Bifurcation of MEPCO, LESCO and PESCO after decisions by respective BODs: Awais Laghari 

ISLAMABAD: Power Division Federal Minister Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari has directed that bifurcation of MEPCO, LESCO and PESCO must be decided by the respective Board of Directors and their concerned CEOs must table the consolidated proposals for consideration of BODs immediately.

The federal minister passed these directions in a meeting held here to discuss matters relating to bifurcation of LESCO, MEPCO and PESCO for better management and developing a consumer-oriented approach.

The minister further directed that BODs of the DISCOs should be involved in all decision making and their decisions should be implemented in letter and spirit. He further directed the Power Division to work out enhancing the capacity of the existing BODs by the inclusion of diverse professionals from different walks of life.

The minister said that BODs should play their vigilant decisive role in the strategic decision making and should discharge their authorities in true letter and spirit as per the corporate governance.

The power division minister noted that all the DISCOs should adopt financial autonomy and should be able to generate their own funds from the open market instead of relying on the government.

The minister assured that all efforts will be put in place to make the DISCOs functions free from political interference and directed the DISCOs to take strict administrative actions against those employees who use political or other influence.

Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari expressed serious concern over the HR department of DISCOs which have failed in exploiting the existing potential of their HR and also in strengthening themselves by filling the vacant positions. He directed that all the vacant positions at officer level be filled at the earliest. The use of HR and filling of vacant posts is bound to bring in more efficiency in their operations, added the minister.

The minister also directed the introduction of a lucrative reward system for top performers.

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