First time in the history-PSPCL chief engineer suspended
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
First time in the history of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), top management of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) today took a stern action against its serving chief engineer (Border Zone) Sandeep Kumar and suspended him, after an audio clip of him seeking illegal gratification from a contractor, went viral on social media.
PSPCL Chairman cum managing director Er Baldev Singh Sran took immediate action after receiving an audio clip in which PSPCL Border Zone chief engineer Sandeep Kumar was heard negotiating with one of the contractors a deal in which he had passed some inflated bills for work undertaken by the contractor in the Border Zone. The clip was circulated on social media.
As per the sources, the top management of the PSPCL called an emergency special WTD (whole time directors) meet at its head office in Patiala and summoned the accused Boder Zone chief engineer Sandeep Kumar and sought his explanation.
In this WTD meeting accused chief engineer admitted to the wrongdoings and sought leniency by sending him on a long leave. But after considering the ill effects, the top management took an immediate decision to place him under suspension.
While ordering the suspension, CMD of the PSPCL said that “the management will not tolerate any corruption and under this policy the action has been taken against the senior functionary of the department”.
During suspension period chief engineer Sandeep Kumar has been asked to report at Director Generation PSPCL Patiala