The East Corporation has decided to attach the accounts of BSES Yamuna over the non-payment of arrears amounting to Rs. 7 crore.
The corporations, which take 5% of the electricity bill for maintenance of streetlights, have outsourced the maintenance and collection of the tax to the discoms, which get 3% of the tax.
According to the rules, the amount has to be remitted to the corporation within 40 days of its collection.
The corporation had served two notices to the discom in August. "They paid us R5 crore out of Rs. 12 crore dues on Thursday but the dues of three more months remain unpaid. The officials will attach the accounts on Monday, " YS Mann, Director (press and information) said.