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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a settlement scheme for electricity bill disputes on Sunday, the city government said on Friday.

According to a government statement, the settlement scheme for electricity bill disputes will be named as “Bijli Bil Vivad Samadhan Scheme” and will be launched by the chief minister at an event in east Delhi. All criminal/civil proceedings, if any, related to these cases, will be withdrawn. The settlement scheme would continue for a month.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Power Minister Satyendar Jain would be present during the launch of the one-time settlement scheme, which aims to provide relief to the poor and medium income group consumers of the city.

“Consumers residing in JJ clusters who could not pay their dues in the past will be charged at Rs.250 per month only for the period for which they have not paid the dues. A  late payment surcharge will be fully waived off. The dues can be paid in six monthly installments,” the statement said.

“To give relief to the small and medium consumers of domestic category with load up to 11 kW and are booked for direct theft, entire late payment surcharge and two-third of the balance outstanding amount of the bill will be waived if they pay the total amount in one go,” it said, adding “If the consumer agrees to clear the outstanding in four monthly installments, 60 percent of the outstanding balance will be waived off.”
(IANS)

 

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)