UP power minister orders special audit of distribution companies


UP power minister orders special audit of distribution companies

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

The orders were given during a review meeting on power purchase by the UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). Sharma said that strict action would be initiated in case any anomaly is found in purchase of power supply. The power minister said that the decision was taken after the department received complaints from MLAs, MPs and even local people about the prevailing corruption in the purchase of power.

The power minister also emphasised on curtailing power theft to increase the electricity supply, especially to the rural areas. He said that round the clock power supply be ensured in villages where line losses are less than 15%. The department, he said, was keen on 100% metering and laying of aerial bunch conductors to arrest the menace of power theft. Read More

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