Chandigarh Jan. 6. The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has suspended Mr. Kuldeep Atri, Sub Divisional Officer (Operations), Ballabhgarh for lapse in performing his duty, failing in performing supervisory duties efficiently, supplying false information and name appears in an FIR registered in a case of illegal gratification. His headquarter, during suspension, has been fixed at Hisar.
A spokesman of the Nigam said here today that a complaint regarding lapse in performing duties against Mr. Kuldeep Atri was found true in a vigilance inquiry, which was put up to the Managing Director, Mr. Mohammed Shayin. The MD then checked personal record of the officer and found that an FIR and some charge sheets were pending against Mr. Atri. On this ground, he ordered suspension of Mr. Atri and transferred a Consumer Clerk Mr. Vijay Pal from Ballabhgarh.
Name of Mr. Atri appears in an FIR registered in a case of illegal gratification in lieu of a commercial electricity connection. In this case, a Junior Engineer Mr. Jawahar and a private person Mr. Dharamveer were caught red handed accepting Rs. 35,000 as gratification. Three charge sheets pending against Mr. Atri are in regard with failing to perform supervisory duties efficiently causing harassment to consumer, misreporting regarding cause of damage of transformers, supplying false information and violating the rules in releasing connection.
Chandigarh, Jan. 6. Under a special campaign to abet theft of electricity and setting right the metering system, teams of officials of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam checked 521 meters in Sector–15 Faridabad during last two days. All electricity meters in this sector at Faridabad are being checked by the Nigam.
A spokesman of the Nigam said here today that during this thorough checking, the officials detected 23 meters in doubtful conditions which have been sent to the Meter Testing Lab of the Nigam for testing. The meters will be checked in presence of the consumers for which they have been given two days notices. The officials detected seven cases of use of domestic electricity for non-domestic purposes. Penalties have been imposed on the erring consumers as per rules. The employees also found 43 meters burnt which have been replaced on the spot.
The spokesman said that checking of all the meters in different localities of various towns in the area of the DHBVN has been planned under the campaign to not only detect theft of electricity but also to set the metering system right and redress grievances of consumers.
He said that legal action will be initiated against those found indulging in malpractices.