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As per the directions of the  Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Secretary  Somesh Kumar  held a meeting with the discoms, municipal and panchayat raj officials to resolve issues pertaining to the payment of electricity bills.

An official statement here today, Chief Secretary directed that all the gram panchayats and municipalities should pay the current month power bills every month. Any deviations will be viewed seriously. Arrears will be separated and a decision on payment for the same will be taken up later. He asked the Discoms to prepare a detailed report on arrears within seven days duly reconciling the figures with the gram panchayats and municipalities. Detailed report and options regarding arrears would be presented shortly before the  Chief Minister to take policy decision on arrears related to local bodies.

Joint teams of Discoms, gram panchayats and municipality officials should be constituted to resolve discrepancies in bills such as those relating to borewells etc. Chief Secretary directed that 100 % bills shall be generated by Discoms based on meter readings only. Meters should be fixed where ever it has not been done within one month.

Principal Secretary Municipal Administration  Arvind Kumar, Secretary Panchayat Raj  Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary Municipal Administration  Sudershan Reddy, Commissioner Panchayat Raj   Raghunandan Rao, Director Municipal Administration  Satyanarayana CMD SPDCL  Raghuma Reddy and other officials attended the meeting.

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