PSPCL Careers: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited

It is a peer generating and distribution organisation of government of Punjab, PSPCL has played a vital role in implementing the vision of Punjab government for 24*7 uninterrupted power supply in Punjab.

A statutory body formed in 1959, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) works under the Electricity Supply Act.1948. In 2010, Govt. of Punjab unbundled Punjab State Electricity Board into two companies

  1. Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. (POWERCOM)
  2. Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd. (TRANSCO)

Power Plants of PSPCL

Thermal

  • Rajpura Thermal Power Plant, Rajpura. It is a Case-2 based most efficient and top of the MERIT order thermal power plant in Punjab, with power capacity of 1400 MW (700×2).
  • Talwandi Sabo Power Project, Mansa. It is the highest capacity thermal power plant in Punjab, with power capacity of 1980 MW (660×3).
  • Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, Bhatinda. It is a 460 MW (110×2 + 120×2 MW) coal-based thermal power plant.
  • Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant, Ropar. It is a 1260 MW (6×210 MW) coal-based thermal power plant.
  • Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Lehra Mohabbat, Bhatinda. It is a 920 MW (2×210 MW, 2×250 MW) coal-based thermal power plant.

Hydel

  • Ranjit Sagar Dam, 600 MW
  • Shanan Power House. It is a 110 MW hydro power plant.
  • Anandpur Sahib Hydel Channel, 134 MW
  • Mukerian Hydel, 207 MW
  • UBDC Hydroelectric Power House, 45 MW
  • Bhakra Nangal Project
  • Pong Dam Project
  • Dehar Power House
  • Thein Dam Project
  • Shahpur Kandi Project

Recruitment* in PSPCL

  1. Assistant Engineer

Based on the trend followed for recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, the post for assistant manager requires one to qualify the GATE examination.

Educational Qualifications:

Based on the past year’s trends, the education Qualifications required for Assistant Manager recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

S No. Post Educational Qualifications Pay scale
1. Assistant Engineer or Training Electrical (AE/OT (Electrical) Full-Time regular SEIB.Tech/ B.Sc. Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent degree ·· in respective discipline recognized by AICTE or AMIE in Electrical Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering with at least 60% marks.

₹16650-39100 Grade Pay ₹5800

2. Assistant Manager (IT Systems) Full-Time regular BEIB. Tech/B.Sc. Engineering in Comp. Science/IT with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent degree in respective discipline recognized by AICTE or Full-time regular MCA with at least 60% marks or Full-time regular Masters degree in IT with at least 60% marks. ₹16650-39100 Grade Pay ₹5800

The final year students too are allowed to apply for the posts given that they qualify the GATE examination and fulfill all the eligibility and educational criteria.

Age limit:

Based on the past year’s trends, the age limit required for Assistant Manager recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

The upper age limit for the post of Assistant Manager is 37 years and the lower limit is 20 years. However, special relaxation is provided to students of different categories.

SC: The age relaxation for SC category students is 5 years above the normal recruitment age.

Physically Handicapped: The age relaxation for PH category students is 10 years above the normal recruitment age.

For widow, women separated from Husband the upper age limit is 40 years.

For serving employees of PSPCL: The age relaxation for PSPCL employees category students is the number of years of service rendered in the organisation, above the normal recruitment age.

Some seats are also reserved for the domiciles of Punjab.

Knowledge of Punjabi: Based on the past year’s trends, for Assistant Manager recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited the Candidates must have learned Punjabi till matriculation or its equivalent level.

Selection Procedure: Based on the past year’s trends, the selection procedure followed for Assistant Manager recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

The selection for the post of Assistant Manager is done through GATE examination. The final merit will be formed based on the GATE score of all the candidates who have applied.

During the final recruitment, the candidates need to produce their original documents Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of their application.

Minimum Qualifying marks:

Based on the past year’s trends, the minimum qualifying marks required for Assistant Manager recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

The minimum qualifying marks for each post for various category students is as follows:

AE/OT (Electrical)

S No. Category Marks
1. General 39.6
2. General (EWS) 35.6
3. Ex-Servicemen 35.6
4. BC 35.6
5. Sports 35.6
6. Freedom Fighter 35.6
7. SC 26.4
8. PWD 26.4

AM/IT Systems

SNo. Category Marks
1. General 29.5
2. General (EWS) 26.6
3. Ex-Servicemen 26.6
4. BC 26.6
 5. 26.6 26.6
6. Freedom Fighter 26.6
7. SC 19.7
8. PWD 19.7

Training:

All the selected candidates will undergo training in Technical Training Institute PSPCL, Patiala, subsequent to which the allocation of final place f posting will be done.

Applying for the Assistant Manager post:

The candidates can apply for the post through PSPCL portal where the application is available. One must upload their photograph, signature and necessary data for final submission of the application.

