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Chief Minister to take a decision on financial obligations quickly.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has actually directed the officials concerned to take actions to make sure that gram panchayats (GPs) and municipalities pay power expenses each month.
Any variance from the payment will be viewed seriously, he stated. It was chosen to separate defaults and a choice on payment of arrears would be taken later. The Chief Secretary convened a meeting with authorities of electrical power distribution companies, Municipal Administration and Panchayat Raj departments to resolve problems connecting to payment of power bills on Friday. The conference was assembled on the guidelines of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
The Chief Secretary asked the officials of the 2 discoms to prepare a comprehensive report on arrears within a week appropriately fixing up the figures with the GPs and municipalities. Officials must provide detailed report and alternatives relating to arrears before the Chief Minister took a decision on defaults associated with regional bodies.
Joint groups of discoms, GPs and local officials should be constituted to fix disparities in the bills like those relating to borewells.
The Chief Secretary advised the authorities to guarantee that discoms generate their expenses on the basis of meter reading. Meters need to be repaired in places where they had actually not been fixed yet and the process ought to be finished within a month.