Yogi Adityanath Issues Orders To Resolve Problem Of Inflated Electricity Bills

Yogi Adityanath Issues Orders To Resolve Problem Of Inflated Electricity Bills

Lucknow, Oct 11 (TNA) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday asked officials to take legal action against the agency if electricity metres were generating inflated electricty bills. A state government spokesman informed that the CM ahd taken a grim view of the complaints of overbilling of electricity consumers from cities to villages on a large scale.

The Chief Minister also ordered registering of an FIR against the concerned agency and blacklist the agency for making the wrong meter reading bills by the meter reader. Not only this but instructions have also been given by the chief minister to confiscate the security money of the agency.

Directing officials concerned to resolve complaints of overbilling immediately, he also gave instructions for uninterrupted power supply to both cities and villages at night.

In the meeting, district magistrates of many districts including Saharanpur, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Bhadohi, Agra, Kushinagar, Mirzapur, Badaun, Gorakhpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Amroha, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Lalitpur, along with the officers of the power department, including Divisional Commissioners, participated through video conferencing.

The Chief Minister further gave clear orders that unnecessary power cuts should not be done in the state. Along with this, there should be continuous electricity in urban and rural areas from 6 pm to 7 am, he added while underlining that for this, if electricity has to be purchased, it should be done.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued these instructions at a high-level meeting held at his residence on Monday with regards to power supply, electricity theft and complaints of wrong meter reading.

Instructing the power officers, the Chief Minister asked them to hold a review meeting at their level regarding the supply of coal in the state. Not only this, but it should also be ensured that there is no power cut in the state under any circumstances at night. The Chief Minister said that the Vigilance team should not disturb the common consumer unnecessarily.

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