Linemen raking bucks for tampering electricity meters; authorities plead ignorance

Power Development Department (PDD) started metering in the state 10 years back with an expectation that it would generate more revenue. It was in 2004 when PDP, the then and present ruling party decided that metering will be started households in Jammu and Srinagar cities simultaneously, reports a local daily.

Sources say that since the line staff of PDD indulges in tampering of meters, the expected revenue has not taken place. The department is bewailing over the metering process which bears an expression ‘nothing that happened so far, has been anything we could control’. Some officers also term the exercise as futile.

Sources also said that over the years the PDD has taken no action against the people who are operating illegal power connections across the length and breadth of the state.



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