High-loss feeders to be outsourced for billing, collection

ISLAMABAD: A special panel of the Senate and the Power Division have agreed in principle to outsource all high loss-making feeders for metering, billing and collection of bills on 50:50 sharing on incremental revenue.

This is part of detailed recommendations finalised by a technical committee of the Senate led by Nauman Wazir in consultation with the Power Division to address rising electricity losses and resultant circular debt.

The report of the panel also seeks to offer financial incentives to all stakeholders involved in controlling electricity theft and losses and dedicated deputation of at least 200 policemen and two magistrates for each distribution company (Disco) for the purpose. The salaries and other expenses of these deputationists would be paid by the Discos.

Published in Dawn, 26th June, 2018