Wa­ter sup­ply dept top de­faulter in Doaba

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - PUNJAB - Harvin­der Kaur let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

JALANDHAR The pub­lic health depart­ment, which is the big­gest power de­fault­ers from past many years, con­tin­ues to re­tain its po­si­tion as no ac­tion has been taken yet by the au­thor­i­ties to clear the pen­dency.

All four pub­lic health de­part­ments of Doaba re­gion are also known as the depart­ment of wa­ter sup­ply and san­i­ta­tion.

They col­lec­tively owe ₹113 crore to the Pun­jab State Power Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited (PSPCL).

As per the re­port by the PSPCL north zone of­fice, which has four dis­tricts; Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, and Nawan­shahr un­der its ju­ris­dic­tion, states that out of 35 gov­ern­ment de­part­ments in­clud­ing ir­ri­ga­tion, gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals/ dis­pen­saries and food, wa­ter sup­ply and the health depart­ment stands out to be the top de­fault­ers.

Even af­ter re­peated no­tices be­ing served by the PSPCL, the gov­ern­ment de­part­ments have failed to clear the dues.

Out of the pub­lic health of­fices in all four dis­tricts, Hoshiarpur records the high­est pen­dency of ₹66.25 crore with Nawan­shahr branch be­ing at the sec­ond po­si­tion.

The power depart­ment eas­ily dis­con­nects the power sup­ply of the pri­vate en­ter­prises if they fail to clear the pen­dency.

But it is not the same when it comes to gov­ern­ment de­part­ments. All the 35 gov­ern­ment de­part­ments in four dis­tricts of Doaba re­gion col­lec­tively owes ₹134.12 crores.

THE DE­PART­MENTS COL­LEC­TIVELY OWE ₹113 CRORE TO THE POWER COR­PO­RA­TION; 35 GOVT DE­PART­MENTS IN DOABA RE­GION OWE ₹134 CRORE

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