November 25, 2009

Cash Starved Punjab State Electricity Board Splurges Crores on Rest House For Chief Minister's Convenience

A report carried out by the highly reputed daily " The Tribune " on misuse of PSEB's funds was a topic of animated discussion among Jalandhar citizens.

According to information provided under RTI , Punjab State Electricity Board ( PSEB ) has spend crores on construction and renovation of its Rest House in \village Badal ( Muktsar ). This facility seems to be used for Chief Minister's convenience.

It is really shocking that whereas PSEB cites reasons of near bankruptcy for hiking rates on urban paid consumers ,it is spending crores on politicians.

Whereas an agriculturist who may be owning land whose market worth may run into hundreds of crores is being given free electricity , an urban shopkeeper who may be earning Rs. 100 or so daily is being charged at PENAL ( COMMERCIAL ) rate for his "crime" of earning his livelihood.

It seems we are still being governed by feudal lords.

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