Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MAHATRANSCO) is an entirely owned commodity of the Govt. of Maharashtra. It was included under the Companies Act, after the rearrangement and reorganisation of the erstwhile MSEB (Maharashtra State Electricity Board). This was done for the conveyance of electricity from its place of Generation to the point of Distribution.
It has the complete control of Maharashtra’s Electric Power Transmission System. MAHATRANSCO has an operating capability of 39871 Circuit KM of transmission lines and 559 EHV Substation which together have 89178 MVA transformation capability. The huge network of electricity transmission infrastructure covers almost all of the inter-regional electric power transmission system and a large part of the intra region electricity transmission as well. MSETCL had a turnover of Rs.3968.35/- cores in the year 2017-18.
The uniqueness of the company lies in the fact that it is the only power utility in the state sector that owns HVDC lines. It operates a 752 km long, 1500 MW, 500 KV bi-polar HVDC line from Chandrapur to Padghe. This is a milestone achievement as electric power is generated in east Maharashtra, due to abundance of coal, but, the bulk use of power is in the western part of Maharashtra in cities like Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. The HDVC lines enable power transmission without loss. Consequently, the power transmitted to Padghe is near about the same as that generated at Chandrapur.
The centre for load dispatch is the main centre from where monitoring of operation and control of the power system. SLDC Kalwa situated near Mumbai is entirely computer controlled and has modern technical facilities. Mahatransco also owns a Load Dispatch centre in Ambazari situated near Nagpur.
Future vision of MAHATRANSCO
With a huge population and on-going development, the demand of electricity supply has been ever increasing in India. And Maharashtra being one of the largest state has a major share in the demand of power supply. MAHATRANSCO is responsible for the power supply covering a major part of Maharashtra. To meet the inflated demand in future, MAHATRANSCO keeps coming up with new projects and innovative ideas. It has recently implemented a robust expansion plan to meet the evacuation and grid strengthening needs of the future. The company has adopted the method of predictive maintenance where it takes measures to rectify any upcoming problems in transmission or generation. This ensures unhindered transmission of electricity.
To set up an intensive communication network with the use of already existing infrastructure, an Optic Fibre communication system of about 2801 km has been installed and some work is still going on the system. It has also made experimental use of unmanned remotely controlled substations at two locations and GIS substations at Bhandup and Hinjewadi. In order to generate capital for its projects and avoid the burden of interests on loans, it has planned to launch an IPO. It has commenced an aspiring task of founding of a 765 KV substation at Aurangabad. The State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) at Kalwa and Ambazari are also being reconditioned and updated.
Training at MAHATRANSCO
The Organisation has assumed the National Training Policy and has founded Training Epicentres at 7 different sites which are close to respective head offices of the zone. These centres instruct and train present and potential employees on Technical, Soft skills and safety under the scrutiny of HR/Training Department. It has lately established a Technical Training Centre – the Power System Learning Centre – at Aurangabad where employees are trained on numerous power system security and equipment testing. Also, the Company obtained the “Special Commendation National Award 2011” for Ground-breaking Training Practices from the Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi.
Life at Mahatransco
Duties, experiences and pay scales of employees vary differently according to their post and job role. Following are a few advantages of a job as an engineer (executive engineer, assistant engineer) at MAHARASTRA STATE ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY LIMITED:
- The working hours are quite convenient for employees with mostly static working shifts. Night shift duties are less prevalent and only in case of any malfunction or problem, people from a few selective departments may have to visit or stay for the night shifts.
- Serious and health damaging pollution is not present here. The pollution levels are quite low and there is a safe working environment for the employees.
- The job as an executive engineer provides a good deal of authority overwork. They are in the commanding position and play a major role in the execution of any project. They can also instruct and guide the contractors under them. Assistant engineers also hold authority in some aspects.
- One can enhance leadership and interpersonal skills in this position and also gets a lot of respect from other workers. There is a healthy working environment.
