One Time Amnesty for Clearing Power Bills Likely

SRINAGAR- The Government is considering giving one time general amnesty to the power consumers so that they can fill their electricity bills after settling the same with the Power Department.

This was given out in a meeting chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh here today.

Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment & Culture, Dr. Haseeb. A. Drabu was also present.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that the proposal for giving one time amnesty to the consumers would be submitted to the Cabinet so that the revenue realization is speeded up. He said that the consumers who have not been paying their dues on account of the accumulation of the interest and other related duties would be benefitted by the same besides the department would also get the requisite revenue.

Dr. Singh also directed the officers to speed up the land acquisition cases of various new power projects which have been taken up by the government. He said the officers of various departments should work in close coordination to remove the bottle necks if any.

The Deputy Chief Minister also directed the officers to speed up the regularization process of various daily wagers appointed in the department from time-to-time. He said that the same should be done in a time bound manner so that the persons so appointed get the requisite benefit.

Principal Secretary, Power, Mr. Sandeep Naik, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Mr. Navin Chowdhery, Development Commissioner, Power and other senior officers were present in the meeting.

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