KCCI seeks amnesty for power tariff to commercial, industrial consumers

Srinagar: Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) Tuesday urged the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to announce amnesty for power tariff in favor of commercial and industrial consumers.

The industrialist of Jammu & Kashmir region has almost collapsed due to the pandemic Covid -19 crises the situation got bad to worse, KCCI said in a statement.

President Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad drew attention of Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor,  Arun Kumar Mehta Chief Secretary and Nitishwar Kumar Principal Secretary of Power Development Department towards the industrial sector of Jammu & Kashmir, due to the financial crunch a number of units have not availed the previous Power Amnesty Scheme.

President also requested the authorities not to disconnect the power supplies forcing the Industrialists/Commercial establishments to close down their units.

KCC&I urged the LG administration to announce six months (Three Installments) amnesty to the commercial consumers so that they can pay their (pending) electricity bills waiving interest and penalties besides after settling the same with the Power Development Department.

We expect positive approach and hand holding by the Government to encourage such industrialists to revive their units and business establishments, the statement said.

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