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- Municipality sealed power office and committed an act of defamation: Superintending Engineer
- Clarification of electricity connection cut due to pending bill of 18 lakhs of the municipality
For the last 3-4 days, the municipality and PGVCL in the city of Barwala have been clashing over the light bill and tax arrears and there was a conflict between the two offices to the point of cutting and sealing the connections of each other’s offices. Later, with the persuasion of higher officials, the municipality broke the seals of the office and the power company switched on the electricity supply to the municipality.
About this incident Botad PGVCL Superintendent Engineer B.K. Dave stated that no tax of PGVCL is due to Barwala Municipality and Barwala Municipality has paid Rs. 2 has been demanded and it has been stated that PGVCL pillars exist in Barwala municipality area and the total tax of Rs. 2 times per pillar is due for Rs. And providing uninterrupted power supply in Kutch district is an undertaking of the state government.
Thus, taking into account Sections 12 and 67 of the Indian Electricity Act 1910 and Electricity Act 2003, no consent, permission is required for the power supply organization (licensed) to construct the power line or use the goods under it. That providing electricity supply is a facility provided to the citizens so by the Barwala Palika Rs. 46 lakhs of PGVCL tax is completely baseless, against the law.