Rs 16-cr scam in PSPCL’s purchase of meters comes to light; probes on

Patiala, May 3: Investigation has been ordered into alleged overpayment for electricity meters that caused a loss of Rs 16 crore to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) between 2013 and 2017, it was learnt on Wednesday.

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While additional chief secretary, power, Satish Chandra has asked the PSPCL technical audit wing to submit a report in 15 days as per orders earlier this month, the central vigilance officer of the Union government’s Power Finance Corporation, too, has sought a report from the state as funds for the equipment came under two schemes of the Union government, reveal documents with HT.

The complainant, who name has been withheld, said the meters were bought (from private agencies) under the Integrated Power Development Scheme and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, executed as per the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) of the PSPCL’s distribution wing.

Source: www.hindustantimes.com

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