Two fraudulent websites are found selling 9W LED bulbs under Ujala scheme, prompting state-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) to take legal route to address such issues.
“EESL is hereby alerting its consumers of fraudulent websites selling 9W LED bulbs under the name of Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) programme. These websites are not associated with the Ujala programme of EESL which is a public energy services company, under the administration of Ministry of Power,” the Power Ministry said in a statement.
The company is taking legal route to address such fraudulent issues and will continuously alert the consumers of such messages and advertisements through various media, EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar said in a statement.
He urged the consumers to purchase LED bulbs under the Ujala scheme only in the designated distribution centres.
“Two websites…Are misleading consumers by promising them of providing LED bulbs as low as Re 1. They are not only using copyright images of Ujala logo but also Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture to deceive the consumers. EESL completely disowns and disclaims any relation with the link/URL and the contents provided by these link/URL,” the statement said.
Further, EESL will be informing the police about such fraudulent statements being made in the public and lodge an FIR.
For any new initiatives, EESL will communicate consumers through various media and consumers should not entertain any other means of buying products under EESL scheme. If done, EESL will not take responsibility of any faulty products, it added.
“EESL further requests the citizens to highlight such hoax in the EESL social media handles @EESL_India for twitter and www.Facebook.Com/EESLIndia for facebook. The consumers can also register such complains at [email protected],” it added.