Minister to Power Company CEOs: Fix the Power Issues or You’re Fired

Federal Minister for Power Division, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, has directed that non-performing Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of the Distribution Companies be shown the door if they fail to meet the targets assigned to them by the next review meeting scheduled for mid December 2017.

The Federal Minister further directed PEPCO to set targets and prepare key performance indicators to gauge the ability of the present CEOs of all DISCOs in this regard, said an official statement released by power division on Friday.

The Federal Minister for Power Division passed these directions in a meeting where all the CEOs of DISCOS were present via video link. Senior officials from Power Division and PEPCO were also present during the meeting.

Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari ordered PEPCO to prepare a list of officers based on seniority and good track for replacement of the present CEOs in case they fail to achieve targets and KPIs in the next review meeting.

The Federal Minister also directed PEPCO to write letter to all BODs of the DISCOs to strictly monitor the performance of their respective DISCOs and take strong actions as per the existing rules against those failing to achieve target set out. He urged that BODs must play their roles as described under the law and corporate governance rules. He said that the Power Division will take all steps to strengthen the BODs.

The Federal  Minister made it clear that only performance and merit will prevail and those working hard must get the chance to serve the people. He said that the dynamics of  Power sector must change 180 degrees and it must change according to the aspiration of the consumers.

He said that customer service and facilitation is a central point of a CEO’s performance and all other indicators like controlling losses, improving recoveries and better service delivery must be associated with it.

“No political, personal or other kind of influence will work any more,“ Sardar Awais Leghari categorically told all the CEOs. He said that those looking towards such means should find some other venues.

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