JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh on Tuesday directed the officers to put in place a well-devised mechanism by which requisite power is supplied to people, especially during summers, on account of 100 MW power which would be supplied as an additionality.
He also asked the officers to ensure that the schemes meant for augmenting power infrastructure in the state are completed in time, besides checking power pilferage and increasing the revenue collections. He also asked for checking the transmission and distribution losses.
“This would go a long way in making remarkable changes in the power sector in the state, besides also ensuring that round the clock supply of power is ensured to consumers,” he said speaking at a review meeting of Power Development Department (PDD) here on Tuesday.
Minister of state for Haj & Auqaf, Power and Revenue, Syed Farooq Ahmed Andrabi was also present, besides commissioner secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, DCP Power, chief engineers and other senior officers.
The Deputy CM said ‘’regular meetings should be held with the concerned executing agencies so that flagship schemes are completed in time”
He said that officers should synergise their efforts to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience and also called for putting in place a mechanism by which the damage to transformers is reduced and also ensuring their early replacement in case of damages.
Andrabi while speaking on the occasion called for taking necessary steps to ensure that helpline of PDD department is made more proactive so that the people can register their grievances.
“This would ensure that the necessary feedback is obtained about the problems confronting a particular area and immediate remedial measures are taken to address them,” he added.
He also called for extending the timeline of the amnesty scheme so that more consumers get benefited from it resulting in increase in the revenue collection. He also said that the power schedule of a particular area should be strictly adhered to, so that people do not face any inconvenience.
The meeting was told that an amount of Rs 1936 Cr has been collected as revenue from the consumers of the state which is 11.43 percent more than the preceding year. It was also given out that the works under RAPDRP in Jammu would be completed by end of the year.
The meeting was informed that six smart grids would be constructed in different parts of the state which would be then followed by installation of smart meters for ensuring effective metering of the consumers.