सीएम अरविंद केजरीवाल रामलीला समारोह में बतौर मुख्य अतिथि हुए शामिल, रावण के पुतले का प्रतीकात्मक वध कर दिया असत्य पर सत्य की जीत का संदेश दिल्ली सरकार का वाहन प्रदूषण कम करने की दिशा में बड़ा कदम, पेट्रोल पंपों पर ईंधन लेने के लिए 25 अक्टूबर से अनिवार्य होंगे पीयूसी सर्टिफिकेट भाजपा का ऑपरेशन लोटस दिल्ली और पंजाब में ऑपरेशन बोगस हो गया है- दिलीप पांडे प्राकृतिक सौंदर्यता के कारण हिमाचल पर्यटकों की पहली पसंद, कांग्रेस-भाजपा ने पर्यटन विकास के कुछ नहीं किया : विकास धीमान, अध्यक्ष पर्यटन विंग, आम आदमी पार्टी सीबीआई-ईडी की तरह गुजरात पुलिस ने आम आदमी पार्टी को दी क्लीन चिट, गैरकानूनी तरीके से अहमदाबाद के "आप" कार्यालय में की गई रेड में भी कुछ नहीं मिला- आतिशी ‘‘आप’’ की पंजाब सरकार ने देश भर में सरकारी नौकरियां खत्म कर कच्चे कर्मचारियों की भर्ती करने वाली सरकारों को दिखाया आइना, पंजाब में 8736 कच्चे शिक्षकों को किया पक्का-अरविंद केजरीवाल दिल्ली में इलाज के आड़े नहीं आएगा पैसा, केजरीवाल सरकार सरकार हर तबके के लोगों को मुहैया करवा रही है फ्री इलाज- मनीष सिसोदिया हिमाचल को अरविंद केजरीवाल की 6 नई गारंटी दिल्ली जल बोर्ड का मिनरल वाटर प्लांट शुरू, रोजाना हजारों घरों की बुझाएगा प्यास दुर्गा पूजा को भव्य और बेहतर बनाने के लिए दिल्ली जल बोर्ड के उपाध्यक्ष सौरभ भारद्वाज ने की उच्चस्तरीय बैठक

Waiver on power bills: half the battle won, fight to scrapping contracts with companies continues

Updated on Thursday, March 07, 2019 17:31 PM IST

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been on its toes ever since the small-time consumers in the state started getting hefty electricity bills for their nominal monthly consumption at their two/three room houses using a maximum of two or three bulbs and almost equal number of fans installed. Their series of visits to the departmental official brought them no relief as they were told to pay.

Seized of the matter, the party kick started a massive campaign against the inflated bills at the state level under the leadership of Punjab unit chief of the party and Sangrur Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann. The issue was also raised by the party MLAs in recently-concluded Budget session of Vidhan Sabha. With a view to extending a helping hand to the hassled people, AAP volunteers reached out to every single affected consumer across the state and listened to their grievances. They took them to the department concerned for redressal on the spot. He said the government was brought on its knees and allow a waiver worth more than lakh on the bills.  

Addressing the media after state core committee meeting at Chandigarh Mann said that while half the battle had been won by bagging a big relief to the distressed consumers by securing waiver to them on their bills, by broaching the issue with the authorities concerned for redressal, the next big step would be to scrap the agreement.

He said while half the battle had been won, concerted efforts were on to get scrapped the long-term agreement inked between the SAD-BJP government of the time, stating those were anti-people and anti-Punjab. Elaborating on the agreements, he said the state dispensation had been under obligation to pay a whopping sum of Rs 2800 crore per annum to the private companies even if they generated not  even a single unit of power. These long-term agreements were eating out the vitals of the cash-strapped state, he said    

Making the party’s standpoint on the issue of concern categorically clear, he said it was continue its concerted fight to scrap the agreements till the end. He said those behind these agreements involving a major scam would be brought to book.