MoP to penalise discoms for power cuts from April 2019

The MoP is planning to impose penalties on distribution companies from April 1, 2019 for power cuts which are deemed avoidable. The move is a part of the government’s plan to provide reliable electricity supply to all by 2019. The MoP also proposes to mandate the installation of prepaid meters for small consumers and smart meters for large ones to increase billing compliance.