Kipili stresses on meter reading measures
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 30
In a bid to make collective effort towards the improvement of power sector in the state, parliamentary secretary, Power Department, Kipili Sangtam held a meeting with the meter readers and bill assistants of the Power Department at Chief Engineer’s Office, Kohima on Friday. Addressing the meeting, the parliamentary said the power sector is the most important department in the state as well as in the world. He therefore, urged them to speed up and improve whatever works they are assigned to do.
Expressing concern over the ill practices in the Power Department in the state, Sangtam said meters are kept but not running or tampered and the bills were collected in a concession rate.
He said to the bill assistants that whatever bill comes to their table cannot be reduced or increased and asked the meter readers to rectify the meters and further warned that the department will leave no stone unturned to check those practices and the employees who are involved in such wrong doings will be punished according to the court of law.
He also informed the gathering that surprise checking will be conducted from time to time in all the divisions.
The parliamentary secretary also said that consumption of power has increased due to use of different technologies, in some cases a household consumes power that can run a small village he therefore, urged the people to use power judiciously as the power status in the state is limited and the revenue collection is lesser than expected.
Sangtam also said that the department is trying to bring up some new agenda in the State for the benefit of all, for which he sought the support of all the employees. He also assured the gathering that he will try his best to solve whatever grievance they have and further urged them to discharge their duties with sincerity and dedication.
The programme was chaired by secretary, Power, and KI Yanger. The formal meeting was followed by an interaction session.