Theft informer scheme a big hit in Haryana

August 5th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) The theft informer scheme, launched by the southern Haryana electricity distribution agency in January this year, has so far received 8,500 complaints about the power theft in the region. The agency has detected 1,400 theft incidents, involving a penalty of Rs.28.5 million, based on the information it got from the public.

“Keeping in mind the increased interest of informers in the scheme, we have increased the incentive to the informer from 20 percent to 40 percent of the recovered amount of penalty, and now there is no maximum limit of the incentives,” said a spokesman of the agency Tuesday.

Any person can inform us about the power theft incidents, without disclosing his or her identity. The person can give us some secret code, the spokesman said.

He added that the agency’s officials would give a unique registration number of the information to the informer. On detection of the theft, a minimum amount of Rs.1,000 per case will be given immediately to the informer.

The information can be given on toll free telephone number 18001801011 or 01662-221527 or one can also email at or

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