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No subsidised power to ministers, govt staff: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses a press conference, in Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (File image)

Guwahati: No subsidised power will be provided to any minister, officer or government employee in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.

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He has instructed the power department to install prepaid meters in government quarters, including residences in the ministerial colony.

Sarma, in a post on X, said that he was informed by power department officials during a recent interaction that a very nominal amount on account of the 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," he said.

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This measure aims at ensuring that "no subsidised power is enjoyed by ministers, officers, or government employees", the CM added.

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