Srinagar: The Power Department has posted a 24% increase in tariff collection from consumers in the Kashmir province to Rs3,152 lakh in the first two months of the current fiscal, compared to the year-ago period, a senior officer said on 10 June.
The Power Development department has fixed a target of Rs768.56 crore from the consumers as power tariff during this fiscal, chief engineer Gul Ayaz said at a meeting of officers presided by the minister of state for Power Shabir Ahmad Khan.
Khan said the government is providing electricity worth Rs2,000 crore to consumers during the current fiscal and it is the responsibility of the employees to ensure scheduled power supply, besides timely collection of power tariff.
He said, circle level superintendent engineer would be accountable for ensuring that electricity drawn from power distribution system by various executive engineers under his control is dully accounted as per the power consumed by the people.
Khan stressed the need for maintaining meter readings of all the feeders and instructed to check the losses of transmission and distribution system. He said concerned junior engineers should be made accountable in this regard.