Ministry: (Minister takes notice of fatal accident during illegal activities by DISCOs employees)


ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power on Wednesday took serious notice of the fatal accidents during illegal activities by the Distribution Companies’ employees on the system without any authorisation or permission from the competent authority and has instructed all the DISCOs to take effective measure against such activities.

The Ministry has issued instructions to all the DISCOs in this regard. Accordingly Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has circulated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for strict observance by all Distribution Companies while giving compensation to the deceased employees.

According to the new SOP, those employees who might experience fatal accident during performance of official duties in routine will be given full compensation according to the existing procedure besides taking disciplinary action against the delinquent officers/officials.

However, the employee who might experience fatal accident while performing illegal activities or working on system without authorisation will not be given any compensation besides taking disciplinary action against the delinquent officer/official. Strict implementation of the SOP has been ordered by the Ministry.