Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Chandigarh, August 12
As the GPS of the vehicles of the electricity department officials was not working, the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) ordered the officers to fix the responsibility of the concerned officials to monitor and analyze the GPS data.
He also ordered MD Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) to investigate the failure of supervision in Gurugram where power connections were released without adequate power infrastructure.
During a hearing on August 10, it emerged that under Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam for June 2022, the GPS of 14 vehicles was not functional. As a result, the explanation of 14 SDOs was requested.
The submissions were made during the resumed hearing of a suo motu petition about issuing regular electricity bills to consumers.
As the officials did not stay at their duty station, GPS data from the officials’ vehicles is of great relevance. During a hearing on August 10, it emerged that under Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) for June 2022, the GPS of 14 vehicles was not functional. As a result, the explanation of 14 SDOs was requested. Director Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) said in the Delhi area case that the GPS device of eight vehicles of different officers were reported non-functional.
The Commission instructed DISCOMS to fix the responsibility of the agents responsible for monitoring and analyzing the GPS data of the vehicles, because, “in the event of non-functioning of the GPS device, it is necessary to report it immediately to the supplier of services to take corrective action within 2 days.
The Commission has taken serious note of the facts as to how the supervising agent can be released from liability for illegal actions carried out under its jurisdiction, when the connections were released at Gurugram without adequate electrical infrastructure.