KARACHI, Dec 18: The recently-privatized Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) has acquired latest technology and has started an analysis of the city’s power supply network to carry out mega renovation work, said a KESC spokesman on Sunday. The spokesman said that the KESC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Frank Schmidt, in a letter to 20,000 utility engineers and workers advised them to keep the staff abreast with the management’s policies.

The letter appreciated the cooperation being extended to the new management.

The CEO affirmed that steadfast efforts were being made by the new management to overcome power shortage, read the statement.

“Reliable availability of electricity in the next summer will certainly raise the prestige of the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) engineers and workers in the eyes of the people of Karachi,” the statement said.

Regarding policies of the new management, it stated that the old practice of vertical command would be replaced by the modern motivational principles of understanding and contribution towards ‘business goals’ as a team.

It also said that in order to make the present Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) a healthy and flourishing organisation “for advancing the present status of its employees to serve and care its consumers beyond their comprehension, radical improvement was needed”.

“We feel happy to let you know that we have already obtained the latest electronic technology and have started analysing the weaknesses of the current power supply network,” the statement read.

“No technological improvement can be brought about unless we have the latest knowledge of network situation and that too in the shortest possible time.

Soon, complete data on network improvement will be ready and we will start implementing mega-renovation work for providing quality power supply to our customers,” it maintained.

It also said that the new management while transforming the organisation on modern lines would be retaining efficient and workable traditional practices in place for optimum results.

It added that aligning the company structure with the modern management process would not jeopardise the career development of the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) employees.

“In fact, the idea is to enhance their career as we consider them a valuable asset of the company due to the long-standing experience of running the utility even with outdated and obsolete machines. Fresh investment, modern technology and multiple foreign and on-job training will make them better,” said the CEO in the statement.

While the organisation is being transformed, new positions would emerge and would be filled with the most suitable persons, he said.

“Each employee will be trained, and clear objectives will be achieved through empowerment of the staff. The targeted goals will be determined with the consent of and in consultation with the performing employees and each managerial level will be a team leader.”—APP

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