The Uttar Pradesh government today said it has made the application process completely online for people seeking new industrial or commercial power connections. UP Power Minister Shrikant Sharma today said, "Directorate of Electrical Security has started a portal for seeking new industrial and commercial connection.
For availing these types of connection, a no objection certificate was required, and the consumer had to visit the office of the Directorate of Electrical Security. Now, the directorate has made the entire application process online". Sharma, who was chairing a review meeting at the Directorate of Electrical Security, also issued instructions to link Directorate of Electrical Security with 1912 helpline. He said: "Till now, the image of Directorate of Electrical Security was not very good. To improve the image, it is necessary that accountability of officers be fixed at every level, and all processes be made online". The minister also directed that time frame for getting the NOC should be reduced. During the meeting, Sharma also instructed officials to ensure that there is uninterrupted power supply during the two-day investors summit being held in Lucknow on February 21 and February 22.
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