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Financial Mess: Punjab Govt depts owe PSPCL Rs 2764 crores; PSERC to take suo moto petition on pending payments-PSEBEA

Financial Mess: Punjab Govt depts owe PSPCL Rs 2764  crores;  PSERC to take suo moto petition on pending  payments-PSEBEA

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ May 15,2024

PSEB Engineers Association  in a letter has asked  Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to take suo- motu petition regarding pending  payments by Punjab government and its departments to safeguard the interest of the public in large as this is  expected to cross Rs. 4000 crores. Also, the participation of government departments in the various OTS schemes, launched by PSPCL, has been negligible.

Ajay Pal Singh Atwal general secretary   alleged that PSPCL has stopped publishing complete information regarding payment of subsidy to be given / due from  the Punjab government.

The total defaulting amount due to PSPCL by Punjab Government departments and non- government  consumers stands at Rs.4580 crores. The government department owes Rs.2764 crores to PSPCL.s for electricity bills by the end of financial year 2023-24 and non- government pending dues are Rs.1815 crores.  At the end of last financial year 2022-23  the defaulting amount was Rs.4240 crores.

As per official PSPCL records ,the four  big defaulters are  the water supply and sanitation department with Rs.1079 crores, Local government Rs.991 crores ,Rural development and Panchayat  Rs. 334 crores and Health department with Rs.148  crores. These four departments cumulatively owe Rs 2,554 crores, which is 92.4 per cent of the total defaulting amount. The other departments with significant dues are the sewerage board (Rs 78 crore),  home affairs and jails (Rs 23  crore), and public works Rs.21 crores.

Financial Mess: Punjab Govt depts owe PSPCL Rs 2764  crores;  PSERC to take suo moto petition on pending  payments-PSEBEA
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Financial Mess: Punjab Govt depts owe PSPCL Rs 2764 crores; PSERC to take suo moto petition on pending payments-PSEBEA. The defaulting amount of government departments in South Zone is Rs.743 crores, Border zone Rs.731 crores and West zone Rs.677 crores. In the north zone the defaulting amount is Rs.410 crores and central zone Rs.201 crores.

In PSPCL West zone and Border zone almost equals each other in defaulting amount of Rs 1250 crores each. This is followed by south zone Rs.1076 crores, north zone Rs.622 crores and central zone Rs.37 crores.

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