News briefs: HCL to install ATMs for payment of electricity bills
Posted on: 11:17 PM IST Jul 29, 2013
The frequent experiments with the billing process in the city have not only left the discom officials sweating but have also made the consumers suffer.
After the experiments of on-the-spot billing in 2011-2012 and taking photos of meter reading by mobile phone in 2012, the recent experiment to print photo of meters on the bills have only left a hole in consumers pocket who now have to deposit bills for three months at one go.It has now been decided that HCL will be preparing software to calculate the bills of consumers so as to be compatible with the new any-time machines (ATMs) that will help deposit electricity bills. After HCL prepares the software, the making of the bills will be done by another company which is currently doing the work of billing and the same agency will issue the bills.Bhilwara: Seats still vacant in MLV Textile and Engineering College79 seats in MLV Textile and Engineering College of Bhilwaraare still vacant. The counselling for this year's session ended on Thursday with 320 seats filled. However, 12 students have demanded their fees back, hence increasing the number of vacant seats to 91.Rajasthan bags World No Tobacco Day awardThe state has bagged the World No Tobacco Day 2013 award. Rajasthan has become the only state in India to get this award. Dr Rakesh Gupta was given award in the individual category.Rajasthan University extends date for applying promotion under Career Advancement SchemeThe Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University has extended the date for applying for promotions under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) till August 31. The VC issued this order on Sunday to clear doubts about the promotions process under the CAS scheme. An orientation programme will also be conducted for the faculties to give them knowledge about the provision of Academic Performance Indicator (API) under the CAS.Jaipur: JMC to open tender for street lights maintenanceThere are around 1.70 lakh poles of street lights in the city. Around 60% lights of them are not working properly or are damaged. The tender for maintenance of streetlights ended around two months back, and the new tender has not been given to any contractor as yet. The outer parts of the city like Amber Road, Sirsi Road, Jagatpura and Khatipura are worst-affected. On Tonk Road, more than 50% streetlights are out of order. Similar is the story in Malviya Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Jyoti Nagar, Imli Phatak and Himmat Nagar.