Discoms under scanner as govt orders special audit

Discoms under scanner as govt orders special audit

After ordering vigilance inquiry into tenders for various power transmission and distribution projects, UP energy minister Shrikant Sharma on Wednesday ordered a special audit of finance department of all distribution companies.

Issuing the order during a review meeting on purchase of power by UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), Sharma said strict action would be initiated if any anomaly was found in procurement of power supply material like conductors, wires, poles and transformers.

Sharma said the decision was taken after the department received complaints from MLAs, MPs and local residents about prevailing corruption in purchase of power.

The minister also emphasised on curtailing power theft to increase electricity supply, especially to rural areas. Read More

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