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Power surcharge exemption for Tea garden workers, BPL families

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Tea garden labourers and BPL consumers would not have to pay a 20 per cent power surcharge, and they can pay arrears in ten instalments.

Power surcharge exemption for  Tea garden workers, BPL families

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-08-03T12:03:02+05:30

1,600 APDCL posts to be filled up soon: CM

GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Tea garden labourers and BPL consumers would not have to pay a 20 per cent power surcharge, and they can pay arrears in ten instalments.

The Chief Minister had a meeting with the three power companies – APDCL, AEGLC & APGCL – and reviewed their functioning. And the meeting took this decision.

The three power companies apprised the Chief Minister of the power reforms measures taken to improve the performance of the companies in the last few months.

Later talking to the media after the meeting, the Chief Minister said that APDCL performed well in revenue collection in the last few months. He said that the July collection of revenue this year is Rs 735.16 crore against Rs 463.122 crore in the corresponding month last year. He credited the APDCL employees for the jump in revenue collection.

The Chief Minister also said that the Central Government sanctioned Rs 1,719 crore to Assam under the Saubhagya Scheme. With this amount, 4,80,249 new households would get power connections in the state, he said.

He said that the department would provide power connections to 48,557 Anganwadi centres and 13,321 LP Schools within December this year. He also said that all government offices would pay their power bills under one financial to the APDCL by the first of every month. The APDCL would take measures to minimize revenue losses of nearly Rs 102 crore every month due to power theft, transmission loss etc., he added.

The result of the examination for filling up 1,600 posts in APDCL will come out soon, he said in a press release.

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