GPL continues to bleed revenue due to illegal connections, says CEO – 20th Mar 2013
CEO Bharat Dindial said the company continues to bleed revenue due to the illegal connections on the national grid.
Dindial said the company sought some overseas advice from a technical team from the Dominican Republic on how to stem the tide on electricity theft.
He said the traditional issues of pleading to the guilty people, has to change.
The company’s Chairman, Winston Brassington said over the last five years GPL has recorded just about 30,000 illegal connections.
He said out of those guilty, less than ten percent are arrested and only a small number are prosecuted and found guilty.
Brassington said taking those guilty people to Court is not a deterrent to those stealing electricity.
He said all the court will do is give ‘a slap on the wrist and a fine”.