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Tangedco forms 4 new distribution regions for better administration
To ease the workload and for better administration, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) have decided to create four new distribution regions — Karur, Tiruvallur, Thanjavur and Tiruvannamalai — in addition to the existing nine regions.
According to Tangedco’s order, new distribution regions would be formed with headquarters at Karur, Thanjavur and Tiruvannamalai while one of the headquarters of the Chennai south distribution region would be shifted to Tiruvallur.
A decision to this effect was taken at the Tangedco’s board meeting held on January 19 to reorient the existing electricity distribution regions and electricity distribution circles of Tangedco to ease down in the balancing works and administration process without increasing the operating staff strength.
A senior Tangedco official said the creation of the new distribution regions was to redress the administrative issues and balance the workload among the section offices, the division and section offices of the utility will be reorganised in such a way that, one distribution region will cover three or four districts and one electricity distribution the circle will be completely covered under one district.
The official said the Tiruchy Distribution Region covers seven districts while the Madurai region is spread over five districts. “Creation of new regions will help the officials to monitor the works underway in a better way,” the official added.
However, the trade unions in the Tangedco said the creation of new regions alone would not solve the workload issues. “There are over 52,000 vacant posts across various cadres in the Tangedco. Of the total vacancies, over 37,000 vacancies consist of field workers. With such a huge number of vacancies, how will the workload ease? The need of the hour is to fill up vacant posts and it will help improve the consumer service like the prompt attending of complaints,” the union representative said.
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