Lesco takes notice of corruption

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LAHORE Electric Supply Company (Lesco) finally wakes up to the rampant corruption and losses in the utility and came up with, what it called, multi-pronged strategy to check such menaces.

According to a Lesco official, Board of Directors of the power utility under the chairmanship of Kamran Arshad took serious notice of the electricity theft in Lesco. Unlike past, the BoD also decided to make a strict policy for reconnection of defaulters in the category of public and private consumers.

For public consumers, the recovery amount has been fixed from 15 per cent to 30 per cent and for private consumers the amount is fixed to 100 per cent for reconnection. Lesco also officially admitted for the first time that its employees issued inflated bills to the consumers. According to the official of Lesco, the BoD also got an internal audit conducted in Kasur circle and on the report ordered severe disciplinary action against the Lesco officials involving in over-billing. The Lesco CEO has already suspended XENs of Dipalpur and Chunia due to poor performance on the guidelines formulated by BoD of Lesco. Lesco has also come up with an idea to go ahead with a comprehensive strategic plan for performance enhancement for the company.

Courtesy: The News

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