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Transformers Of Worth 2.1b Damaged Due To Grave Negligence Of Officials

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  1. Dubious

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    Mohammad Ali (@ChaudhryMAli88) 11 minutes ago Thu 14th March 2019 | 10:22 PM


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    As many as 12783 electricity transformers of worth Rs2.1b damaged due to grave negligence of officials of Ministry of Water and Power

    Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / Online - 14th March, 2019) As many as 12783 electricity transformers of worth Rs2.1b damaged due to grave negligence of officials of Ministry of Water and Power. According to official documents, highest number of transformers damaged in the PESCO region of worth Rs1.5bn.

    This huge loss incurred to national exchequer due to negligence of electricity supply companies.The SDOs of the concerned area have no paid no attention towards the power load, that why these transformers damaged.In Peshawar region the transformers of worth Rs14m damaged, in Multan region Rs1567m, Rs440m Sukkur region, Quetta Rs91m.

    https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/transformers-of-worth-21b-damaged-due-to-gra-571077.html
     
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    Someone needs to be fined, sued and any further chance of them working in energy sector should be curbed!


    Officials need to be indicted and also supply companies!

    Because of being greedy, they didnt bother ...so now they need to pay...Greed is a curse and it needs to be shown!
     
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    Heavy penalties are needed. Punish without discrimination.
     
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    So fault is of the electricity supply companies because they overload the supply? Or the Ministry because they dont regulate? Or the whole grid system because it cannot handle the supply?

    Theres barely any information here to know what has gone wrong.
     
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    lols story of Pakistan! loot maar bay khouf!
     
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    But what if the SDOs went by the information submitted to them on the applications for connections where each applicant indicates the load they will impose on the grid? Most people underestimate that load just to save on the application cost, leading to overburdened transformers. So how would this be the SDO's fault?
     
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    All the above...Like such issues were not already raised before...What exactly did those who took oath to Pakistan do about these? If those responsible didnt investigate/ think/ work on faults, whose fault is it?

    With great power comes great responsibility....Were those responsible incapable of thinking or just not educated enough to think that far?

    So there is no checks and balance? Why do we have officers in every district to city to towns? We should just have Some 10,000 sitting in the capital handling REPORTS submitted to them, right?

    Thank you for admitting there REALLY was no checks and balances - SOMEONE def didnt do their duty!
     
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    The person filling the form states that he has three rooms with one light and one fan each. Plus one TV and fridge. Now how is that going to be checked for all the applications received? Even if all the residences are checked for initial approval, over a period of time lots of new people and appliances in the same mohalla will make the checks obsolete.

    Now consider the SDO says to his XEN that he needs a bigger transformer for each mohalla because the overloading is causing issues, but the XEN is allowed to release units only according to the sanctioned loads for each feeder, because larger transformers cost more money to buy and install.

    We can take this line all the way up to the highest levels. Now the question becomes for the PM how he can fund a few hundred million for upgrading the grid with decades of underfunding causing severe overloading issues when he is preoccupied with border security and the next round of loans repayments.

    Firing a few people will not resolve anything in such a messy situation. What checks and balances would you suggest in such circumstances?
     
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    and do you have anyone in mind who is goining to do all the fines- sueing- dismissles---and punishment for incompetency-lack of intrest or pure neglegence??
     
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    These power companies need to privatised asap otherwise these losses will keep accumulating.
     
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    It is high time to adopt natural electricities. These whom do not require dirty transformers, and what not. This is the most economical way for electricity. Cost is less than $30 per outlet with 2 plugs providing fresh electricity @ 230V each—this can also be expanded to extension cords for more economic sharing.

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    Unless they blow up....They're still good. Only one source for this report, so I need more official confirmation before I believe it. Possible fake news???
     
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    I am not sure such a form exists in Pakistan....

    I think the checks should be on the transformers, how much load they are holding....and figure out where the extra ones are coming from...along those lines...
    That is also what I stated...they were trying to save money now it costs more!

    Then what is the use of the ministry of power? Should just close that useless ministry down if it doesnt do any good, right? After all even the previous minister was oblivious to the harm he has done and the decades it would take to fix it!

    The ones used in other countries...I would suggest the ministers to be told that they need to get up and do some work or lose the seat! And if the minister had issued the order for checks and they didnt get done, slide down the ladder and see who was responsible..
    2ndly, if there was no such thing as checks in the protocol, then if the new minister doesnt get the idea of including it, he should be questioned as to why he did nothing to improve his dept? He had 1 job to ensure the power in the country is running well. If it is too much for him, he should resign and allow someone with ideas to ensure smooth working condition

    I thought research in that is still on going...

    I wonder why the old CJP never made surprise visits to the power companies!

    So many engineers running around freely yet they cant solve the power problems of the country...begs to question what use are the engineers if they cant help the country?
     
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    I am sure the present government under the leadership of PMIK will do the right thing. After all, he fired the Sui Gas directors recently. Let us see what he decides here, and how that decision will solve the problems I pointed out.
     
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