Chandigarh June 2. The facility of applying for new electricity connection online is getting popular among the people in Haryana. As many as 741 prospective consumers of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam have applied for new connection or change in load of the existing connections by using the facility of applying online. Documents of 203 applicants have found complete and rest are in process. Over 500 of the applicants are seeking high tension (HT) connections.
It was revealed in a meeting of senior officers of the Discoms herer today. The meeting was presided over by the Principal Secretary (Power) and Chairman Haryana Power Utilities. Mr. Devender Singh. Mr. Arun Kumar Verma, Managing Director, DHBVN and Mr. P C Gupta, Director DHBVN were among those were present in the meeting.
Mr. Devender Singh said that the Discoms have started the facility of online submission of forms for new electricity connections. In the first phase of the facility, all the prospective industrial consumers and the consumers of all other categories seeking connection of 20 kilowatt or above load are able to submit their application forms and related documents for new electricity connection online through the websites of the Discoms i.e. www.dhbvn.comand www.uhbvn.com.
He said that in the newly introduced system of applying for new electricity connection online, the senior officers will now be able to track the application and know the date of receipt of application form, various steps taken by different authorities in approving the release of connections, dates of release of connection and reasons in case a connection is not released in time.
The P S (Power) said that in case any consumer is not able to apply for connection online, the employees of the Discoms would put the applications and other related papers in the online system so that there is no delay in release of connection.
He said that the consumers have also been given the facility to follow the actions taken on their applications, thus, they would be able to make pressure on the officials to take prompt action resulting in consumer satisfaction.