'Transfer tube-well connections free of cost'
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to immediately do away with the condition of seeking a test report from the eligible legal heir of a deceased for transferring tube-well connections.Updated: Jun 04, 2013, 22:58 IST
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to immediately do away with the condition of seeking a test report from the eligible legal heir of a deceased for transferring tube-well connections.
Badal ordered that the connections be transferred free of cost without charging the advance consumption deposits.
The chief minister took the decision at a meeting with a delegation of Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur), led by president Pishora Singh Sidhu, here on Tuesday.
The chief minister told the PSPCL authorities to follow the earlier procedure for transferring connections in the name of legal heir of the deceased on the basis of succession certificate attested by the nambardar or sarpanch of the village.
Responding to a demand regarding the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme that the rates for enhancing load capacity of motors be slashed from Rs 4,500 to Rs 1,000 per BHP in view of the depleting water table, the chief minister told the PSPCL chairman to take up the matter with the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission.
To a demand for ensuring uninterrupted power supply to farmers for 12 hours during the ensuing paddy and cotton season, Badal said all efforts would be made to provide adequate power to the farmers.
Referring to another demand, Badal said the state government had already framed a new tube-well policy to release 25,000 connections.