Power connections to be linked with ration, Aadhar cards: Dy CM

The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 13 2017 7:38PM | Updated Date: Dec 13 2017 7:38PM
Power connections to be linked with ration, Aadhar cards: Dy CMFile Photo
Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that electric connections would be linked with Aadhar and ration cards to stop power theft.
 
“In order to identify the genuine power consumers and increase the revenue generation, the electric connections would be seeded with the Aadhaar cards and the ration cards being issued by the Food Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) department,” said an official statement.
 
The decision was taken in a high-level meeting chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh.
 
“The meeting decided that the electric power connections would be seeded with the ration cards already issued by FCS&CA department in order to increase the revenue generation and also ensure proper distribution of the electricity to various areas,” it said.
 
“It was also given out that by adopting the mechanism power pilferage would also be checked as connections would be provided to genuine consumers.”