Power, Energy and Mineral Resource Ministry has appointed 24 more 'Focal Point Officials (FPOs)' to ensure uninterrupted power and gas supply during the countrywide holidays declared by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
With addition of the officials to the previously appointed four, now the total number of FOPs now stands at 28. Half of them will work as FPOs and remaining as Alternative Focal Point Officials (AFPOs).
Power and electricity consumers can anytime communicate with the FPOs and AFPOs who will cooperate and inform on power and electricity supply-related matters.
Of the newly-appointed 12 FPOs, six are from Power Division and others from Energy and Mineral Resources Division.
Power Division’s newly-appointed FPOs and AFPOs are -- Maniruzzaman (chief staff officer to PDB chairman) mobile-01819-237071; Saiful Islam Azad, secretary of PDB, mobile-01755-527938; Mukul Hossain, director (management and operation) of REB, mobile-01711-440774; Md Abdul Hai, director of REB, mobile-01769-224335, AKM Mohiuddin, chief engineer of Desco, east zone, mobile-01713-024058; Zakir Hossain, chief engineer of Desco, mobile - 01713-090590; Jayonta Kumar Sikder, executive director of DPDC, mobile 01730-335025; ATM Harunur Rashid , executive director, DPDC, mobile -01730-335079; Abdur Rashid, chief engineer of Norther Electricity Supply Company, mobile - 01755-582300; Rezaul Karim, chief engineer, Northern Electricity Supply Company, mobile- 01715-041240; Ruhul Amin, executive director of West Zone Power Distribution Company, mobile-01711-297969 and Mosharraf Hossain, executive director, West Zone Power Distribution Company, mobile - 01700-709716.
The Energy and Mineral Resources Division’s FPOs and AFPOs are Titas Gas managing director Ali Mohammad Al Mamun, mobile- 01713-012794 and general manager Monir Hossain, mobile-01939-921020; Karnaphuli Gas managing director Khayez Ahmed Majumder, mobile - 01730-728424; and general manager Sarwar Hossain, mobile - 01730-728416; Pashchimanchal Gas managing director Md Abdul Patwari, mobile - 01713-017401 and general manager Imamuddin Sheikh, mobile - 01711-800521; Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Director Sayed Mehedi Hasan, mobile - 01755-587621 and secretary Kazi Mohammad Hasan, mobile-01755-587624; Bakhrabad Gas managing director Shahinur Islam, mobile- 01711-819311 and director general Abul Bashar, mobile 01770-791437; Jalalabad Gas managing director Md Shariful Islam, mobile - 01730-096098, and director general Abdul Mamin, mobile-01730-312073.
The previously appointed FPOs of the Energy and Mineral Resources Division are Additional Secretary (admin) Mostafa Kalam (mobile-01711-942022) and Deputy Secretary (budget) Farhana Rahman (mobile - 01712872073). They deal with gas and energy-related matters.
The previously appointed FPOs of the Power Division are Additional Secretary (coordination) Humayun Kabir (mobile - 01777-190917) and Joint Secretary Rezwanur Rahman (mobile - 01711-905891) who will deal with electricity supply-related matters.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid directed for appointing the FPOs to ensure uninterrupted power and energy supply across the country during the holidays.
“Power and gas consumers are members of our family. So, it’s our duty to address their compliants and provide safety in this period of time,” he told the officials while giving instructions on different issues at a meeting at the ministry.
He asked the officials to take some measures for consumers using prepaid metres like exemption of surcharge.