Electricity Monitoring and Reconciliation Cell was established in 2006-07, under the directives of Honorable Chief Minister Sindh to exclusively deal with the WAPDA (HESCO/SEPCO) & K-Electric dues as billions of rupees of Sindh Government were involved.
|STAFF OF EM&RC|
Electricity Monitoring & Reconciliation Cell is headed by a Director on WAPDA (HESCO/ SEPCO) and K-Electric affairs and staffed by 01 Consultant (Special Grade), 01 Deputy Secretary (BS-18), 07 Field Officers (BS-18), 01 MIS Incharge (BS-18), 01 Programmer (BS-17), 04 District Supervisors(BS-17), 03 Section officers (BS-17), 10 Assistant Field Officers (BS-16), 09 Field Supervisors (BS-11) and allied supporting staff.
EM&RC SECRETARIAT STAFFING:
|01.||Director (Reconciliation)||Overall monitoring of WAPDA (HESCO/SEPCO) & K-Electric Affairs and settlement of billing/payment disputes of DISCOs with GoS and other allied matters of EM&R Cell.|
|02.||Consultant (Special Grade)||To assist the Director (Reconciliation)|
|03.||Deputy Secretary(BS-18)||Monitor the work of all the Sections of EM&R Cell|
|04.||Incharge MIS (BS-18)||Deals with the matters relating to Management Information System.|
|05.||Programmer (BS-17)||Deals with the matters relating to Management Information System Programming.|
|06.||Section Officer-I (BS-17)||Deals with K. Electric Affairs|
|07.||Section Officer-II (BS-17)||Deals with establishment of EM&RC and its field offices. Budgetary matters of EM&RC. Acts as DDO. Also deals with miscellaneous assignments given by higher authorities as and when required. Procurement of various items of machinery & equipment, furniture, stationary and other for EM&RC out of funds allocated for the purpose. Disbursement of salaries and allied matters of the staff of EM&RC.|
|08.||Section Officer-III(BS-17)||Deals with the matter relating to WAPDA(HESCO & SEPCO)|
EM&RC FIELD STAFFING:
FIELD OFFICERS (BS-18)
|TOTAL NUMBER||STATION AT||POSTING / JOB DESCRIPTION|
|07 Nos.||Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur,Dadu&Larkana||Deals with the matters relating to K-Electric, WAPDA (HESCO & SEPCO).|
DISTRICT SUPERVISORS (BS-17)
|04 Nos.||Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Dadu||Attached with Field Officers to deal with the matters relating to K-Electric, WAPDA (HESCO & SEPCO).|
ASSISTANT FIELD OFFICERS (BS-16)
|10 Nos.||Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur,Dadu&Larkana||Attached with the Field Officers to deal with the affairs relating to K-Electric, WAPDA (HESCO &SEPCO.|
FIELD SUPERVISORS (BS-11)
|09 Nos.||Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Dadu & Larkana||To assist the Field Officers to deal with the affairs relating to K-Electric, WAPDA (HESCO &SEPCO).|
ISSUES RESOLVED BY EM&RC:
HOW THE BILLING/ PAYMENT ISSUES ARE BEING TACKLED
Electricity Monitoring Cell, Energy Department, since its inception/establishment has been striving to contain the exaggerated electricity billing made to Government of Sindh by DISCOs (HESCO/SEPCO) & K-Electric to its legitimate bounds and to resolve all the allied issues.
The issue being complex in nature it was not that easy to resolve all of them at one go. Hence, these issues were taken up at a number of high level forums such as Government Adjuster, Government of Pakistan, Federal Minister Water & Power besides, Provincial Level. Hence, painstaking efforts of EM&RC and support of high ups, the backlog of outstanding dues upto July, 2016 were finally settled in the meeting between Honourable Chief Minister Sindh and the Federal Minister Water & Power, Govt. of Pakistan and the Ministry of Water & Power, Islamabad on 30th August 2016 and follow up meeting on 1st September 2016 and approved by Board of Directors of HESCO & SEPCO, the Provincial Cabinet Sindh dated 19.09.2016 and Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), Government of Pakistan dated 25.11.2016.
SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE-OUTSTANDING DUES OF DISCOs (HESCO & SEPCO)
Total billing of HESCO & SEPCO for the year July 2010 to July 2016 was Rs. 128.478 billion after reconciliation among HESCO, SEPCO and GoS. The Government of Sindh had to pay Rs.78.298 billion and Rs.50.18 billion were withdrawn, which was direct saving for Govt. of Sindh exchequer. GoS had already paid Rs. 50.90 billion to HESCO & SEPCO remaining amount Rs.27.398 billion was also paid by GoS to HESCO & SEPCO.
Monthly payment Rs. 1069.55 million (HESCO Rs.513.73 million & SEPCO Rs.555.82 million) as agreed w.e.f. August 2016 has also been paid to HESCO & SEPCO upto May 2017 and all electricity connections of Govt. of Sindh stand “Zero” upto May 2017 and “No Dues Certificate” have been received from HESCO & SEPCO.
EM&RC, Energy Department is striving hard and as per agreement 50% cost Rs.170.382 million for installation of AMR/AMI meters has been paid by GoS to HESCO and meters are being installed which will be completed soon. SEPCO has to start installation of AMR/AMI meters.