District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar, today issued an advisory to the general public for making all illegal power connections legal by 23 July to avoid any stringent action against them. The decision was taken in a meeting of officers called by DDC to discuss measures for further streamlining of power distribution system particularly curbing power thefts in the district. Besides, several decisions for conducting raids, inspections and other exercises were also taken up.Among others ADC Babu Ram, SSP Tahir Bhat, Executive Engineer PDD Thakur Dass, Tehsildar Reasi Rajesh Attri and other officers from civil and police were present in the meeting.The DDC constituted four checking squads comprising officers from revenue, police and PDD to conduct surprise raids in the dwelling areas on regular basis. In four squads, first will cover the area of Reasi town, Gran more, Geeta Nagar, Seela, Vijay Pur, Mari etc while the second squad will cover Katra town and its periphery.Third squad will conduct raids in Pouni, Bharak, Ransoo and other left out areas of Tehsil Pouni and fourth squad will exclusively work for Arnas, Mahore and Chasana where joint inspections would be initiated by the officers.The DDC instructed the officers for proper identification of the illegal connections and initiate steps to register them instantly. He asked for initiating stringent action on those who do not cooperate with the checking teams. He also stressed on officers to start campaign with imposing simple fines and then move to intensive penalty.Meanwhile, a total of 32 feeders were allotted to different officers in the electrical sub-divisions for regular inspections and streamlining power system, of which, 10 fall in Katra, 7 in Reasi, 5 in Pouni and 10 in Dharmari.The DDC asked the concerned to spread awareness through different mediums so that local people are well informed and apply for registration of their power connections.The DDC sought daily reporting from the checking squads.