Electrical advisor, chief electric inspector’s offices get own building

Office of the Electrical Advisor and Chief Electric Inspector, under ministry of power, energy and mineral resources, has started work its own building at 25, new eskaton in Dhaka.

 State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid inaugurated the new office building on Tuesday night. 

Nasrul Hamid said, “Electricity Licensing Board is an important office of the power sector. More skilled manpower are essential for the office. Today the agency starts its new journey. I hope it will serve better in days to come.’

“We want to introduce automation system in power sector. We have a plan to use internet on things (IoT),” he added. 

Among others Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, Senior Secretary of Power Division, Mohammad Bazlur Rahman, Chief Electric Inspector and Additional Secretary, Atowar Rahman, Secretary of Electricity Licensing Board also spoke at the ceremony.

An official said Electricity Licensing Board is an important government agency of the Power Division.  It is the only non-tax revenue earning office of the Power Division. Since its inception the office has been operating from a rented building in different places. The office continued its operations in the tin- shed house at the Secretariat for sometime after the independence. And it has been operating in a rented house at Topkhana road in the capital since 1977.

On 30 June 2015, a proposal was sent to the Prime Minister to build a permanent office of the government organisation. The Prime Minister approved the proposal on March 2, 2016. 

Official said it’s operation will execute form existing and new building. Two more floors will be completed soon in the new building. Already a tender has been floated for this job. After completing the construction work of the two floors, the whole activities of the office will run from here.