GUWAHATI: The Assam Power Department is facing huge losses due to pending electricity bills from various other state departments. Power minister Bimal Borah revealed the true nature of these departments not paying their electricity dues. Addressing the media at Bijuli Bhawan, Bimal Bora said that government departments owe Rs. 106 crore to the Power Department.
The Power Department is trying to get its outstanding bills through various amicable ways.
Those consumers and departments who have failed to pay the bills and have an outstanding of up to Rs. 30,000 can pay the bill in 10 installments. For this, they have to get in touch with the assistant manager in the department.
Those above Rs. 50,000 will have to take the matter to the deputy general manager and pay in 15 installments.
The objective of the Power Department is not to just get the due bills through installments but to inculcate a habit – among the government department and concerns – of bill payment by the 10th of every month.
In order to fill the gap of outstanding bills, the Power Department is trying to stop electricity thefts. The department has fined Rs. 11.16 crore from those involved in electricity thefts.