The Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) has taken action against 831 officers and employees. The company confirmed their involvement in electricity theft, corruption and overstepping their authority during service.
The action was initiated against seven XENs, 93 SDOs, 433 line superintendents, 127 line staff and 163 clerical staff after the approval of GEPCO’s Chief Executive Officer Zahid Saleem.
A GEPCO official said that seven XENs were issued notices of warning, 83 SDO’s were sent show cause notices and the usual increment/ promotion of eight SDOs had been stopped. Similarly, one SDO was forced to retire and nine were dismissed from service, he added.
In addition, he maintained that 573 officers and employees had been issued final notices. The official pointed out that the promotions and the dues of 199 employees, including eight SDOs, had been stopped.
He revealed that 31 officers and employees had been demoted as a punishment.He mentioned that nine employees were dismissed from their jobs. He said that last year, GEPCO officials received thousands of applications against officers and employees. These officials were deployed at 60 divisional offices and 124 sub-divisional offices in six districts across Gujranwala. “After investigation, 831 employees were found involved in corruption and action was taken against them without discrimination,” the GEPCO official said.