Power theft should be checked by penalizing offenders, consumers should be encouraged to use meters and meters should be upgraded to streamline the power distribution system, Rawat said at a review meeting of the department in Dehradun.
The work culture of the department can also be improved by transferring personnel posted at one place for long, he said.
Power theft should be checked by strictly penalizing the offenders but the penalty imposed should be practical, he said.
The Chief Minister also asked the Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam to adopt the ITI and Polytechnic institute close to Lakhwar and Vyasi hydel projects for the benefit of local students.


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