Punjab to review ‘excess’ electricity bills of scheduled caste, backward class families


Punjab to review ‘excess’ electricity bills of scheduled caste, backward class families

Punjab government is set to review the “excess” electricity bills of the scheduled caste and backward class (SC/BC) families, state power minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar told the assembly Thursday. “I have just talked to the finance minister. We are going to review the excess electricity bills (of SC, BC families) for the last two years, Kangar informed the House.

He was replying to the calling attention notice of AAP MLAs Harpal Singh Cheema, Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Gurmeet Singh Meet who sought to draw his attention towards “high cost of electricity” in the state.

Kangar blamed the previous SAD-BJP government for the pending power bills. They (SAD-BJP) promised gullible people during poll campaigning (in 2017) that power bills will be waived if they come to power for the third time. This is the main reason behind the pending and excess bills, Kangar said. Read More

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