Tata Power-DDL to organize special ‘Lok Adalat’ for settlement of Power Theft cases

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Tata Power-DDL, a leading power utility supplying electricity to a populace of 7 million in North and North-West Delhi, organized a ‘Special Lok Adalat’ to settle electricity theft cases on 9th January 2021 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

The Lok Adalat was conducted in association with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) at 2 locations- Tata Power-DDL’s EAC Office, Sector-3, Rohini and, at Permanent Lok Adalat, Mata Sundari Lane, Near Bal Bhavan, strictly in adherence with the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The session provided Tata Power-DDL consumers/litigants, residing in North and North-West Delhi, a one-time opportunity, for an amicable and on-the-spot settlement of their power theft cases, relating to both Direct Theft (DT) and Meter Tampering (DAE). 

Cases that were either pending in any Court of Law or yet to be filed in any Court of Law were taken up by the Lok Adalat. Consumers desirous of settling their power theft cases can either attend in person or through their Advocates / Authorised Representatives carrying authorisation letter, photo ID and a copy of their theft bill. 

In case of a default, the company will be compelled, to initiate criminal proceedings against these consumers under the relevant provision of Electricity Act, 2003. Post their ‘settlement orders’, consumers will be required to pay their bills on-spot. They can pay through various modes such as Demand Draft, Cheque, Credit Card, Debit Card, Online Payment or Cash.

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