Standard Testing Laboratory

Objective: In order to ensure the quality specification i.e. NABL standard in different electrical equipment used in electrification work in the State, Standard Testing Laboratory is established. All vital testing of electrical equipments have been carried out in STL.

Funds flow arrangement: In order to equip the Laboratory with ultra-modern technology, the Government of Odisha is providing budgetary support. During the year 2009-10, fund provision of 1.70 crore was allocated for the purpose and during the year 2010-11, 92.00 lakh has been provided. For the year 2011-12, a Plan of 1.50 crore was made for STL and a Plan proposal for 1.25 crore was kept for construction of STL buildings and 0.25 crore was kept provision for construction of Record Room. In the F.Y. 2013-14 a provision of 1.5 crore has been made. STL being a revenue yielding institute helping in collection of testing fees, charged on testing of equipment of third party the government is trying to furnish it with ultra-modern technology.

Implementation Status: Standard Testing Laboratory is operating under the administrative control of Chief Electrical Engineer-cum-PCEI, Odisha, Bhubaneswar in the office premises of EIC-Cum- PCEI(O). The Chief Electrical Inspector (T&D), Bhubaneswar is directly supervising the activities of STL being assisted by Dy. Electrical Inspector in charge of the function. The STL is testing the quality and the calibration of electrical equipment used by the customers for which it is charging testing fees. During the F.Y. 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 & 2013-14 STL could collect testing fees to the tune of 89.00, 92.67, 73.99, 67.43 & 64.85 lakh respectively. Thus, the STL is continuing its valuable service as well as contributing to the State exchequer.

Project Monitoring Mechanism: Standard Testing Laboratory is a State organization operating under the Energy Department. The EIC-Cum-PCEI, Odisha, Bhubaneswar is the administrative head. The direct supervision of the organization is under Chief Electrical Inspector, (T&D), Bhubaneswar. A Dy. Electrical Inspector is in charge of STL is to locate day to day effect of the organization.

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