The electricity department has withdrawn the powers of subdivision offices to correct long term power bills. The move came after some subdivision offices were found issuing erroneous bills carelessly and then rectifying bills, including those issued over a year back, thereby disturbing the department’s accounts.
All long period bill reversals will now be routed by subdivision offices through a central committee at the department’s head office to ensure transparency in the billing and accounting process.
“All subdivisions were given the powers of reversal, but they were not serious about it. Some would casually generate bills and then rectify those without informing the department.
In some cases, the bills would date as far back as two years. The difference in amount would become questionable for auditors,” chief electrical engineer N N Reddy told TOI. Read More
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