JKEEGA concerned over power misuse

‘Some officers hamper PDD’s metering, inspection drive’


Srinagar, Jan 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Electrical Engineer Graduates Association (JKEEGA) has condemned attempts allegedly by some  administrative officers to hamper the Power Development Department (PDD) from undertaking metering and inspections to check power thefts in various areas of the summer capital.
 The JKEEGA held a meeting under the chairmanship of its president Er Pirzada Hidayat-ullah and discussed challenges faced by the fraternity in discharging their duty for smooth functioning and effective delivery of services by the PDD.
 “Challenge faced in combating menace of power theft by different consumers and resistance to effective metering was the centre of discussion particularly in the back drop and subsequent fallout of action by a senior officer of the department trying to meter the Srinagar residential premises belonging to one of important administrative functionary of the State,” Er Pirzada Hidayat-ullah said in a statement.
 “All the members were of unanimous view that thwarting the effort of metering and inspection by the department by anyone is uncalled for and any attempt to harass the performing officers in no circumstances is acceptable,” Er Hidayat-ullah said.
 He said consumer metering and regular inspection for checking power pilferage is very important building block towards the overall shaping of department.
 “And intervention of any kind will not only demoralize the officers involved by will derail the very process of bringing the positive change for efficient management of power supply. Entire fraternity is in unison to support an effort by any officer/official of the department to fight the menace of power theft in whatever way to bring in improved services,” he said.
 He said the Association is of the firm view that power corridors at highest level, “will advise all its functionaries not to misuse their position to harass and intimidate our dedicated officers performing their official duty by using different pretext for personal reasons.”
 “CM’s clarity on reforms in power sector and zero tolerance towards power theft are motivating factor to one all in the department and the Association strongly feels that taking note in the instant case will go a long way in upholding the enthusiasm and confidence of the all officers,” he added.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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