Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government will launch a 60-days campaign, aimed at tightening the screw on power pilferage and installing 25 lakh new power connections starting July 1.
Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan today directed divisional commissioners, DIGs, district magistrates and police chiefs through video conferencing in this regard.
He said that a target of collecting Rs 30,000 crore in revenue has been fixed by releasing new connections in the current fiscal year.
Power pilferage would not be allowed at any cost as it leads to revenue loss and emergency rostering in districts due to supply deficit, Ranjan said.
He said that another review would be conducted by the end of July month and officers with poor performance would be penalised.
The CS said that government plans to ensure round the clock power supply in urban areas and 18 hours supply in rural areas by October 2016.
He said that FIRs would also be lodged against people indulging in power thefts.