Chandigarh, Nov 10 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has introduced the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for declaration of unauthorised use of power with immediate effect.
The scheme would remain operational upto December 31, 2007, a spokesman of the DHBVN said here today.
He said the VDS would be applicable to both domestic and non-domestic consumers in rural as well as urban areas. The scheme would be a golden opportunity for getting regularised the unauthorised use of power without paying any penalty.
Under the VDS, the consumers desirous of declaring their unauthorized load voluntarily can make application on ''Application and Agreement'' (A&A) form giving detail of load to be extended. They are not required to submit any fresh terms and conditions and affidavits.
The consumers may give an undertaking that they would abide by all terms and conditions of power supply.
The domestic consumers will have to deposit Advance Consumption Security (ACS) at new rates, while the non-domestic consumers are required to deposit fixed connection charges also for getting the unauthorised load regularised. No penalty would be imposed on them for regularising the declared load.
Meanwhile, The DHBVN has extended the ongoing voluntary disclosure scheme (VDS) for unauthorized extension of load on tube wells and unauthorized shifting of tube wells upto November 30, 2007.
The spokesman said that under the VDS, the farmers could disclose the unauthorised extension of load on their tube wells voluntarily on agreement and application (A&A) form. No additional terms and conditions or affidavits or test reports are required, if the load is up to 20 KW.