BBIA members take up issues with Comm Secy PDD

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 20: A delegation of Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) under the leadership of  Lalit Mahajan met  Hirdesh Kumar Singh, Commissioner/Secretary Power Development Department and highlighted the various issues related to the Industrial sector of the State for early resolution.
Mahajan conveyed his gratitude to the Commissioner/ Secretary for the issuance of Power Amnesty Scheme for the waving off  interest, penalty and surcharge on power dues of the Industrial Sector vide Govt order No- 273-FD-2018 dated 05-06-2018 by the virtue of which wavier off 100% interest  and penalty on all power arrears of Industrial units as on 31-12-2017.
During the course of discussions the following points were brought into the knowledge of Commissioner/ Secretary, PDD which includes the request for the waiver of  interest for the period Jan 2018 till date for the deposit of pending amount as on 31-12-2017 under the Power Amnesty Scheme, extension of last date for the deposit of principal amount under this scheme from 30-09-2018 to 31-03-2019, simplification of procedure for the surrender of power connections by Industrial units, re-delegation of powers for the sanction of Industrial power load, allotment of requisite funds for the repair of existing infrastructure and availability of spares at grid/ receiving stations, up-gradation of power supply infrastructure in the Industrial complex under the RAPDRP Scheme with the provision of bunch cable etc.
Hirdesh Kumar gave a patient hearing in respect of the issues raised by Bari Brahmana Industries Association  and assured the delegation to resolve the same  on priority basis.
Senior BBIA members-  Suresh Mahajan, Ajay Langer, Vivek Singhal  and Viraaj Malhotra also accompanied.