Chandigarh: Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Anil Joshi on Monday advised all industrial consumers to deposit outstanding water and sewerage bills within a month and after that the government would be forced to levy surcharge and penalty on the bills.

An official spokesman said Industry Minister earlier waived off surcharge and penalty imposed on outstanding bills till March 31, 2012 but many industrialist despite the waiver of surcharge failed to deposit the bill by due date.

He said after holding meeting with the industrialists, minister has issued recent orders to deposit outstanding bills within a month from July 19, 2012.


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