Updated on: Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 05:04 PM IST

Bhopal: Sops for electricity bill defaulters, cabinet approves proposal

40% waiver on bill and complete waive of on surcharge for defaulters.

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): State government has decided to give relief to electricity defaulters of the state. Shivraj cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal of waiving of surcharge on the pending bill besides waiving of 40% of the amount of bill, if payment is done in one lot, said government spokesperson, Narottam Mishra.

Briefing media persons, Mishra said that government has decided to provide relief to electricity defaulters. “If they clear their pending dues at one go their surcharge will waived of besides getting 40% relief on principal amount of bill. If one decided to pay the dues in installment then 25% of relief will be given,” said Mishra.

In another important decision, cabinet approved the proposal for creating four new tehsils. Two new tehsils Killod and Mundi will be carved out in Khandwa district, Digoda in Tikamgarh district and Dhoolkot tehsil will be formed in Burhanpur district.

State cabinet also approved the proposal to change name of newly formed Chhindwara University to Raja Shankar Shah University. CM Chouhan had made announcement regarding this on 18 September in Jabalpur. Cabinet also approved the proposal to open 11 new government colleges and to start science and commerce faculty in 5 existing colleges.

Moreover, sanction for 233 academic and 228 non-academic posts were also approved. Cabinet approved 138 new posts for TN Hospital in Bhopal that will be upgraded to Regional Institute for Respiratory Diseases.

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Published on: Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 05:04 PM IST