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Private Schools, Power Department At The Receiving End Of Consumers’ Ire

IMPHAL, Apr 12: All Manipur Power Consumers’ Association has accused the Electricity Department of charging more than the due amount of power bill from the consumers and yet not ensuring regular or proper power supply. On the other hand, some private schools are allegedly imposing Electricity fees... 

Ongoing Disconnection Drive Is Unjustified

Whether the idea to file a PIL against erratic power supply was conceived at the recently held controversial Civil Military Relation Seminar at the Manipur University sometime in early January this year or before that event, the PIL is a breakthrough in the history of our civil existence against unaccountability... 

Underground Cables Ready For Debut

IMPHAL, Mar 8 : With the work of laying cables underground for power supply to some specific town areas like Paona Keithel, Thangal Keithel and MG Avenue nearing completion, power supply through underground cables would launched within 2 months. The project of laying cables underground was taken up under... 

EDITORIAL: From Pan Shops To…

We have got to grant this. At least N Sarat Singh, the Chief Engineer of the Electricity Department was candid enough to admit that he has learnt about the availability of no due certificates at road side pan shops! The no due certificate norm was introduced as part of the Electricity Department’s... 

Pre-Paid Power Supply In Manipur From April

MAPHOU DAM Site (Manipur), Feb 27: Manipur is set to introduce ‘pre-paid’ power supply mechanism to control power theft in April next in the State. Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh informed the new measure to check power theft to news reporters after inspecting Thoubal multi-purpose project... 

Many Air Voice Of Dissent

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Different sections of the society have raised strong displeasure against the existing system of electricity supply and management during a public hearing organized by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Manipur and Mizoram at State Guest House today. Notably, the public hearing... 

No Due Certificates (Power) Available In Pan Shops: CE

IMPHAL, Feb 24: Power Department Chief Engineer N Sarat today admitted that he has learnt about availability of no due certificates, which should be compulsorily furnished by State Government employees every six months at the time of drawing salaries, at pan shops. He was speaking at a one-day electricity... 

Drive Against Power Theft: 11 More Jailed

IMPHAL, Feb 22 : Eleven defaulters whose power connections were snapped for not paying overdue bills have been sent to jail for re-connecting to the main power line furtively even as one employee has been pulled up by police for possessing forged no due certificate. Speaking to media persons at his office... 

In The Twilight Of Electricity Department’s Disconnection Drive: Missing Questions

A lineman disconnecting illegal connection. Recently three Manipuri gentlemen have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the State Government in connection with erratic power supply.  As a response or rather as a reaction to the PIL, electricity department had initiated a rigorous drive against... 

Power Tax Drive Extends To Government Offices

IMPHAL, Feb 12: Apart from public consumers, the ongoing tax collection drive has been extended to both State and Central Government offices, said Electricity Department Chief Engineer N Sarat. Speaking to media persons at Electricity office, Keishampat this afternoon, N Sarat claimed that the Finance... 

Power Supply

IMPHAL, Feb 4: In a slight improvement to the current situation of power supply, people may receive one more hour of power supply per day, said a source in Electricity Department. Power for one extra hour is available following disconnection of power lines of unauthorized consumers and consumers with... 

Power Drive Continues, More Booked

IMPHAL, Feb 1: In the course of the ongoing drive to disconnect power connection of unauthorized consumers and collect over-due power bills, three unauthorized consumers were booked under the Electricity Act 2003. The three unauthorized consumers belong to IED-I under Electrical Circle No 1. IED-I covers... 

Judges For I/E, I/W, Two PPAs Appointed, Dept To Wield 2003 Electricity Act, Power Dept Rolls Up Sleeves For Crackdown

Tough call as linemen have to decide which ones are genuine customers. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 21: A day after a Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court issued a notice of motion returnable within four weeks to the Government of Manipur for erratic power supply to the genuine and authorized...