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CM HBS Instructs Power Companies to Deduct Salary of Govt. Employees to Recover Pending Electricity Bills

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday has ordered the State Power Department to deduct the salaries of the government employees to recover all the pending electricity bills.

This decision was taken during an official meeting by CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. In presence of Assam Power Minister Bimal Bora, HBS instructed the three power companies —
• APDCL,
• AEGCL, and
• APGCL to follow the order.
“Recover power dues of Govt employees through deduction of pay by respective DDOs.” the Chief Minister Office (CMO) of Assam informed in a tweet.

The salary will be deducted directly by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs).

Meanwhile, Himanta Biswa Sarma has also issued several instructions and directives during the meeting.
Few key instructions and directives given by HBS during the meeting –
• To build a database of 63L consumers to reduce the companies’ loss and also develop a better billing system.
• CM HBS has also directed the power companies to follow the Gujarat model for a profitable venture.
• To meet sub-divisional engineer level officials next month for improving power metering.
• Immediate set-up of 500 power transformers in the profit-making centers of the companies.
• Proper generation of APDCL’s other sources of revenue besides electricity bills.
• Declare all police stations as APDCL PSs to deal with power pilferage cases.

Chief Minister HBS has further instructed all the government departments to pay the pending bills to the APDCL.

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