Even government offices do not pay electricity tariff
Bhaktapur, Jan 28: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Bhaktapur branch is yet to recover approximately Rs 130.8 million in electricity tariff.
This amount in due is because even the government offices in the District fail to clear their electricity tariff on time.
According to the NEA Bhaktapur branch, the Bhaktapur Municipality has the largest amount in due at Rs 54.5 million.
Various other government offices in the Bhaktapur district are yet to clear Rs 2.969 million, the Guthi Sansthan Rs 1.946 million, the 16 previous VDC offices (now four new municipalities) Rs 8.319 million and the Taleju Temple Management Committee under the Guthi Sansthan Rs 1.9 million.
Similarly, Rs 2.149 million electricity tarriff of street lamps and various temples remains in arrears, the NEA Bhaktapur branch stated.
It is stated the Bhaktapur Municipality has not paid the electricity bill for many years.
Meanwhile, the NEA Bhaktapur sold electricity worth Rs 317.3 million in the last six and half months but only managed to collect Rs 295.6 million.