Stresses on reducing T&D losses, pilferage
JAMMU, JULY 14 – Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today asked the PDD authorities to work in close coordination and synergy with district administration to ensure fast tracking of reforms for effective implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and flagship programmes in letter and spirit so as to provide better public service delivery.
The Deputy CM said this while chairing a high level meeting with Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division and Engineers of Power Development Department (PDD).
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Commissioner Secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, IGP Jammu S D Singh Jamwal, Development Commissioner Power, Asgar Ali Majaz, Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division, SSPs, Chief Engineer PDD, Ashwani Gupta, Chief Engineer, Project Wing Jammu, Som Raj, SEs, Executive Engineers besides other senior officers of concerned department were present in the meeting.
Dr Nirmal Singh directed all the Deputy Commissioners to examine the detailed project reports for electrification of all households under different schemes and ensure that no habitation remains un-electrified. He also stressed on ensuring that the projects being implemented in the power sector are completed within the stipulated time frame and asked the concerned officers to regularly monitor the works on grounds so that set targets are optimally achieved.
He directed PDD to formulate a feeder wise schedule for keeping an effective check over theft of electricity in every feeder area in which officers and other local citizens should be involved. He further said that electricity theft is a challenge for department and social vigil is must for stopping the theft leading to electricity loses.
The Deputy Chief Minister directed the PDD authorities to conduct frequent field visits along with police and concerned district administration to keep a check on ‘hooking’ and other means of power theft adding that erring officer/official found indulging in wrong practices would have to face the music.
Dr Singh also asked the engineers to maintain a buffer stock of transformers in the central workshop.
The Dy CM was informed that 'Whatsapp' group of PDD officers in each district has been created to receive complaints and monitor the response to address public outcry. He asked the officers to give wide publicity of mobile numbers through media.
A call centre at Gladni Grid Sub Station has been made fully functional for operating 24X7 to address public grievances, Dy CM was further informed.