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HAVING A WORD: Vice-Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, H.P. Kincha (left), president of KEB Engineers Association L. Ravi and Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa at the 23rd Silver Jubilee Commemoration Lecture and the release of technical diary for 2010 in Bangalore on Wednesday.
HAVING A WORD: Vice-Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, H.P. Kincha (left), president of KEB Engineers Association L. Ravi and Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa at the 23rd Silver Jubilee Commemoration Lecture and the release of technical diary for 2010 in Bangalore on Wednesday.

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Minister unhappy over requests for transfer from engineers

BANGALORE: The State Government is thinking of a five-year fixed tenure at the place of first posting for engineers who will be recruited henceforth.

Minister for Energy K.S. Eshwarappa disclosed this at the KEB Engineers Association 23rd Silver Jubilee Commemoration Lecture here on Wednesday. The Minister expressed displeasure over requests for transfer from engineers. “The Government is not happy with engineers asking for transfer frequently,” he said. “In the new appointments of Junior Engineers, Assistant Engineers and Accounts Officers scheduled in January, we will try giving them their choice of place, on the condition that they stay there for the whole tenure of five years,” the Minister said and added that the request of giving priority to women engineers and officers for choice of appointment location would be considered.

He also said that appointment of linesmen and gangmen would be made permanent.

The commemoration lecture was delivered by H.P. Kincha, Vice-Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Prof. Kincha spoke about “Smart Power Grids in the Future”.

“We are looking at developing software infrastructure for smart power grids with the help of the Government of India,” said Mr. Kincha.

The technical diary for 2010 brought out by the association was released.

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