'Theft informer scheme' helps curb power theft

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Chandigarh, Dec 28 (UNI) Under the 'theft informer scheme' of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), about 6,400 informers have given information about thefts being committed in their neighbourhood.

According to an official spokesman, on the basis of the informations, 1,094 thefts of electricity, involving a penalty of Rs 2.14 crore, were detected by the DHBVN officials and 176 of the informers claimed cash prizes of Rs 5.54 lakh.

To avail benefit under this scheme, any person can inform DHBVN about theft being committed by any unscrupulous user of electricity, without disclosing his identity. He may give some secret code. On receiving information, the DHBVN officials will give a unique registration number of the information. On detection of theft, a minimum amount of Rs 1,000 per case would be given immediately to the informer on providing secret code word and unique complaint number, the spokesman said.

If DHBVN is able to recover the assessed theft amount, 20 per cent of the amount realised, subject to maximum of Rs 50,000 would be given to the informer.

The information can be given on toll free telephone number 18001801011 or 01662221527 or on e-mail at hookacrook4dhbvn@gmail.com or hookacrook4dhbvn@yahoo.com.

UNI

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