JAIPUR: The state authorities on Thursday introduced some reduction for shoppers to pay pending water and energy payments of the lockdown interval.
After a evaluate assembly with PHED and energy officers on Thursday, minister B D Kalla introduced that buyers may make staggered fee of payments for the three-month lockdown interval. Whereas water payments of March and June must be paid with the July invoice, the April one might be clubbed with the invoice of August and the Could invoice be merged with that of September.
The choice has been taken to scale back the burden of shoppers. Equally, discoms will give shoppers, whose energy payments have been deferred as a result of lockdown, the choice of paying pending payments of the three months in two instalments.
The state authorities had deferred the payments of shoppers, utilizing lower than 150 items of energy month-to-month, and agriculture shoppers until June 30. The mounted expenses of business and industrial shoppers had been additionally waived for the lockdown interval.
Discoms had earlier deferred the fee of payments for March, April and Could until Could 30 which was later prolonged to June 30. That they had additionally introduced a reduction of 5% to home and agriculture shoppers of their subsequent payments in the event that they pay earlier than the deadline.
Shoppers, nonetheless, have been demanding waiver of water and energy payments for the lockdown interval.
The choice has come after a Congress delegation — led by transport minister Pratap Singh Kachariyawas, chief whip Mahesh Joshi and MLAs — met the chief minister searching for reduction on energy, water payments and college charges throughout the lockdown interval. That they had additionally demanded promotion of college college students to subsequent yr with out examination.
Kachariyawas stated the federal government had tried to offer reduction to all sections of the folks by distributing free ration to about one crore, offering free bus service for migrants and those that had gone to Haridwar to immerse ashes.
Now, the federal government launched Indira Rasoi to serve meals at concessional charges. He stated all sections of the folks had suffered and required some type of reduction. The chief minister has assured the delegation of all doable assist, he stated.