Another PSU recruitment through GATE 2020 notification is out. This time it is by WBSEDCL, or the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited. WBSEDCL recruitment through GATE 2020 will be done for two paper codes – EE (electrical), and CE (civil).
WBSEDCL has over 1.9 crore consumers, 13,000+ employees, 5 zonal offices, 20 regional officers, 74 divisional offices, 521 customer care centres, and 634 sub stations.
The company has announced that it will release online application form at wbsedcl.in after admit card of GATE 2020 is released, in January 2020. Thereafter the Assistant Engineer post will be filled on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering scores only of the upcoming GATE exam. Scores of GATE 2019 or previous ones will not be accepted.
Educational qualification requirement is BE or B.Tech or B.Sc engineering degree. At WBSEDCL, AE electrical will be those with degree in electrical engineering, electrical and electronics, power engineering. Also B.Sc H in physics with 3 years B.Tech electrical engineering will be eligible. Whereas AE civil will be those with background in civil engineering, or construction engineering.
Further, the applicants need to be between the age group of 18-27 years as on January 1, 2019. While OBC (A) and OBC (B) category candidates will be given an age relaxation of 3 years, SC/ST candidates will be given an age relaxation of 5 years and 10 years for those under PwD category. The reserved category candidates need to have a domicile of West Bengal state, to avail the reservation benefits.
The candidates who are to appear in their final year of engineering degree can also apply for WBSEDCL recruitment 2020 subject to the fulfillment of the minimum eligibility criteria. WBSEDCL has also allowed degrees obtained through open university or distance learning mode duly recognized by the authority.
Assistant Engineers at the company shall be eligible to be in the pay band Rs 15,600 – Rs 39,100 and grade pay Rs 5,400.
WBSEDCL is one of the several PSUs that is accepting GATE exam scores for the purpose of recruitment. Whereas IITs conduct the GATE exam primarily for ME/M.Tech admissions to their institutes, even NITs and IIITs use GATE scores only for PG admissions. In the last decade Public Sector Undertakings have started using the same for recruitment to relevant posts. Assistant engineers, graduate trainees, and such posts in good pay scale are opened in several companies like IOCL, POSOCO, GAIL India and several more.
The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL), a state PSU, is a Govt. of West Bengal enterprise. Its office is at Vidyut Bhavan, Block-DJ, Sector-II,Bidhananagar,Kolkata-91. The company operates in a command area of around 97% of the total area of West Bengal and serves more than 1.9 crores, while reaching an annual turnover of more than ₹ 21,587 crores in 2018-19. With the availability of online application for the recruitment, WBSEDCL will also inform process of recruitment through GATE 2020.