Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, July 30:
Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has strongly opposed Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU)’s decision to raise security deposit amount for electricity consumers in its area of operation.
According to a recent CESU decision consumers have to deposit an amount equivalent to two months of their power consumption bill on the basis of an average derived from payments made by a consumer in a year. Failing which consumers have to pay penalty at the rate of 15 percent.
OPCC president Jayadev Jena compared CESU’s decision to hike security deposit to that of Jijia tax levied during the Mughal area.
The Congress leader told reporters here that the Congress would take to the streets if the power utility does not withdraw its anti-people decision.