|Demo against power tariff hike|
GUWAHATI, June 23 The All India Trade Union Congress, Assam State Committee recently staged a demonstration before Bidyut Bhawan protesting against the hike in power tariff.
The committee demanding withdrawal of the decision to hike power tariff said that the authorities should first take steps to stop the rampant corruption in the department and check power theft.
We condemn the decision to increase power tariff by 13 paise per unit from July 1, said the committee pointing out that the common consumers along with the small and medium industries would be the worst affected by this hike.
The committee further said that the authorities had no right to increase power tariff when long hours of load shedding and unannounced power cuts were regular features in the State.
Installation of meters and recovery of the backlog amount from the govt departments was also demanded.