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No subsidized power for Assam Ministers, Govt officials: CM Sarma

First Published: 11th February, 2024 12:41 IST

He gave the instruction to install individual prepaid meters in every government quarter, including residences in the ministerial colony.

In a move to ensure that no subsidized power is enjoyed by ministers, officers, or government employees, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has instructed the Power Department to install individual prepaid meters in every government quarter, including residences in the ministerial colony.

On Sunday, Chief Minister Sarma stated that he was informed by officials from the Power Department, that a nominal monthly power bill was deducted from the salaries of ministers and senior officers.

Following which he gave the instruction to install individual prepaid meters in every government quarter, including residences in the ministerial colony.

Taking to X, CM Sarma wrote, “During my recent interactions with officials from the Power Department, I was informed for the first time that a very nominal monthly power bill is deducted from the salaries of ministers and senior officers.”

“Immediately, I instructed the department to install individual prepaid meters in every government quarter, including residences in the ministerial colony. This measure aims to ensure that no subsidized power is enjoyed by ministers, officers, or government employees”, he added.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ajanta Neog is set to present the state budget for fiscal 2024-25 in the Assembly on February 12.

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