Maharashtra Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule assured the state Assembly that there is no shortage of electricity meters in the state.
The consumers, who have received inflated bills due to unavailability of meters will be sent corrected bills, he said.
The members had raised the issue of people not getting electricity connections due to unavailability of meters in the assembly.
Speaking on this, Bawankule said there is no shortage of electricity meters in the state.
“Action will be taken against officials, who are found cheating the consumers despite the availability of meters,” he said.
The assistant engineer will be held responsible for the power cuts which happens due to dereliction of duty and without any technical glitches. The matter will be connected to his increment, said Bawankule.
The energy minister said there was a shortage of electricity meters during a period of four months in between.
The new meters were not given as 15,18,000 consumers had to be provided electricity connections before March 31 under the Centre’s Saubhagya Scheme, the minister said.
The state has bought 48 lakh meters, of which 25 lakh have already been received, he added.