Haryana

HARYANA DETECTS 30 THOUSANDS CASE OF THEFT IMPOSED PENALITY OF RS. 97 CRORES

July 21, 2017 04:42 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

As a result of an intensive campaign being launched by the Power Utilities in Haryana to keep a check on theft of power, as many as 30,000 cases of power theft has been detected during the last three months in which a penalty of Rs 97 crore has been imposed.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Power Utilities said that the Utilities have achieved a huge success by reducing the line losses by five per cent during last one year. As a result of this, the consumers paying bills regularly are getting the benefit in terms of concession in electricity bills.

Power Utilities have achieved a huge success by reducing the line losses by five per cent during last one year. As a result of this, the consumers paying bills regularly are getting the benefit in terms of concession in electricity bills.

The spokesman said that the campaign against power theft has proved to be successful due to the active support of people and employees and officers of the Utilities. He said that while on one hand the officers of Power Utilities and Vigilance were conducing regular raids throughout the State, on the other hand people were also giving their cooperation in eliminating this practice by giving information about the power theft.
He said that the people in Haryana are quite vigilant regarding energy efficiency and giving their wholehearted cooperation in the Ujala Scheme of the Central Government. As a result of this, the demand for electricity has been reduced upto 200 MW as compared to previous year. He said that Power Utilities have made a significant reduction in the Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) from September last. The FSA has been reduced by 37 paisa per unit from September 1, 2016, by 40-60 paisa per unit from April 1, 2017 and by 28 paisa per unit from July 1, 2017.

He said that those domestic consumers who are contributing in power conservation through proper utilization of electricity and consume only 150 units in a month have already been given benefit of 75 paisa in FSA from September last. Apart from this, they have also been given additional concession of 28 paisa per unit from July 1. As compared to July 2016, these consumers were being provided Rs 1.09 cheaper electricity.

He said that similarly, domestic consumers having monthly consumption of 150 upto 500 units have been given concession of about 80 paisa per unit in FSA during last nine months. From July onwards this year, they would get additional concession of 3 paisa per unit. As a result of this, these consumers were getting 83 paisa per unit cheaper electricity as compared to previous year. Besides, domestic consumers with monthly electricity consumption of more than 500 units have been given concession of 90 paisa per unit in FSA during the last nine months. Therefore, these consumers were also getting relief of 83 paisa as compared to last year.

He said that the heavy electricity users have also got huge relief during the previous year. While the domestic consumers with electricity load of more than two kilowatt have been given relief of Rs 15 in Monthly Minimum Charges, the commercial consumers have been given relief of Rs 10 per kilowatt in fixed charges. He said that all consumers are getting relief of about 80 to 90 paisa per unit from September last and they would get additional relief with further reduction in FSA from December.  He said that people have been appealed to give immediate information to the officers of Utilities about the power theft. The name of the person giving information would be kept secret, he added.

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