Islamabad, March 27, 2017 (PPI-OT): Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat has directed National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to establish its Sub-Offices at district level within three months to affectively address the complaints of electricity consumers regarding over billing against power distribution companies. The Committee also asked the government to revisit NEPRA Law to empower it to affectively play its role as Regulator. The Committee met under the chairmanship of Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, MNA in Parliament House, this afternoon.
The Committee directed NEPRA to take cognizance of over billing and issuance of detection bills on agricultural and domestic consumers. The Committee also directed NEPRA to strengthen its complaint resolution mechanism and investigate overbilling in respect of an instance pointed out by the member of the Committee in LESCO Region. The Committee also asked NEPRA to present average differential between the tariff of K-Electric for last twelve months.
The Committee decided to invite Mayor/Chairman CDA in its next meeting to discuss the measures being taken by the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad on sewerage disposal and Waste Management. The Members of the Committee expressed their concerns on the spread of diseases due to reported disposal of sewerage waste in Nallahs and wrecked sewerage pipelines in Islamabad. The Additional Secretary CADD apprised the Committee that the sanitation and water supply comes under the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation, therefore, the Mayor would be in better position to brief the Committee about the rehabilitation plan of old sewerage lines.
The Committee directed Secretary Aviation Division to brief the Committee about the commercial restructuring plan of PIA and outsourcing of services at all airports in its next meeting of the Committee. The Committee also directed Secretary Aviation to apprise the Committee about the outcome of the investigation carried out into incident of smuggling of heroine through PIA Aircraft. The Committee adopted the report of the Sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on National College of Arts, Lahore and decided to discuss the same in its next meeting.
The meeting was attended by MNAs; Ms. Parveen Masood Bhatti, Ms. Shahnaz Saleem, Mr. Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Ms. Mahreen Razzaque Bhutto, Pir Shafqat Hussain Shah Jilani, Mr. Asad Umar, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Moulvi Agha Muhammad, Syed Ali Raza Abidi, Secretaries of CADD, Cabinet and Establishment Divisions and Representatives of the concerned departments.
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