New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) Noting that several consumers were facing harassment after their meters being termed tampered or faulty, Delhi Power Minister A K Walia today proposed a new Amnesty scheme for change of tampered meters.
Addressing a high level weekly power review meeting, attended by CEOs of BPRL and BPYL and senior officers of the NDPL and the Power Department, Dr Walia called for putting an end to harassment being meted out to honest and law abiding power consumers.
Dr Walia instructed the Power Department to devise a proposal regarding the new amnesty scheme and obtain concurrence of the DERC.
Under the new scheme, customers would have to bear only the cost of new meter. This would help in making the entire system of billing smooth and satisfactory as far as customers are concerned.
Dr Walia said a large number of consumers were still facing harassment and were not able to get their meter changed after their meters being termed as tampered or faulty. He added that it would be in the best interest of DISTCOMS to give another chance to those customers, hence, a fresh Amnesty Scheme seems to be justified.
It is proposed to make the fresh Amnesty Scheme effective for two months w.e.f from February 1.
It may be recalled that around 4000 customers were benefited with an earlier Amnesty Scheme.
On this occasion, Dr Walia also reiterated the need for stabilization of the power distribution system.
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