Pondicherry electrical energy dept collects Rs 14 lakh

Puducherry: Puducherry electrical energy division, which had initiated the coverage of ‘naming and shaming’ by publishing the names of defaulters who didn’t pay energy invoice dues, collected Rs 14 lakh 0n a single day.

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi had warned of stringent motion in opposition to defaulters and had directed the division to publish the names of defaulters in newspapers and in addition announce them on FM radio channels.

The electrical energy division had Rs 120 crore amassed energy invoice dues for months collectively from varied classes of energy customers belonged to industrial, industrial and home classes.

“Bounce in energy arrears assortment in a single single day over the counters is Rs 14 lakh. On-line collections are but to be accounted from the banks,” mentioned Ms Bedi in a WhatsApp message.

The Lt Governor mentioned that from Wednesday  all language papers will carry the defaulter listing and in addition radio FM will announce the names of defaulters.

“The target is to get better energy dues which rightly belong to the individuals to satisfy infrastructure wants. Title and disgrace the defaulters and thereby get better your funds that are due from the defaulters. The departments can have sufficient assets to pay the salaries, clear previous payments, and put money into infrastructure,” she mentioned.

Showering reward on the secretary and director of Native Administration Division (LAD) for initiating such an motion the Lt Governor additionally directed the most important income incomes departments to institute motion on the identical strains.  

Following this the Secretary of LAD  P Jawahar in his letter to Malarkannan director of the division requested to provoke the identical technique adopted by the electrical energy division to gather the arrears together with property tax, commerce licence, municipality hire and cable television tax.

“Native our bodies in Puducherry also needs to undertake such a technique to get better their lengthy pending dues, As well as, the native our bodies also needs to proceed motion in opposition to defaulters by evoking the provisions of Income Restoration Act via the district collector,” mentioned Mr Jawahar in his letter

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