The KSEB has promised rewards for supplying information on power theft and misuse. The reward is Rs 50,000 or five per cent of the fine amount which is lesser, KSEB chief vigilance officer Rishi Raj Singh said.
There is a rider, though. The reward will be paid only if the power company is successful in collecting the fine amount in full. The identity of the informant will be kept secret and consumers indulging in power theft will get a one-time reprieve if they voluntarily make a disclosure to KSEB. The Anti Power Theft Squads of KSEB - 13 in all - have come across several instances of power theft and misuse in the past few weeks. A total fine of about '27 lakh has been imposed on the culprits.