UP Power Company Ltd (UPPCL) chairman Ashish Kumar Goel on Wednesday directed engineers to make sure that folks received a new electrical energy connection within a particular time restrict of 1 week from the day they utilized for and accomplished formalities.
Holding a assembly right here within the Shakti Bhawan he stated offering a power connection to all was the company’s coverage. “If a junior engineer or a sub-divisional officer feels a power connection can’t be given for a sure purpose, he should clarify the identical to the chief engineer involved who will guarantee additional motion,” he stated. “Work with the mindset that you’ve to give the connection,” he added.
Stating that there isn’t a provision issuing an estimate to a client demanding a power connection within 40-metre distance from the pole and up to 50 kw connection load, Goel requested officers to guarantee strict compliance of this rule.
Underlining the necessity for recovering the income equal to the price of power provide, he stated all efforts needs to be made to difficulty solely right payments to shoppers and substitute faulty meters as rapidly as doable.
The chairman additional stated a swift motion needs to be taken on zero-unit payments, low-consumption payments, adverse payments and high-value payments each month instantly after the grasp information was acquired.
He stated shoppers needs to be inspired and skilled to pay their payments on-line. Goel additionally stated JEs needs to be made chargeable for restoration of dues up to ₹10,000, SDO for ₹10,000 to ₹1 lakh, govt engineer for ₹5 lakh to ₹10 lakh and superintending engineers for dues above ₹10 lakh.
UP Rajya Vidyut Upbhokta Parishad chairman Avdhesh Kumar Verma alleged that buyers in lots of rural areas had been being billed on the city fee within the identify of elevated provide hours there.
“Inflated payments have been issued to rural shoppers in Mainpuri,” he stated giving an instance and demanded the UPPCL to refund the surplus quantity recovered from shoppers. “The UP Electrical energy Regulatory Fee has already dominated that rural shoppers can’t be charged at city fee until the feeder that provides power to them is said an city feeder,” Verma identified.