The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to bring awareness among the common masses about the importance of power supply and about the misuse of such advantage.
Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in a review meeting of the power development department said that the department has conducted 166134 inspections in the UT thereby imposing a penalty of Rs 15.03 Cr and making 133534 disconnections of erring customers till February this year. In addition the Department has recovered Rs Rs 54.92 Cr in the shape of arrears from both domestic and commercial consumers.
He exhorted upon the officers that the smart metering of all the urban areas of the UT should be completed by August this year. He asked them to establish dedicated enforcement teams in each circle to ensure proper monitoring and surveillance of the consumers.
As far as bringing efficiency in distribution system is concerned, the Department is going to implement the projects worth Rs 5641 Cr sanctioned by GoI under Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) to install the Smart meters to the tune of Rs 1046.71 Cr and carry out other loss reduction works to the tune of Rs 4595.20 Cr. The completion of these projects are going to greatly reduce the AT&C losses further thereby making additional energy available to the Department for providing 24×7 quality power supply to consumers across J&K.
Others who participated in the meeting physically or virtually included the MDs of KPDCL and JPDCL besides the Chief Engineers and other concerned officers of the Department.