In a significant development aimed at executing key projects, Maharashtra Energy Minister Nitin Raut on Friday ordered the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) to delegate powers to all its regional offices.
Accordingly, the MSEDCL’s four regional offices in Nagpur, Aurangabad, Pune and Kalyan shall be vested with all powers pertaining to quantity freezing and time limit extensions under all projects, with the Joint Managing Directors and Regional Directors monitoring them for timely completion, said Raut.
The move comes almost five years after the four regional offices were carved out from the MSEDCL in 2016 for the very purposes of on-time execution of all projects and providing high quality services to the electricity consumers.
“However it turned out to be a futile exercise as the MSEDCL did not delegate any powers to the JMDs and RDs. Now, we expect that by delegation of power to the regional offices