JAMMU- The Power Development Department, Jammu has registered a revenue collection of Rs. 61373.138 lakhs from the consumers of Jammu Division till ending December 2012 .
It was given out in a high level PDD Officers meeting held here yesterday, convened to review the status of power tariff collection besides physical and financial achievements on the ongoing power infrastructure work taken up under flagship programmes and state plan in the region.
The Minister of State for Power, CA&PD and Transport, Mr. Shabir Ahmed Khan chaired the meeting.
Principal Secretary, Mr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Secretary Technical, Mr. Asgar Ali Majaz, Power Development Commissioner, Mr. M.A Salroo, Chief Engineers, Superintending Engineers besides other senior officers of various wings of the department attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that 32187 new connections have been registered in the region during last eight month of current fiscal taking the total number to 641278, while 1340.830 MW electricity is being provided to the consumers of the division this year against last years load of 1064.037 MWs.
It was also informed that the department checking squads have made 29131 inspections across the division to check illegal connection and power pilferage and imposed a fine of Rs. 711.807 lakhs against which Rs. 506.412 lacs have been recovered from the violators till November.
The meeting was also informed that electricity charges of Rs. 10200.298 lakhs were recovered from various government departments till October 2012 . It was further disclosed that 45965 applications were received for revision of load against which 110104.196 KWs load was added in the division.
The meeting was also told that an amount of Rs. 1907.72 lacs is needed for complete metering in the 11 towns of Jammu division and till date 163454 electric meters have been installed under R-APDRP.
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