Inflated electricity bills: Four officials suspended
Published : Saturday, 4 July, 2020 at 8:13 PM Count : 238
Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has suspended four officials including an executive engineer and showcaused 36 engineers after they were found involved in ordering and making inflated bills in a preliminary investigation.
They were asked to explain within the next 10 days why they got involved such heinous activities tarnishing the image of the government.
Besides, 13 metre readers and one metre supervisor were also terminated from their contracts for their alleged involvement, said top officials of the DPDC.
The DPDC is entrusted with distributing electricity in central and south-eastern parts of Dhaka and Narayanganj cities.
The suspended four officials are Adabar Regional Office's executive engineer Md Helal Uddin, sub-divisional engineer Md Raihanul Alam, assistant engineer Mujibur Rahman Bhuiyan, and computer data-entry coordinator Jasmine Ahmed.
It is learnt that the suspended officials will be sacked if they are found culprits in further investigations.
"We have taken action against them on the basis of the recommendations of an inquiry committee," Bikash Dewan, Managing Director of DPDC, told journalists.
Final action will be taken after completion of final investigation, he added.
The DPDC officials said all the 36 divisional engineers were sent letter asking to give explanation about their role in preparing the electricity bills which a large number of consumers said were exaggerated.
Huge unrest was created among the consumers after receiving inflated electricity bills in last three months during the coronavirus period.