Age limit revised for MD NTDC

Sources from within the company have pointed out that traditionally no power distribution company (Disco) has ever specified the age limit and the purpose of specifying it for the post of MD NTDC is to exclude all the experienced general managers (GMs) out of the race.  The Senate Standing Committee on Power has directed the Power Division to reinstate the criteria for the appointment of Managing Director (MD) of National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC).While including the cut off age limit of 62 years instead of 58 years as given in the advertisement for hiring of new MD, the new hiring is still in process.  The Board has further instructed the Power Division to ask Board of Directors (BoD) of NTDC about the basis on which it had issued the advertisement with the age limit of 58 years. Moreover, the senior management of NTDC has also sought amendment in the advertisement through a letter to the Board, asking for changing/adding the category of Electric Engineering in Bachelor and Master’s degree besides enhancing the upper age limit of the applicants to 62 years. However, the cutting off the age limit to 58 years for new MD NTDC has raised many eyebrows within the power sector. There is no bar of age limit in Discos and NTDC, as they are governed by the Companies Ordinance.