The Yogi Adityanath-led UP government wants to adopt the idea of minimum government and maximum governance for its power department.
In an exclusive interview with Mail Today, UP Power Minister and Mathura MLA Shrikant Sharma said the Yogi government wanted to reduce physical contact with people as much possible to replace their power-related needs by mediating them with online interfaces.
In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's principle of minimum government and maximum governance, Sharma said there was need to help the common customer, who was an "honest" person.
WE WILL SIMPLIFY PROCEDURE: UP POWER MINISTER
"Our customers have long been mistreated in UP. They find it difficult in applying for connections, in getting the loads increased if they choose to. We want to put him to ease and sanitise the processes. A fresh start is needed for people as well as the department. "We will soon make these services online and make efficient use of internet to facilitate people to use online ways to deposit their bills. This use of technology will surely be a major hit at the roots of corruption in the department. We will simplify the way connections are obtained."
Meanwhile, the government has already decided to come up with a Gujarat-like law to curb power theft in UP too. Special police stations would be established to deal with these cases.