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Rewards will be credited into the consumers’ bill
NEW DELHI: Power distribution company BSES on Thursday said it plans to launch a reward scheme for consumers who help unearth power thefts in East Delhi and Central Delhi from the coming financial year.
The company claims it has received calls reporting power theft of about Rs.5 crore in the past six months alone. The company said the call centre operated by BYPL received tip-offs from consumers who helped unearth power theft of 650 kW.
“In the past six months, by calling BYPL’s call centre number (39999808) consumers have helped unearth power theft totalling 650 kW. To felicitate these silent crusaders, BYPL plans to launch an attractive reward scheme in East Delhi and Central Delhi from the coming financial year,” said a spokesperson.
“Power theft informers in East and Central Delhi whose tip-offs result in booking of power theft will be given rewards ranging between Rs.250 and 500 which will be credited into their electricity bill. The consumer can alternatively choose to pledge the reward amount to the power bills of any religious/social/charitable/NGO/organisation in the BYPL area.”
The spokesperson said of the total number of power theft tip-offs that get reported on the BYPL call centre number, only 40 per cent translate into success for the company and lead to booking of power theft.
“The power theft tip-offs on BYPL call centre in the past six months have resulted in the company unearthing power theft to the tune of around Rs.5 crore in value terms. Through this reward scheme, the company wants to felicitate and thank the honest and socially conscious consumer. Earlier the company used to give a CFL to these consumers as a reward,” said BYPL Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Narayanan.
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