A surprise check was conducted on Monday at the office of Punjab state power corporation limited (PSPCL) in which 32% of the senior officers and 20% of the other employees were found absent from duties. Surprise check was conducted by Chief Engineer Rachpal Singh along with technical audit team.
The team went inside the central zone office located on Ferozepur road and was surprised to see mass absentism. The team reached around 9.15 am while the office starts at 9am. Even in the past as well, it has come to the notice that employees and officers reach late due to which public dealing suffers. Rachpal Singh said that a team was formed last night to assist in surprise checking, but they were not told the purpose till Monday.
The absent staff percentage opens loop holes of the department.