A meeting of Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) was held under the Presidentship of Lalit Mahajan in which the members raised concern as Power Development Department (PDD) failed to supply 24 hours uninterrupted power supply to Industrial Sector inspite of the fact that Chief Engineer M&RE, Jammu instructed the Executive Engineers STD Division I & II to ensure uninterrupted power supply to Industrial sector vide its office order No- CEJ/PS/10596-602 dated 06-10-2015, but the instructions were subsequently withdrawn by the Chief Engineer vide its letter CEJ/PS-1/PS/1555-62 dated 30-05-2016 for the reason best known to the Department resulting huge financial losses to the Industrial Units due to running their units on DG sets.
Inspite of repeated representations given to the Deputy Chief Minister who is also our Power Minister and Industries & Commerce Minister no action has been taken by the Department to restore the 24 Hours Power Supply to the Industrial Sector which shows the casual attitude of the Department towards the Industrial Sector who is working in spite of all the odds.
It is pertinent to mentioned here that on one side, government is inviting Industrial Houses in our state to setup their units with the promise to provide uninterrupted power supply but on the other hand failed to provide uninterrupted quality power to the existing Industrial Units working in the state resulting great resentment amongst the stake holders. Moreover the department is losing revenue due to non supply of 24 hour power to the Industrial Sector in spite of the fact that the Power is available at the Grid Stations.
BBIA appealed to the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh who is also holding the charge of Power Department and Industries & Commerce Minister, Chander Prakash with a humble request kindly intervene into the matter and issue immediate orders for the restoration of 24 hours uninterrupted power supply to the Industrial Sector & also issue necessary instruction to resolve the other issues on priority basis.