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February 2013

February 2013869 DownloadsWe had clearly made known in writing our apprehensions about the workability of the proposed pension fund and the danger of trifurcation hidden in the transfer scheme. It was clearly pointed out with material evidence that although the Board is corporatized, it is still possible to continue the present practice of giving statutory…

January 2013

January 20131191 DownloadsOne of the issues commonly observed in transfers in Board is the shielding from transfer garnered by a minority group citing expertise in some field. But in reality we feel that since all the functions in KSEB are being handled by a team, nobody is indispensable for any post and the transfer of…

December 2011

December 20111088 DownloadsThe Mullaperiyar Dam issue has been lingering the Kerala & Tamil Nadu politics for many long years. This dam was constructed during 1886-1895 using old time construction materials – rubble masonry in lime surkhi mortar as shell of the upstream and downstream side filled with lime surkhi concrete as inner core. Later, in an effort to strengthen…

December 2012

December 2012935 DownloadsEnergy crisis and consequent financial crunch in the Board is not an overnight development and is well documented in numerous records available in the institution. Disharmony in the consumer growth and their consumption with the sluggish or rather stagnant capacity addition has already showed its adverse effects and will eventually snowball into a…

November 2012

November 2012949 DownloadsWith the highest level of dependency of Kerala grid to the southern and national grid, the widening gap between availability and demand in the Indian Power Sector is an area of concern. At present this issue is further aggravated with corridor availability problems and coal availability issues. Download Now!

October 2012

October 2012790 DownloadsIt is well known to all that no works are started in transmission without observing the procedures and formalities. Work bills are prepared, measured, verified and check measured at various levels before forwarding to accounts branch at ARU. Further, technical audit and financial audit are conducted by the concerned teams at ARU and…

September 2012

September 2012942 DownloadsThe approved bailout scheme is formulated based on the report of an expert committee headed by Sri. B K Chaturvedi, Member (Energy) Planning Commission. The committee has come up with various suggestions and some of them would be mandatory in nature. The aim is to make Discoms to take steps for improving their…

August 2012

August 2012870 DownloadsThe revised estimates for the year 2011-12 leave a revenue deficit of Rs 2118.48 Crore and the estimate for the year 2012-13 projects a revenue deficit of Rs 3240.25 Crore. All power purchase costs need to be considered legitimate unless it is established that the merit order principle has been violated or power…

July 2012

July 2012722 DownloadsThe cost of thermal power purchase consisted 38 to 44 % of total Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) in the three years from 2005 to 2008, which suddenly jumped to 63% of ARR during the year 2008-09. The countrywide increase in demand to cater to the 8%-plus growth trajectory and the inadequate capacity addition…

June 2012

June 2012923 DownloadsAssociations on 15/9/2009, it was disclosed that employee liabilities in respect of both pension and provident fund remain unfunded over the years in KSEB. However provident fund remains accounted, while pension fund remains both unfunded & unaccounted! It was also admitted that before revesting the assets and liabilities in the new company, both…

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