Bhubaneswar: Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) has given cash reward to 10 persons for providing accurate information regarding the theft of electricity.
These persons were given a total amount of Rs 28400 at CESU Headquarters, IDCO Towers, Bhubaneswar today.
In response to the appeal by CESU for providing information regarding electricity thefts, these persons informed about such incident in their respective localities.
Basing on the information raids were conducted and penal action was taken against defaulters. Later a total amount of Rs 284203was recovered as penalty from these defaulting customers.
A spokesperson of CESU informed that the information was regarding Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Kenderapara and Nayagarh areas.
The electricity utility is facing transmission and distribution losses which are more than the national average. To counter this problem the Utility has adopted the scheme to reward the informers. Under this scheme, 10% of the final amount realized from the defaulting consumers is given to the informer keeping his/her identity secret.
CESU has provided a dedicated mobile Number-9437158670 with a request to send a message regarding power theft through SMS and WhatsApp.
CESU has again appealed to people to be a part of this campaign and earn the reward by helping to stop such illegal practices.