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Assam CM ends subsidised power for Officials, installs prepaid meters

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Guwahati, Feb 11: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma declared on Sunday that no subsidized power would be extended to ministers, officials, or government employees in Assam. He directed the power department to install prepaid meters in government quarters, including those in the ministerial colony.

Taking to X, CM Himanta Biswa 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.

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