Chandigarh, February 4
Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Sunday said that two clerks have been suspended and departmental disciplinary action has been initiated against an assistant revenue accountant for committing a financial scam of Rs. 2.74 lakh.
Revealing this a press statement issued here, the Power Minister said that these 2 clerks and a revenue accountant posted at Sub-Divisional Office Samrala urban caused financial loss to the PSPCL by issuing bills of wrong reading to the consumers after reversing the receipts of the bills submitted by them. He said that PSPCL has taken prompt action and got the due amount deposited from the employees involved in this scam.
The Power Minister said that both the clerks have been suspended immediately under Regulation 4(1) of the PSPCL Employees Punishment and Appeals Regulations 1971. He said that the office of the Addl.Superintending Engineer Operation,Sri Anandpur Sahib has been fixed as their headquater during the suspension period. He said departmental disciplinary action is being taken against the Assistant Revenue Accountant.
Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said that the Punjab government has provided the facility 300 units of free power per month to domestic consumers to provide them relief from the burden of inflation, but these persons were causing financial loss to PSPCL by issuing bills of wrong reading to the consumers after reversing the receipts of the bills submitted by them. He said that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab government is committed to providing corruption-free administration in the state by ensuring strict action against all such corrupt officers and employees.