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Rs 2,150-cr losses in HPSEB


For current financial year, the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) is accepted to cross Rs 2,150 crore with the addition cumulative losses at Rs 153 crore.
The board incurred losses to the tune of Rs 136.98 crore , Rs 113.51 crore and Rs 1,051 crore in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 and the cumulative losses stood at Rs 1,875.61 crore, Rs 1,989.12 crore and Rs 1,999.63 crore, respectively.
The board is in perpetual red in spite of the fact that 4,771, including 84 Class-I and 28 Class-II posts, out of the total 24,930 sanctioned posts are lying vacant.
“The strength of the employees working in the board is 20,159, which included 737 on deputation from other departments, 1,771 on outsource basis and 4,771 posts are yet to filled,” Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania told Vidhan Sabha in a written reply.
He said the strength of regular employees was 15,555, while the number of contractual, work-charged and daily wagers was 1198, 640 and 258 and the actual number of posts to filled through regular appointment was 7,279.
The minister said 1,207 posts had filled in the past four years and the process for filling 2,649 posts had started.

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