Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - III

Ram Bansal By Ram Bansal, 13th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3alx7uxp/
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New electricity connections are being discouraged by the officials for not increasing their work loads and continue thefts of electricity in the state. If any person insists on taking a connection, he/she is asked to pay a bribe for the connection.

Obstacles of New Connections

In this 3rd part of the series of articles on the subject, you will read about obstacles for new connections. In previous parts, you read -
1. Electricity supply condition
2. Work contract dealings

When a person desires an electric connection at his/her premises, he/she is discouraged by all possible means of rigid and tedious formalities, asked to go here and there again and again, unavailability of materials and finally demand of a bribe for getting the connection. This prevents many well-intention-prospective consumers of electricity to provide revenue to the organization with a possibility of reducing a theft of electricity

The purpose for the discouragement is that the officials don't want to increase their workload of more connections and also they have vested interests in continuing thefts of electricity. Thus, working against the interests of the corporation they are supposed to work for and protect interests of.

Even after such discouragements, if any person insists on getting the electricity connection, he/she is asked to pay a bribe along with dues of the corporation. Currently, for a domestic light and fan connection in rural areas, the applicant is asked to pay Rs 3,200/- against an official receipt of around Rs 2,000/- to the Corporation account. For a new connection for agricultural bore-well, the applicant is being asked to pays Rs 50,000/- against about Rs 20,000/- to the Corporation account. Even after such bribes, for the domestic connection the person is required to visit the officials 3/4 times for completing the formalities. For a bore-well connection, the person is required to wait for about a year and visit the official about a dozen times during this waiting period. During this waiting period, the applicant is allowed to get the electricity against monthly payments to officials personal accounts.

For such discouragements, people prefer to steal electricity from the public distribution lines with understanding with the officials at personal levels with payments to them. For this reason only, mass-scale thefts of electricity are going on in the state, resulting into huge loss of revenue to the Corporation and inconveniences of low voltage, voltage fluctuations, frequent shutdowns, low available of electricity, etc. to the genuine consumers of the Corporation.

For Further Reading

Please also see -

1. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - IV,
2. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - V,
3. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - VI,
4. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - VII
5. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - VIII
6. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - IX
7. Working of U.P. Electricity Officials - X

Tags

Bribery, Electricity, New Connections, Officials, Thefts

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author avatar Ram Bansal
An Engineer in the wonderland of Authorship, principally for authoring eBooks. My writings principally focus on psychology, Indian politics, philosophy, health and happiness in routine ways.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
15th Nov 2011 (#)

Your writing is quite brilliant.

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15th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks Mr Karim for the compliment. I write just naturally what keeps on coming to my mind..

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