State utilities company STELCO has created and announced 26 new positions despite president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s request not to do so during the process of transitioning into a new government.
A circular signed by STELCO’s Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Thohoor was released on October 4, which stated that the positions created under the new policy will make the company more efficient and improve its services.
According to the circular, the organizational structure policy created by the company to make it more efficient and improve services was published last September.
The 12 administrative positions include Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, General Manager, Chief Internal Auditor, Quality Assurance and Safety Management Officer, Chief Accountant, Senior Service Manager, Service Manager, Deputy Service Manager, Assistant Service Manager, Administrative Officer, and Administrative Assistant.
The 14 technical positions created by the company are Chief Superintendent Engineer, Chief Technical Officer, Technical Superintendent, Superintendent Engineer, Chief Electrical/Mechanical Engineer, Senior Service Engineer, Service Engineer, Assistant Service Engineer, Senior Service Supervisor, Service Supervisor, Senior Support Assistant, Junior Support Assistant, Senior Station Supervisor, and Senior Engine Operator.
The circular, announcing the 26 new positions, signed by the company CEO had also been put up on STELCO’s noticeboard.
Meanwhile, less than a week back, STELCO’s CEO had stated that the company’s debt will amount to MVR 5 billion by the end of the year. The company’s Chief Executive Officer has also stated that their biggest challenge is the company’s debt and that there is a need for immediate action to solve this issue.
President-elect Solih has requested the government not to make drastic changes by hiring, dismissing or promoting staff, when there is a transitioning of power taking place. He also requested the finance minister not to begin new projects, take any loans under the state’s name or put the state at financial risk.