Bills Waiver Scheme extended till Jan 31

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Chandigarh, Jan 11 (UNI) The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has extended the period for availing the benefit of Electricity Bills Waiver Scheme to the dropout defaulter domestic and tubewell consumers of rural area to avoid disconnections.

They can now deposit their current bills by January 31. Two more consumer friendly schemes of the Nigams--Surcharge Waiver Scheme in urban areas and VDS for declaration of unauthorised extension of load--will also be operative up to January 31.

A spokesman for the Power Utilities said today that the chance under the Bill Waiver Scheme had been given to those consumers who had deposited at least one current bill during the period from June 16, 2005 to May 31, 2007. The willing consumers will be required to deposit the outstanding amount in lump-sum.

He clarified that no fresh consumer would be allowed to opt for the scheme now.

He said that the decision to give the last chance had been taken keeping in view that many consumers had initially opted for the scheme and deposited one or more installments. They were now willing to deposit the unpaid amount without surcharge to avoid disconnections as the Nigams had intensified the disconnection campaign against the non payers.

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