Panaji Dated: April 6, 2015 … Power Minister Shri Milind Naik recently attended the public grievances at Pale, Sankhali and surrounding areas pertaining to the power problems in the respective areas.

        Also present on the occasion were Shri Pramod Sawant, MLA and Chairman, of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation. Sarpanchas and Panch Members of Pale, Velgue, Surla, Amona, Navelim, Kudnem, Harvalem and Councillors of Sankhali Municipal Council.

        The Minister who gave a patient hearing to the grievances said, that his Department is seized with the problems faced by the people and that the same would be resolved at the earliest thereby giving relief to the power consumers. As regards issue of electricity bills, he assured the people that the mechanism is worked out with the help of GEL to issue bi-monthly bills to the power consumers.

        The Minister also directed the accompanying Power Department Officials to note down the difficulties faced by the people and to attend to them forthwith. Shri Naik said, that he is very much concerned for the power consumers and therefore to improve the services to the people, adequate staff is being recruited in the Department  and measures are been taken to upgrade the facilities. He also visited various parts of Goa to get a feedback from the people. The minister said that he has covered seventeen constituencies and attended to the grievance to the people so far. This exercise will continue further till all the constituencies are covered.

        The Minster also paid a visit to Amona Substation and acquainted himself with the working and difficulties faced by the staff.

        The Chief Engineer of Electricity Department Shri Lakshimanan, Assistant Engineer Shri Burye, Executive Engineer Shri T. Prabhu, Asstt. Engineer Shri Shirodkar  and other officials were  present on the occasion.