Huge detection of Power theft in Delhi.

Discoms in Delhi, the capital of republic of India have unearthed millions worth theft of electricity during last one and half years.

Power theft is a compoundable offence in India and the performer can escape from legal action by paying a fees as stipulated in Electricity Act 2003.More than 4,500 FIRs were recorded  on recently in Delhi

The Discoms in Delhi are  

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL)

BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL)

 Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL)

Apart from these Discoms, the core city is catered by NDMC [New Delhi Municipal Council] covering an area of 43.7 km² and the military area by MES

Power theft invites imprisonment and fine in India. Delhi electricity sector is privatized; still the commodity is stolen.The aggregate technical and commercial losses have fallen from a higher value of  55 per cent to 10-12 per cent currently. This figure when converted to actual shows millions of Indian Rupees. It is estimated that the annual loss due to Power Theft in Delhi is around 50-60 Million US Dollar, with localities in North, West, East and Central Delhi contribute more. The Delhi government has sought the assistance of Central Industrial Security Force [CISF]  a central armed force under the Ministry of Home Affairs ,Government of India to control Power Theft. During those periods, the rate of theft and loss has come down drastically. But these forces have to be deployed for maintaining law and order in the country and naturally the power sector and detection of Power theft has become a minor agenda for policy makers. It is well known that more than 1% of GDP is list by way of power theft, but no fruitful action to bring the culprit to book is seen in yesteryears.

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