Ministry of Power

Central Electricity Authority to honour the nation’s frontline power sector workers; fourth edition of Lineman Diwas to be celebrated on March 4, 2024

Posted On: 27 FEB 2024 3:02PM by PIB Delhi

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power is organizing the celebration of the fourth edition of 'Lineman Diwas', in New Delhi on March 4, 2024. The day is being celebrated in order to recognize the tireless dedication and service of the linemen and ground maintenance staff who form the backbone of electricity distribution across the length and breadth of the nation. The theme for the fourth edition of the celebration, which is being held in collaboration with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL), is ‘Seva, Suraksha, Swabhiman’, which acknowledges the selfless service of linemen across the country.

The CEA aims to establish celebration of a dedicated day as 'Lineman Diwas' as a nationwide tradition across the country for all state and private transmission and distribution companies.

For the fourth edition on March 4, linemen from more than 100 transmission and distribution companies from different parts of India, including Gujarat, Odisha, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, and other states too have been invited to participate. The event is expected to be a great morale-booster for the frontline workers of the power sector. Linemen will get an opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and views with officials in a candid interaction at the national event. The Diwas also provides an effective platform where the exchange of ideas and sharing of safety best practices by various participants would contribute to collective learning.

Speaking about the contribution of linemen, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority & Ex-Officio Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Power, Shri Ghanshyam Prasad said that Lineman Diwas is a testament to their invaluable role in powering the nation to a brighter future. “Linemen have been meticulously ensuring timely actions on emergency calls for quick restoration of power supply, repairing and maintenance of power lines, disconnected wires, electrical failures and providing new connections, etc. Central Electricity Authority takes great pride in partnering with Tata Power-DDL to honour the indispensable contributions of linemen. Together, we stand united in celebrating the dedication and resilience of these frontline heroes who work tirelessly to ensure the seamless functioning of our nation's power infrastructure. Their unwavering commitment to service embodies the spirit of progress and prosperity, making Lineman Diwas a testament to their invaluable role in powering India's journey towards a brighter future.”

Commenting on the unique initiative, CEO, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, Shri Ganesh Srinivasan said: “We strongly believe that the dedicated efforts put in by the Linemen deserve acknowledgement and appreciation, not just from their sector but from the customers as well. Over the years, Lineman Diwas has gained national importance, with more and more transcos and discoms joining hands to make this day special for the Linemen staff. It is paramount that we ensure the safety and well-being of these frontline workers, who serve our communities."

Lineman Diwas is being celebrated since 2021, with subsequent chapters having been held in 2022 and 2023. The fourth edition promises to continue the tradition of honouring linemen for their invaluable contributions to power distribution.


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