Dy CM for curbing power pilferage

Stresses on accelerating revenue realization

Poonch: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said transforming image of the Power Development Department (PDD) by improving revenue realization and reducing power thefts and pilferage besides other corrective measures is the top priority of the government for which a fool-proof system is being put in place.

Speaking at a meeting of officers of Power Development Department at Dak Bunglow Poonch, the Deputy Chief Minister impressed upon the officers to come up with innovative suggestions to improve the functioning of department. He asked them to work in a coordinated manner to achieve the targets and said for revitalizing the department dedicated and performing officers will be rewarded and non-performers punished.

The Minister for Transport, Choudhary Abdul Ghani Kohli was also present in the meeting.

The Deputy Chief Minister directed the concerned officers to constitute inspection squads comprising officials from Civil and Police administration besides officers from PDD to conduct extensive inspections to check power theft and transmission & distribution losses.

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