SKM criticizes arrears on electricity bills

Gangtok, 28 Mar:

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has alleged that consumers in the State have been getting arrears on their power bills from the Power Department with directions for immediate payment of the same. The party has further alleged that the people of Sikkim have been facing this issue of arrears of their power bills at the end of every financial year.

In a press release, the party has questioned the validity of such arrears. While establishing hydel power projects in the State the Sikkim Democratic Front party had declared that the State will have surplus electricity generation from 2015 but now the government is looting people in the name of electricity bills, SKM has alleged.

The party has demanded that the Power Department immediately stop collecting arrears from consumers who have been paying their bills properly.