Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has regularised over 34,000 illegal electricity connections in the state and penalties have been imposed against the erring consumers. Minister of state for Technical Education and Power, Vikar Rasool replying to a question by Ghulam Nabi Monga in the Legislative Council on Saturday, said that "during the current financial year ending January 2013, as many as 34,753 illegal electricity connections have been regularised by PDD".
The minister said that as far as action against wrong doers is concerned, same is being taken as per stipulations of J&K Electricity Act 2010. "Fine as admissible under rules (relevant J&K SERC traffic and Supply code regulations) is being imposed against the erring consumers and illegal connection holders," he said.
It is worthwhile to mention that this year ending January, 2013 as many as 58,532 inspections have been conducted by the electricity officials and fine to the tune of Rs 12.37 crore have been imposed. The Minister informed that regular disconnections of defaulters are being carried out to help recovery of pending electricity dues from the consumers.