Career development, employees’ welfare top priorities: WAPDA Chairman


Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK):(Parliament Times) WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) said on Wednesday that the incumbent management believes in motivation of its workforce through career development and welfare-oriented measures for the employees, aims at rejuvenating the human resource of this national organization in order to regain the glory of past by swift implementation of water and hydro-power projects in the country.
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman expressed these views during visit to WAPDA Foundation and its Distribution Transformer Engineering Service Unit on Wednesday, WAPDA sources later said.
The WAPDA Chief directed the officers concerned to prepare case vis-à-vis regularization of the employees who have been serving on daily wages for long and send it to the Authority for approval in accordance with the rules.
Speaking on the occasion, he further said that WAPDA has been taking a number of steps for the last two years for betterment of the employees including revision of human resource policy, setting-up of a WAPDA Housing Society, WAPDA Medical College and WAPDA Engineering University, modernization of its health care system and up-gradation of educational institutes.
The Chairman said that Pakistan WAPDA Foundation, in addition to performing its core functions, has also been actively contributing towards implementing most of the welfare schemes for WAPDA employees, as the Foundation generates funds through different business activities mainly from reclamation of power and distribution transformers and allocates funds for materializing the welfare schemes.
During his visit to the Distribution Transformer Engineering Service Unit, the Chairman witnessed the repairing process of the transformers. The Chairman also directed WAPDA Foundation Managing Director to improve the services for repair of vehicles at the base workshop and the facilities at the fuel pumps by applying innovative ideas.
Earlier, the Chairman was briefed that Pakistan WAPDA Foundation was established in1982. Since then, it has been providing its services to WAPDA and power sector entities through a Power Transformer Reclamation Workshop at Lahore, three Distribution Transformer Reclamation Workshops one each at Lahore, Nowshera and Sukkur, two Base Workshops at Lahore and Faisalabad and eight fuel pumps one each in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, Multan and Hyderabad.
Pakistan WAPDA Foundation Managing Director, Principal Staff Officer to the Chairman and WAPDA General Manager (Human Resource Development) also accompanied the Chairman during the visit.


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