PAC for effective implementation of flagship programmes
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Jammu, Jan 14: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today stressed upon the Power Development Department (PDD) to ensure effective implementation of the centrally sponsored programmes namely Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) and Re-structured Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP), so that the people get the benefits well in time.
The Committee which met under the Chairmanship of MLA Rafi Ahmad Mir here discussed and reviewed the overall functioning of the PDD, besides CAG Audit Paras pertaining to the Department, an official statement said.
The Committee directed the PDD authorities to gear up their field functionaries and strengthen the checking squads to curb the menace of power thefts. It directed them to follow the set norms for registering the household Power connections.
The Committee called for collective efforts to improve the system and directed the PDD to ensure early repairing of damaged transformers.
The members asked for avoiding unscheduled cuts and containing the Transmission and Distribution losses.
The Committee directed the officers of PDD Division Sopore to conduct the survey of Sangrama Constituency for up-gradation of infrastructure and submit the report to the Committee for its scrutiny. It suggested for framing a transfer policy for linemen working in the Department.
Threadbare discussion was held on measures taken for better power distribution, up-gradation and augmentation of infrastructure, recovery of power tariff and installation of meters in unmetered areas.
The members also called for sympathetic consideration from the government for outstanding power tariff from the poor households.
Earlier, Principal Secretary, PDD Arun Kumar Mehta briefed the committee about the targets and achievements of the department.
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