The Power Development Department (PDD) today issued disconnection notice to over 300 defaulters of Jammu division with power dues above Rs 10 lakh.
The defaulters' list includes Congress headquarters at Jammu and many government departments that have outstanding bills ranging from over Rs 10 lakh to Rs 47.76 crore.
According to the notification, the total dues pending with this category of defaulters account for over Rs 170.51 crore.
"Two week's disconnection notice is hereby issued to the defaulting consumers having past arrears on account of electricity charges equal to Rs 10 lakhs and above as on 02-02-2016. These consumers are requested to clear the balance within two week's time failing which power to their installations shall be disconnected without further notice," the PDD notice stated.
The PDD has also warned the defaulters that their supply shall not be restored till the past dues are deposited.
"After consumers deposit past dues, the installation shall be reconnected within two days as prescribed under regulation 8.12 of J&K SERC Supply Code Regulation, 2011," it reads.
The PDD, through its notice has also asked other defaulters to liquidate their balances to avoid similar notices and subsequent disconnections.
Meanwhile, PDD has also issued the list of 320 defaulters having arrears above Rs 10 lakh.
Prominent defaulters include Congress Party Headquarters (Rs 24.46 lakh); Hotel Hari Niwas Palace-Manda (Rs 1.5 crore); government run JKTDC Residency Road (Rs 21 lakh); Radio Kashmir Jammu Staff Quarters (Rs 48 lakh); Kala Kendra, Bikram Chowk (Rs 48.55 lakh); Director School Education Jammu, Muthi (Rs 31.31 lakh); State Bank of Patiala Gandhi Nagar (Rs 67.55 lakh); State Housing Board (Rs 48.08 lakh); Ashoka Hotel (Rs 21.67 lakh); BSNL Udhampur (Rs 13 Lakh) and Yougal Sons Gandhi Nagar (Rs 32 lakh).
The defaulters with lakhs of outstanding bills also include, 27 small scale industries in Samba subdivision with cumulative dues of Rs 31.83 crore, paramilitary forces in sub division Ramban and commercial establishments and properties owned by the family members of former ministers and sitting legislators.