Guwahati, June 19: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has now introduced the 'No Electricity Bill Payment, No Salary' policy for all the State Government Employees.
In a notification, the Chief Minister has directed to instruct all Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDO) to ensure "No dues payable against Electricity Bill of APDCL". A certificate of "No dues payable against Electricity Bill of APDCL" will be generated for all employees before processing of wages or salary bills, before or on 30th June 2021. Earlier this week, Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that power theft by a section of consumers in the State makes the APDCL suffer around ₹300 crores loss per month. This leads to a hike in power tariff affecting the honest power consumers.
This action has been taken concerning such developments.