CM Sarma further issued several instructions and directions for the three power companies
Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Sunday (June 6), held a meeting in the presence of Power Minister of Assam Bimal Bora, to review the functioning of three power companies- Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL) and Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL).
In the meeting, CM Sarma further issued several instructions and directions for the three power companies, which includes the following:
CM Sarma directed the three Power companies to build a database of 63 L consumers to reduce the companies' losses by developing a better billing system.
In order to turn the power companies into profitable ventures, CM Sarma instructed the power companies to follow the Gujarat model.
CM Sarma also stated that he will meet sub-divisional engineer level officials next month to improve APDCL power memetering.
To plan for conversion of the Power companies into profitable entities.
CM Sarma instructed to immediately set up 500 power transformers in the profit making centres of the companies.
Proper generation of APDCL's other sources of revenue besides electricity bill.
CM Sarma also instructed to ease APDCL's liability for power purchase and to make budget provisions for government departments to clear unpaid power dues.
To recover power dues of Government employees through deduction of pay by respective DDOs.
CM Sarma also instructed to declare all police stations as APDCL Police Stations in order to deal with power stealing cases.
Research to be done by a special committee before starting the second phase of AEGCL's 'Assam Intra Transmission System Enhancement' project.
CM Sarma further instructed to transform the power companies on par with Gujarat model in both profit and technology aspects within this Government tenure.
The core business of the three power companies- APDCL, AEGCL and APGCL is to efficiently transport electrical power from electrical power bulk heads to the distribution company networks in the state of Assam.