The Meghalaya High Court will tomorrow examine the affidavit filed by JUD Cement regarding payment of pending electricity bills to Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MPDCL).
On October 21, MPDCL had disconnected electricity supply to JUD Cement plant at Thangskai, East Jaintia Hills for non-payment of energy bills amounting to Rs 18.72 crore.
However, the power supply was restored to the cement plant at Thangskai, East Jaintia Hills on October 21 at around 9:30 pm.
It may be mentioned that the order to cut power supply to JUD Cement from October 21 was issued by MPDCL on October 12 as the cement company failed to pay the current electricity bills and outstanding dues which have accumulated to Rs 18.72 crore as on October 6.
Meanwhile, JUD Cement on October 21 sought one day’s time from the Meghalaya High Court to comply with the order of the court passed on October 7.
The company also gave an undertaking before the court that the current electricity bills would be paid to MPDCL. It also assured the court to submit a proposal for clearing the pending bills with interest.
The High Court bench of Justice Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew has directed the cement company to file its affidavit on this matter on October 22.