• Power ministry special secretary may get REC’s charge too

    Power ministry special secretary BP Pandey is likely to get additional charge of state-run Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), which drives the government’s flagship household electrification programme.

    Pandey will take over from Rajeev Sharma, who on Saturday became chairman and managing director of Power Finance Corporation.

    An announcement giving Pandey additional charge of REC is likely to be made on Monday, sources in the power ministry said.

    The development comes at a time when the government has decided to step up its electrification drive that aims to provide electricity connections to all Indian citizens by December 2018 and make power available 24×7 to all by March 2019, ahead of the earlier target of March 2022. Quinton Spain Authentic Jersey

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