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CMD PSPCL issues instructions to check theft of power in the Punjab

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited

Public Relations Office

Press Note, Patiala July 29,2020

CMD PSPCL Shri A.Venu Prasad said that strict instructions have been issued to distribution and enforcement officers to check the theft of electricity in the state and said that corruption in any shape and form will not be tolerated .

Shri A.Venu Prasad disclosed that PSPCL has imposed a penalty of Rs. 16,84,984/- for theft of electricity (Excluding Compounding Fee of Rs. 49,238/-) and also charged Rs. 1,79,638/- for excess load to a Printing Press running under sub-division distribution commercial-2, Bathinda.

CMD said that the consumer was indulging in power theft. An F.I.R under Electricity Act 2003 has been registered by Anti Power Theft Police Station, Bathinda against the defaulter consumer.

He also said that the enforcement squad, Bathinda raided the premise of the Printing Press on the basis of a secret information. CMD said that the consumer was found running the Printing Press from a domestic connection instead of required NRS connection. During the checking it was found that the connected load of the consumer was 64.415 KW against sanctioned load of 9.846 KW only.

An amount of Rs. 54,569/- has already been deposited by the consumer.

CMD further added that mass raids were conducted by 4 Nos. Enforcement Squads of Bathinda Circle in Mamdot area of Ferozepur District on 25.07.2020. in which 9 Nos. theft cases and 3 Nos. other violations were detected during the checking. A Sum of Rs. 6.30 lacs penalty has been imposed to the defaulters.

CMD appealed to all its consumers to help Corporation in controlling the menace of theft of electricity by providing information about theft of power for campaign against theft of electricity in the state. Any person can inform about theft of electricity on Whatsapp no 96461-75770. PSPCL assures its consumers that their identity will not be disclosed.

Issued Public Relations Office

Press Note 31 dated July 29,2020