Minister Directs Disconnection of Defaulters and Ban on Transfers/Postings
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Syed Naveed Qamar has asked all the power distribution companies (DISCOs) to start recoveries campaign and disconnect the electricity connection of the defaulters. He also asked the DISCOs to compile the consumer’s classification data and submit it to the Ministry within two days.
He made these directions while presiding over meeting of the CEOs of DISCOs held here today in the ministry.
The Minister imposed immediate ban on transfers’ postings of all categories in Pepco and DISCOs till further orders and asked for strict compliance, in order to improve the recovery at the end of the fiscal year, efficiency of the staff, to make proper distribution of electricity at the sub division level in the summer season. Mr. Qamar asked the Discos to provide maximum tube well connections in their respective regions without any discrimination as per their capacity. There should be no quota restrictions by the Pepco.
The Minister also asked the CEOs to improve their efficiency, reduce line losses, arrange proper stocks of low loss transformers and there should be no complaints of non –availability of transformers by the consumers. He directed them to submit financial statements with aging of receivables and segregation into various categories of consumers.
The meeting also discussed various proposals for recoveries from the defaulters, financial affairs of the DISCOs and provision of new connections to the consumers.
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