Cut off for electrical

The cut off marks for assistant engineer is as given below:

S No. Category Cut off
1. Gen 63.56
2. OBC 56
3. SC/ST 53
4. PwD 41
5. Ex-servicemen 42.60
6. Sports person 40.56
  1. Assistant Lineman:

Educational Qualification:

Based on the past year’s trends, the education Qualifications required for Assistant Lineman recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is ITI who have completed Apprenticeship in the trade of Lineman and have experience in Electrical/ Wireman trade from any Registered factory/Registered firm/Registered Company/Registered Institute/A Class Contractor of Electrical/ Wireman.

Preference will be given to those candidates who have done Apprenticeship in PSPCL/ PSTCL or erstwhile PSEB. If above candidates are not available, the other candidates having Apprenticeship in the trade of Lineman from BBMB/any other State etc. will be considered.

Cut off: Based on the previous trends the minimum qualifying marks/ cut off marks for recruitment to the assistant lineman for Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is as follows:

General candidates: 75%

SC: 65%

ST: 63%

OBC: 70%

Age limit:

Based on the past year’s trends, the age limit required for Assistant Lineman recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

18 – 37 Years

Salary:

INR. 6,400 – INR 20,200/-Per Month

During the probation period to be mentioned in the offer of appointment or extended probation period whichever is more, newly appointed candidates shall be paid ‘Fixed Monthly Emoluments’ of initial pay only and will not include any Grade Pay, Dearness allowance, annual increment or any other allowance except the travelling allowance as per entitlement of the post held by such candidate. Since Assistant Lineman comes under the category of SemiSkilled workers, the ‘Fixed Monthly Emoluments’ for this post are comparatively less than the minimum wages fixed by Punjab Government Labour Department, Chandigarh.

Therefore, Assistant Lineman is entitled to monthly wages equivalent to minimum rates of wages applicable to the category of Semi-Skilled workers. However, in case of appointment of candidates already in service in PSPCL, their pay shall be protected if the ‘Fixed Monthly Emoluments’ in the offer of appointment are lower than the pay actually drawn by them on the post on which they hold lien. But they will not be given any increment or any other allowance except TA during the probation period. When the services of PSPCL employees are regularized in that case the period spent on probation by them shall not be treated to be time spent on such post. After the completion of a successful probation period, candidates shall be placed in a regular scale mentioned in Point No. 3 above.

  1. Junior engineer

Educational Qualifications: Based on the past year’s trends, the education Qualifications required for Junior Engineer recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

 Full time 3 or 4 years of diploma in the particular field from a university or institute recognised by the state/ central govt.

Passing Marks: Based on the past year’s trends, the passing marks required for Junior Engineer recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is 60% in the diploma.

Age limit: Based on the past year’s trends, the age limit required for Junior Engineer recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

The lower age limit for Junior engineer is 18 years and the upper age limit is 37 years. There is age relaxation for various category students:

For the SC and ST category students the age relaxation is 5 years.

Ex-servicemen: the age relaxation is equal to the number of years served in the military.

Physically disabled: the age relaxation is 10 years.

For widow, women separated from Husband the upper age limit is 40 years.

Language: Based on the past year’s trends, the recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited requires the candidate knowledge of Punjabi compulsory for all the posts.

Salary: 10900-34800, Rs. 5350 Grade pay.

Selection procedure: Based on the past year’s trends, the selection procedure required for Junior Engineer recruitment in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited is:

 The candidates are selected on the basis of examination conducted by the PSPCL.

 

SNo. Examination Number of Questions
1. Questions related to the discipline applied. 70
2. General knowledge 10
3. Reasoning 10
4. English 10
Total questions 100

 For the general category, qualifying marks is 45% and for the reserved class the qualifying marks is 35%.

Procedure

Every correct answer will earn marks and every wrong answer will have negative marking which will be ¼ of the marks for correct answer.

The examination will be conducted in various shifts asked on which normalisation will be done while preparing final merit list.

Training: All the selected candidates will undergo a training in Technical Training Institute PSPCL, Patiala, subsequent to which the allocation of final place f posting will be done.

The examination will be conducted in various shifts.

Merit will be prepared based on the examination conducted and the final document verification will be done thereafter.

Conclusion

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited in the current year 2019, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited has commissioned 23 sub stations by way of erecting 8 new sub stations and 15 by addition of capacity and augmenting of old sub stations and 112 kilometres 66 kV lines were also added to existing transmission system with a cost of about rupees 105 crores out of this 45 crores spent for the construction of new sub stations in the state.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited with a vision to be vibrant, responsive and self reliant aims to provide its employee the best at atmosphere for growth and learning. If you are interested in the organisation you can apply through its portal.

In case of any more queries regarding PSPCL please feel free to write to us.

* Note: This is not a job notification and should not be treated or quoted as the same. The purpose of this article is to give the aspirants a detailed knowledge about the organization, the various job profiles and the procedure of recruitment. Job notifications are posted separately on our blog as and when they are published by the issuing authority.

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