Govt Departments Owe 1,36,685 Lakhs to PDD

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Bashir Assad

Jammu

Though the Jammu and Kashmir government blames  consumers for “not paying” the electricity tariff, the official records, on the contrary, suggest that the government and its functionaries are the biggest defaulters of the Power Development Department (PDD) with arrears amounting to around Rs 1000 crore pending against state government departments and corporation/autonomous organizations.

While the state government departments owe around Rs 1000 crore to PDD on account of power tariff,  the government puts Aggregate Technical and Commercial losses at around 76 per cent because it  could realizes tariff for  only 26 per cent supplied energy and  and it attributes the losses to power theft. Though the power theft by consumers in connivance with the PDD officials cannot be refuted, if the government departments pay the tariff which the government simply terms as book adjustment, the losses so accumulated will considerably come down.

In a written reply to a question raised by National Panthers Party legislator Harshdev Singh, the government has admitted that its departments and autonomous bodies were the biggest defaulters.

The written reply to the said question reveals that the biggest defaulters of electricity tariff in the valley are the Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control departments with Rs 7471.05 lacs  outstanding against them. These are followed by Health Department with Rs 3165.87 lacs  arrears and Revenue Department  302 lacs.

Similarly, Roads & Buildings , Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation, , Animal Husbandry Department, Education Department, Urban Local bodies , Municipal Councils/Committees, Rural Development Department, Horticulture Department, State Road Transport Corporation and Judiciary  owe hundreds of crores to PDD  as electricity tariff charges both in Jammu and Kashmir  valley.

The other defaulters in Kashmir include: Forest Department, Industries and Commerce Department, Social Welfare Department , Government Press, Information Department, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Department, Government Woolen Mills Srinagar, State Forest Corporation, Department of Fire & Emergency Services and others.

The dues of power tariff outstanding against each  Government departments and corporations as on date are as under:

 

KASMIR

DEPPT Balance as on 12/2012 (in lacs)
Health 3165.87
R&B 240.31
Revenue Depptt. 302.38
Animal Husbandry 442.03
Education 263.84
PHE 7471.05
Rural Depptt 104.37
ITI/Technical Education 77.06
Agriculture 105.47
Finance 90.68
Sericulture 10.31
Horticulture 221.55
SRTC 1.02
Wild life 5.81
Sales Tax 27.62
Judiciary 37.01
Local Bodies 259.81
Municipal Comm./Notified Area 473.64
Irrigation and Flood Control 15136.59
Police 1383.96
Information Dept. 24.42
Tourism 384.48
Tourism Dev. Corporation 247.94
PDD 428.59
PDC 220.44
Forests 142.63
Fisheries 66.73
Floriculture 10.35
Hospitality and Protocol 41.06
Social Welfare 19.58
Handicraft 3.89
SIDCO/SICOP 28.70
Sheep Husbandry 13.65
Industries/Commerce 329.78
UEED 1684.09
Lakes and Water Ways LAWDA 156.46
Estates 751.39
Food & Supply -16.33
MLAs 29.94
Raj Bhawan 00
State Motor Garrage 4.91
Govt. Press 00
Agriculture University 44.36
Govt. Woollen/ Spinning Mills 00
State Forest Corporation 7.23
Fire Service 106.18
Jail 573.92
Higher Education 73.03
Sewrage Treatment Plant 0.00
Kashmir University 175.11
SKIMS 709.05
Others 2786.43
Total 38868.95

 

JAMMU

Department Arrears as on 31-12-2012
Medical 3089.606
Police 993.940
Education 1163.563
Director General Prison 224.034
Tech. Education 268.709
Library 59.707
Handicraft 22.429
Agriculture 4472.205
Hrticulture 13.173
Forest 335.651
Excise & taxation 121.113
Revenue Deptt. 340.106
Sheep Husbandry 31.885
PWD 362.833
Irrigation 2.082
Lift 11160.643
Finance Department 33.109
Rural Dev. 240.189
Director Command Area Deptt. 4.689
Information 40.878
Social Welfare 118.003
Industries 4.197
State Motor Garage 57.875
Fisheries 225.334
Power dev. 211.264
Gujjar & Bakarwal 37.435
Tourism 269.487
PHE 52528.370
Municipality 7909.164
Animal Husbandry 336.951
Fire Services 19.225
Judicial 169.147
Food & Supplies 16.430
Youth Services and Sports 110.090
Geology & Mining 9.913
Stationary 19.602
Sericulture 30.905
Employment Exchange 22.862
JK Academy of Arts 3.442
Mechanical Engineering 29.442
Evaluation 25.914
DPAP/IRDP 2.536
Co-operative 24.798
RTO 9.569
Labour 36.143
Weight and Measures .491
Estate 1267.994
Relief Commissioner 10663.716
JDA/UDA 231.512
Floriculture 27.499
State Recruitment Board 5.180
Milk Supply 18.279
UEED/Sewerage 89.642
Universities 145.165
JK TDC 72.694
Hospitality & Protocol 19.759
SRTC 108.687
Seva Hydle Project 41.990
Pollution Control Board .101
SICOP 28.363
Khadi Village 3.483
Zila Sanik Board 5.051
JK PCC 6.163
Income Tax .266
SFC 17.646
Town Planner .070
Sales Tax 34.080
Total 97817.618

The government departments and its organizations owe rupees 1,36,lakhs to PDD.

 

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