Jammu, 1 September, 2022: Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL) Gangyal led by Nitin Mahajan Assistant Executive Engineer, Electric Division-II, Gandhi Nagar under the directions of MD JPDCL, Shiv Anant Tayal carried out a massive drive to disconnect illegal connections and imposed huge penalties on consumers involved in power theft at various areas including Hari Vihar, Digiana, Govind Nagar, Uttam nagar Kunjwani, Jawahar Nagar, Raipur Satwari, deli among others. During the drive to remove illegal connections and impose fine on households involved in power theft, 553 households were inspected and people were made aware of the rules and regulations of the department. Penalty amounting to Rs.40.07 Lacs has been imposed on erring consumers involved in power theft.

As per official spokesman, the Enforcement Team of JPDCL Gangyal carries out routine random inspections in various areas under the jurisdiction of the sub-division and especially in areas having high transformer damage rate. During the inspections, illegal hooking is removed as it is the main reason behind transformer damage. Also, the team accesses the load of the consumers in the areas and according to the electrical devices installed in the households, the load of the consumer is revised. A total of 1400 KW load has been revised during various drives by JPDCL Gangyal.

During the drives, the consumers are informed that Power theft is the main cause of damage of Distribution Transformers and are encouraged to disclose the proper load of their households as it will help the department in installing adequate capacity transformers in their areas. Worthwhile to mention that JPDCL has taken lead in providing online billing services to the consumers and consumers are encouraged to pay their bills online to avoid standing in long queues in banks.


The members of the Inspection team include Er. Nitin Mahajan, Assistant Executive Engineer, Rajesh Sharma Assistant Engineer, Keshav Khajuria, Assistant Engineer, Hiteshwar Sood, Junior Engineer, IP Singh, Junior Engineer, Jagjit Singh, Junior Engineer, Sarvinder Singh, Technician, Rajesh Gupta Technician, Tara Chand, Technician, Goutam Kumar, Rohit Kumar, Sat Kumar among others.