Over Rs 180000 fine imposed in drive against illegal power connections in Rajouri

Published at July 18, 2017 12:40 AM 0Comment(s)1174views


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JammuThe district administration of Rajouri imposed a fine of over Rs 180000 against the persons found guilty of t power theft, illegal connections and unauthorized power.

In a statement, an official said that for third day a fine of Rs 182,488 has been realized during the drive in 299 inspections conducted by the Power department in various sub-divisions cumulatively.
“Apart from this, 130 power connections have been regularised involving a load of 95.05 KW. On third day of drive 35 inspections were conducted, Rs 44,960 fine realised and 24 connections involving 15.65 KW load were regularised. Highest fine of Rs 20,000 was realised in Koteranka sub-division followed by Rajouri-I (Rs 14,100), Rajouri-II (Rs 8560), Sunderbani (Rs 2000) and Nowshera (Rs 300). Pertinently a fine of Rs 1,37,528 was imposed on Sunday 16th July during the drive,” he added.
He added that field officials of power department also disconnected atleast 7 connections of illegal welding shops operating in residential area. “After initial advisory issued by district administration against illegal connections and power thefts stringent action including registration of FIRs is likely to follow,” he added.

He said that the drive against power theft and illegal connection has been started in order to provide rational power supply to genuine consumers paying power tariff. “It was noted that a large number of illegal commercial and private connections have been operating leading to unscheduled power cuts and low voltage problem. Power department has been directed to continue the drive for a greater relief to general public.”
He said that a daily feedback and performance reporting system for every sub-division has been established to monitor the performance of field officials and also monitoring the improvement in power supply scenario. “Two transformers were also replaced during the day and department has been assigned the task of replacing 20 damaged transformers this week.”
He said that transformers in district are now being replaced on first-come-first-served basis and daily damage and replacement report is maintained and monitored by the office of District Development Commissioner. “District Administration is also working on replacement of 91 transformers of RGGVY damaged more than a year back,” he claimed.
Tassaduq Mufti seeks extension of POPSK services for Pir Panchal, Chenab Valley
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Jammu: Coordinator Chief Minister's Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti, Monday said that Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) services should be extended to Pir-Panchal region and Chenab Valley for hassle-free delivery of passport related services to the inhabitants of these areas.
According to an official spokesman, Mufti expressed happiness that Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in collaboration with the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) as Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) to ensure wider coverage in the various Districts of Leh, Udhampur, Anantnag, Baramulla and Kathua of the State.
He said that several deputations from Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal region had approached him demanding that similar facilities be provided to their respective areas as they are facing difficulties due to the remoteness of the area and difficult terrain in the delivery of passport related services.
The Coordination CM’s Grievance Cell asked the Regional Passport Officer Jammu that a case should be formulated and forwarded to the higher authorities in the MEA, Government of India for necessary sanction in this regard, the official said.

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