- Engineers (specially from electrical department) get to learn a lot on the technical front as most of the job responsibilities are purely technical.
- Most of the substations are located in the outskirts of city due to the requirement of a large area. So one gets a chance to live in naturally beautiful and peaceful places along with the fulfillment of all basic and other needs.
- The workload is substantially low and an employee can enjoy a healthy work life balance and also find time for hobbies and studies.
- The pay scale is also good and the engineer in MAHATRANSCO get a handsome salary along with many perks like one-time bonus, reimbursement of various travel and other expenses, medical coverage, etc.
Pay scale for Assistant Engineer: INR 19,110/- to INR 46,320/- Per Month
Pay scale for Executive Engineer: INR 31,725/- to INR 68,295/- Per Month
Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited offers jobs at various posts and designations. Fresh graduates as well as experienced people from engineering and other non-technical backgrounds can join the organisation for different job roles. An employee of this organisation gets all the benefits of a government job as MAHATRANSCO is under the ownership of Govt. of Maharashtra.
In case an engineering graduate wants to join MAHATRANSCO, he/she can join at the post of assistant engineer, junior engineer and executive engineer. The company also releases notifications for other technical and non-technical staffs as per its requirement. One needs to stay updated about new vacancies in order to fill up the form and appear for the recruitment process. One needs to register and apply by filling up important details like name, educational qualification, work experience, etc.
To apply for the post of AE (Assistant Engineer) and EE (Executive Engineer), till the past year one could appear in the exam conducted by MAHATRANSCO for recruitment at the respective posts.
Based on previous year data the selection was based on s written test. The candidates have to go through a written exam and an interview and secure a required cut off marks in both the exams as well as an overall cut off in order to get selected. The written exam is conducted by the organisation to assess the technical knowledge of the candidate whereas in the interview, the knowledge and soft skills of the candidate are assessed as a whole. Once, the candidates are selected, they undergo a probation or a training period and are finally posted in their respective job roles after the successful completion of training.
REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS for Assistant Engineer
At the time of filling the form, the candidate must have completed graduation (B.E./B.Tech) from a recognised (AICTE approved) university and should also be able to produce degree completion certificate as and when required.
AGE LIMIT (based on previous year notification)
Based on their previous data of recruitment the age limit for MAHATRANSCO is as follows:
SC/ ST (Male/ Female): 42 years.
UR(Female) & OBC (Male, Female): 40 years.
UR(Male): 37 years
For the form of Assistant Engineer:
For All Others: 700/-
Recruitment through GATE (based on previous year data)
The MSETCL/Mahatransco also recruits entry level engineers specifically Assistant Engineers in Electrical and Civil Disciplines based on the score of Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE). Eligible Engineering graduates firstly need to apply for GATE (GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST ENGINEERING) examination online and secure a required cut off marks as set by MAHATRANSCO for appearing in its recruitment process. The various details of vacancies, dates of commencement and closure of online registration of applications for MSETCL are notified independently on MAHATRANSCO’s official website
For GATE 2020 exam schedule, the candidates need to check GATE Notification published on the official website.
The eligibility and qualification for appearing in the GATE exam is mentioned on the same.
Based on previous year data, the selection of the candidates is based on the marks obtained in GATE examination and Personal Interview and the weightage is divided in the ratio 80:20 with 80% weightage of GATE marks and 20% weightage on personal interview respectively.
Branches eligible for MAHATRANSCO via GATE:
Based on the recruitment done by MAHATRANSCO in the previous year, the eligible branches for recruitment through GATE are: Civil, Electrical
Based on the recruitment done by MAHATRANSCO in the previous year, the Education Qualifications required for recruitment through GATE is:
Engineering graduate (B.E./B.Tech in Civil/Electrical) branches from a recognized university/institute
We hope this article helps you in knowing all about Mahatransco. Please comment below if you have any more queries.
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