Power consumers should get connections on minimum documents

 CS dedicates Sankalp online scheme for high tension power consumers

Bhopal, August 26, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):  Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony de Sa has said that the state has made outstanding progress in energy sector during previous years. Much work has been done in generation, transmission and distribution of power in the state. Availability of power has been increased. He said that along with power supply, giving better and quality services to consumers is also among priorities of power distribution companies. In this series, Western, Central and Eastern power distribution companies have introduced Sankalp online scheme to give connections to high tension power consumers. The Chief Secretary was dedicating this service at Govindpura-based Power Distribution Training Centre of Central Region Power Distribution Company here today. The Chief Secretary said that outstanding progress has been made in the state during last many years in water, road and power sectors. These 3 sectors have 80 percent share in development.

There is no power shortage anywhere in the state. Now is the time to pay attention to providing quality services to power consumers which should be free of power breakdown, voltage fluctuation etc. Services like billing and post-connection services should be provided with quality to consumers. The CS said that power distribution companies should also provide low tension connections online by simplifying the process. The Chief Secretary said that consumers should be provided connections on the basis of minimum documents to streamline consumer services. He directed to continue power sector reforms.

Principal Secretary Energy Mr. ICP Keshari said that this online service has been introduced to provide quality service to consumers. Due to it, connections can be obtained in less time with transparency. He informed that electricity services have been covered under Public Services Delivery Guarantee Act. MP Power Management Company’s MD Mr. Sanjay Shukla said that facility of providing online connections will be shortly extended to domestic consumers, shopkeepers, farmers and other low tension consumers through use of information technology.

He informed that breakdowns and trippings are being reviewed constantly at field level to improve quality of power supply. MD of Central Region Power Distribution Company Mr. Vivek Porwal welcomed the guests and gave a presentation of facilities. It is noteworthy that Madhya Pradesh is the first state in the country to give online connections to industries.