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Wattandaily.com8 Reports: Government Urges Compliance with Electricity Dues Clearance for Government Employees and Contractors in Kashmir Division

In a bid to bolster revenue collection and ensure financial prudence, the Government has issued a directive urging District Magistrates in the Kashmir Division to enforce the clearance of electricity dues by Government employees and contractors.

The Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), responsible for revenue collection on electricity charges, faces the challenge of recovering dues from various consumer segments, including Government personnel and contractors involved in developmental projects.

To address this issue, the Government has set specific revenue targets for KPDCL in the current fiscal year. Regular review meetings, overseen at the highest levels, underscore the importance of timely revenue collection, with progress updates shared weekly.

Highlighting the significance of compliance, the Finance Department has issued directives emphasizing the timely recovery of Government dues related to power consumption from employees.

As part of the proactive measures, District Magistrates are urged to issue circular directions to all Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs), District Treasury Officers, and Treasury Officers within their jurisdiction. The directive mandates the clearance of electricity dues before the disbursement of salaries to Government employees. Similarly, contractors must settle their outstanding power bills before receiving payments for their developmental projects.

This initiative is poised to significantly contribute to revenue targets and safeguard the finances of the Union Territory Exchequer.

The Government’s emphasis on fiscal responsibility and efficient revenue management underscores its commitment to ensuring financial stability and sustainability in the region.

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