- SC hearing on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative plea
- Cricket series can't happen along with terror attacks: Anurag Thakur warns PCB