Smart Power Meters: JPDCL announces relief measures, designates nodal officers to address public grievances

Jammu : In response to public concerns and grievances surrounding the implementation of smart power meters, Managing Director Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited (JPDCL), Shiv Anant Tyal made several important announcements on Tuesday.
Acknowledging the difficulties faced by consumers in examining meter readings, the Managing Director has directed that, henceforth, meters shall preferentially be installed on consumers’ house walls. To ensure a seamless and transparent installation process, JPDCL officials will accompany the vendors at the time of meter installation.
Responding to the need for accuracy verification, the JPDCL will install old digital meters in parallel with smart meters in specific locations. This trial phase will assess the accuracy and authenticity of readings produced by the newly installed smart meters.
Helpline numbers and help desks have been established to receive calls and promptly address issues regarding smart meters. These resources will serve as a direct line of communication for consumers to report and resolve meter-related concerns.
Dedicated Nodal Officers have been appointed from various subdivisions of JPDCL to oversee the redressal of Smart Meter grievances. They will be responsible for resolving consumer complaints related to Smart Meters received through calls, SMS or WhatsApp.
Contact Information of Nodal Officers is as under:
Name of Officer Designation Division Sub Division Contact No.
Jai Pal Sharma Assistant XEN ED-I Parade Tech Officer to XEN Parade 9419140965

Satwinder Kour AE ED-I Parade SD-I Parade 7889704529
Sanjeev Hans AE ED-I Parade SD-II Canal 9419185909
Vijay Kumar AE ED-I Parade SD-III Parade 9419136258
Amit Sethi AE ED-I Parade SD-IV Nagrota 9419101213
Neha Salathia AE ED-III Rehari SD-I Canal 9419141355
Sandeep Tagortra AE ED-III Rehari SD-II Janipur 9419304605
Amjad Parvez AE ED-II Gandhi Nagar Div Gandhi Nagar 7006878102
Vishal Anand AE ED-II Gandhi Nagar SD-I Greenbelt 9419185576
Ashutosh Sharma AE ED-II Gandhi Nagar SD-II Gangyal 9419182220
Abhineet Gupta AE ED-II Gandhi Nagar SD-III Miransahib 9622130283
Lakhwinder Singh AE ED-II Gandhi Nagar SD-IV Bishnah 9697581334
For any smart meter-related concerns or queries, consumers are encouraged to contact the designated helpline numbers and reach out to the appointed Nodal Officers for prompt assistance.



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