Hyderabad: As per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a meeting with the DISCOM, municipal and panchayat raj officials to resolve issues pertaining to the payment of electricity bills.
An official statement here today, Chief Secretary directed that all the gram panchayats and municipalities should pay the current month power bills every month. Any deviations will be viewed seriously. Arrears will be separated and a decision on payment for the same will be taken up later. He asked the Discoms to prepare a detailed report on arrears within seven days duly reconciling the figures with the gram panchayats and municipalities. Detailed reports and options regarding arrears would be presented shortly before the Chief Minister to take a policy decision on arrears related to local bodies.
Joint teams of Discoms, gram panchayats, and municipality officials should be constituted to resolve discrepancies in bills such as those relating to borewells, etc. Chief Secretary directed that 100 % bills shall be generated by Discoms based on meter readings only. Meters should be fixed where ever it has not been done within one month.
Principal Secretary Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar, Secretary Panchayat Raj Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary Municipal Administration Sudershan Reddy, Commissioner Panchayat Raj Raghunandan Rao, Director Municipal Administration Satyanarayana CMD SPDCL Raghuma Reddy and other officials attended the meeting.