Tag: Cesu

Are wires of Eastern Media Digital webbing around electric poles legally?

Bhubaneswar: Allegations of illegal wiring of cables by Eastern Media Digital Cable Company around Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) electricity poles and using electricity without permission in twin city have drawn flak from various quarters. As per OTV investigation, the cable service provider has neither signed any agreement with CESU nor taken permission to use […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BJP accuses Odisha govt of hatching conspiracy to sell CESU

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar today accused the State government of hatching a conspiracy to rope in India Power Corporation to take over Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU). Samantsinghar alleged that the State government received a kickback of Rs 1,000 crore as commission to generate funds for the assembly elections and lashed out at […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
CESU employees continue stir demanding grade pay hike

Bhubaneswar: The agitation of the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) staff under the banner of Odisha State Electricity Board (OSEB) Ministerial Employees Union near IDCO Tower in Bhubaneswar entered its fifth day on Tuesday. As per sources, the employees have been demanding a hike in grade pay from Rs 2530 to Rs 2830. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
OERC takes another shot at privatising debt-ridden Cesu

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), renewing its efforts to privatise Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (Cesu), substantial debts and arrears of the utility have emerged as biggest roadblocks as well as concerns. As the OERC issued a notification inviting bids to sell-off debt-ridden Cesu, the Electricity Consumer Association claimed that it […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
DA case: Vig raid on CESU manager

Bhubaneswar: The State vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids at five places associated with CESU Jobra manager Swadhin Gouda on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Till the filing of this report, the search operations were on at Gouda’s residential house in Bairagi Nagar of Laxmisagar, office in Cuttack, another […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha aims to cut discoms’ T&D losses to 30%

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today set a target of bringing down the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses of four distribution companies (discoms) to 30%. In a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary a decision was taken to limit the T&D losses of Cesu, Wesco, Nesco and Southco at 30% by next year from the current […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Gridco-CESU 'communication gap' leaves consumers reeling

Bhubaneswar: With the mercury level rising by the day, lack of coordination between Gridco and distribution company (discom) Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) resulted in long power cuts today making life miserable in much of coastal Odisha. The Gridco had issued an order to CESU for power cut in a ‘phased manner’, but CESU apparently […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Six-and-half hour power cut in two phases today

Bhubaneswar: With power generation breaking down in four units of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s Super Thermal Power Station (STPS) at Kahalgaon and five units at Farakka in West Bengal, there will be a six-and-half-hour power cut in two phases in Odisha on Tuesday. According to reports, the timing of power cut will be from […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Discoms in Rs 300 cr financial fudge

Bhubaneswar: In a startling revelation, an audit conducted by Grid Corporation of Odisha (Gridco) has revealed that transactions worth more than Rs 300 crore done by the Electricity department exist only on paper. The audit followed an exclusive report aired on OTV that unearthed a major bungling of public money to the tune of Rs […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Consumers cry foul over discom’s load declaration norm

The Odisha Electricity Consumers' Association has opposed the discom CESU’s decision to collect additional security amount from consumers in the name of load declaration

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
CESU employee electrocuted; irate locals set office on fire

Athgarh: Agitated locals in Athgarh area of Cuttack district ransacked the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa’s (CESU) divisional and sub-divisional offices and set them on fire after a employee of the utility was electrocuted to death. Even the irate locals attacked the police personnel who were trying to bring the situation under control. The […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
CESU quarters reel under neglect in Cuttack; govt indifferent

Cuttack: At first sight, the quarters of Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) colony in Cuttack would seem like ‘ghost house’ and the reason behind it are the dingy rooms, leaking terrace, broken doors and windows, stinking sanitary system and undergrowth in the buildings. Situated some 200 metres away from Badambadi in the Millennium city, the […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Crime Branch probe ordered into Dhenkanal elephant deaths

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the death of seven elephants due to electrocution near Kamalanga village under Sadar range in Dhenkanal district late on Friday night. Expressing deep concern over the incident, the CM further ordered the concerned authorities to take appropriate action in case of any […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
BJP targets Odisha govt opposing privatisation of CESU

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP again lambasted the Odisha government today and demanded cancellation of bidding process for involvement of private company to take over Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU). Alleging that the State is incurring maximum losses in power transmission and distribution, BJP state secretary Lekhashree Samantasinghar today stated that the Odisha government […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Sand smuggling racket busted in Puri

Puri: A joint team of police and officials of Puri district administration and Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU), busted an illegal sand smuggling racket operating in Puri town after conducting a raid at Sipasarubali area under Baliapanda late Thursday night. As many as 15 trucks, two JCBs and a Haiwa truck engaged in […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021