Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Rohit Kansal Friday chaired a meeting convened to review the progress of various projects being carried out for augmentation of power sector and strengthening IT and Communication divisions of PDD here at the civil secretariat.
The meeting discussed various aspects and issues related to implementation of Information Technology in PDD, status and progress achieved for various ongoing projects under RAPDRP, SCADA and DMS, RT-DAS, installation of smart metering, AMC, consumer-friendly customer care service and measures undertaken for feeder management and billing issues.
Addressing the meeting, Kansal called for taking advantage of modern technology in power sector to improve the power supply across J&K. He stressed upon the engineers to develop consumer-friendly information technology modules for generation and timely delivery of power bills to ensure target revenue realisation.
Kansal asked the engineers to expedite all ongoing projects and ensure their timely completion for the public benefit. He directed the concerned to accelerate ground work for installation of smart meters and other projects across J&K.
Kansal also stressed upon the concerned to focus on strengthening of IT cell of both the divisions for prompt disposal of the public complaints regarding power supply, electricity bills and other related issues.
On the occasion, the Principal Secretary was informed that several measures had been taken up to improve the power supply besides timely generation and delivery of power bills and it was assured that it would be improved further.
Taking review of the ongoing projects and progress made under various schemes, the meeting was informed that the works taken up in the twin districts under various schemes were at different stages of completion.
Meanwhile, Kansal inspected the Customer Care Solution Center and Data Center, Bemina and took stock of its functioning.