KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), in a bid to control electricity leakage and improve service flow, has started signing performance agreements with the chiefs of distribution and customer service centers.
The top management of NEA on Monday signed performance agreements with the chiefs of 23 distribution centers under the provincial office at Janakpur of Province 2.
Controlling electricity leakage has been given a top priority in the performance agreement. According to NEA, an arrangement has been made to reward and punish the branch chiefs by objectively evaluating their performance.
The NEA has set a target of reducing electricity leakage to 8.5 percent in the current fiscal year. Last year, the leakage in the distribution part was 10.28 percent.
The NEA stated that the target is to reduce the leakage of electricity to 12.08 percent in the current fiscal year from the recorded 15.6 percent of last fiscal year. The leakage in the area is 16.6 percent till mid-December. The chiefs of each distribution center under the office have been given separate targets for leakage control.