PSTCL Careers: Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd.

Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL), an entirely owned Government of Punjab undertaking, is a power transmission utility of the State of Punjab for transmission within the state. The Corporation discharges the functions of State Transmission Utility (STU) and also operates the State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC).

The Organization plays a vital role in the socio-economic growth of the State while fulfilling its duties and responsibilities as a transmission utility. While the Corporation is committed to having an efficient, cost-effective and co-ordinated intra-state transmission system for hassle-free flow of quality and uninterrupted power, it also has a responsibility as a responsible corporate citizen to address the social needs while executing and operating the state transmission system.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy to be pursued by the Corporation forms an overall business policy and is aligned with one of its Mission of pursuing holistic social responsibilities. The policy reaffirms the corporation’s commitment to its stakeholders to conduct business in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner that is transparent and ethical.


The Firm is devoted to the well-being of the local communities and the society at large along with discharging its statutory responsibilities under the Electricity Act, 2003 and the Rules framed within the act.

The emphasis of CSR initiatives is on terrestrial areas that are affected during the course of its work and setup which includes district, town or city where the Corporation’s offices including Grid Substations are located. Integrated community development that fills the gaps in the statutory resettlement and rehabilitation programmes of the government and to ensure the quality of lives of communities.

Education, including formal and informal education and vocational training that contribute towards sustained income generation and self-sufficiency.

Health as an integral component of better quality of life with special focus on women and girls.

Disaster Management including preparedness, capacity building as well as emergency response leveraging core competency of the Corporation in situations of disasters.

The approach of the corporation would be oriented to identify and formulate projects in response to felt societal needs in diverse areas falling in the geographic scope as mentioned above and to implement them with full involvement and commitment in a time bound manner.

Working methodology to achieve the required goals.

Providing rigorous and world class training to employees in order to prepare a highly skilled workforce.

Inclusive and unified community development.

Innovative solutions for environmental conservation.

Prioritization and all round integration of environmental and social issues into the planning, designing and implementation of infrastructure development.

Improved access to formal, informal and vocational education with a focus on the under privileged and marginalized communities.

Contribution to national and local efforts for relief/rehabilitation in times of natural disasters on a needs basis.

Development and promotion of sporting talent.

PSTCL CAREER:                                        

PSTCL Recruitment* Through GATE:

With respect to the past notifications released by PSTCL, it appoints candidates, from the fields of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, based on the marks scored by them in GATE examination for the post of On-training Assistant Engineer and Assistant Manager IT.

Once the result is declared for GATE, the shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in GATE are shortlisted for Interview. PSTCL produces the final merit list on the basis of the performance in both the GATE examination and the interview.

PSTCL usually hires 100 to 200 candidates through GATE every year. It shall recruit for the following job roles from the respective branches.

Electrical Engineering: Assistant Engineer (AE)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Assistant Engineer (AE)

Electronics and Communication Engineering: Assistant Engineer (AE)

Instrumentation and Control Engineering: Assistant Engineer (AE)

Civil Engineering: Assistant Engineer (AE)

Computer Science and Engineering: Assistant Manager (AM)

Information Technology: Assistant Manager (AM)

Assistant Engineer: Candidates selected at this post involve wide-ranging field work, design, infrastructure scrutiny and development of electricity lines and routes. PSTCL prefers candidates with extensive knowledge of practical application of electricity transmission infrastructure projects.

Assistant Manager: this role includes analysing real time information using software and databases through extensive research and recording of daily operations and inventory changes.

PSTCL Recruitment*

PSTCL pays fixed monthly stipend equivalent to lowest pay band to the trainees during the probation period with no Dearness Allowance (DA) and Grade Pay (GP). There is no annual increment during the probation period.

After the end of probation period, following is the salary structure:

Basic Pay: Rs. 16,650-39,100 Grade Pay: Rs. 5800 plus DA and Annual Increment Pension scheme and employer contribution

Cut-off Marks

The candidates need to obtain a minimum specified score in GATE i.e. a score greater than or equal to the qualifying marks set by the authorities in the branch (ME, EE, ECE, IN, CE, CS) papers.

Following is a predictive chart for understanding that where the candidate’s rank should fall in order to get selected in PSTCL:

  • GENERAL: AIR <300
  • OBC: AIR <500
  • SC/ST: AIR <1000


Based on the notification released by PSTCL, the eligibility criteria for PSTCL Assistant Engineer is as given below:

Candidate must have appeared in GATE paper of his/ her respective branch

Regular B. E/ B. Tech/ BSc.  with a minimum of 60 percent of total marks or equivalent degree recognized by AICTE.

Final year students are also eligible

Existing Age Limit: 27 to 30 years as on January 1, 2020

Candidates must have studied Punjabi language till Matriculation or its equivalent level.

Reservation of seats under different positions is applicable only to Punjab domicile candidates

To be treated as a Punjab domicile student, the candidate needs to produce a permanent residential certificate of Punjab.

Recruitment Process:

Based on previous selection process for PSTCL Assistant manager the process is as gollows:

GATE 2020 (80% weight): interested and eligible candidates need to appear in GATE 2020 in papers of their streams/branches. Students from Mechanical Engineering paper (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE) paper, Civil Engineer (CE) paper, Computer Science/ IT (CS) papers can apply for this post. Candidates should get a valid score in order to get shortlisted. Candidates need to get a score greater than or equal to the qualifying marks fixed by the GATE authorities to be shortlisted for the next round of recruitment.

Personal Interview (10% weight):

Encompasses questions such as

“What is your dream job?”

“Why do you want to join a PSU like PSTCL?”

“Where do you want to take your career in the next 5 years?”

“What are your strengths and weaknesses?”

Candidates also need to do a little research about the status of the company. One should know how it works, its projects and standing in the industry. Exceptional communication skills and English proficiency will give you an edge over others. So, working on these parameters will take you a long way in your career at PSTCL. Furthermore, the candidates should thoroughly deal with the core technical and academic concepts as they also enhance your capability to score high marks in GATE paper.

Above is all the information regarding PSTCL. We hope the information is helpful. If you would like to know anything more, please feel free to connect with us.  We hope all the students a very best of luck for their exams and we wish them the best of future.


* Note: This is not a job notification and you should not quote this 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. We post job notifications separately on our blog as and when the issuing authority publishes the same.


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