Chandigarh, Jul 23 (UNI) The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has re-introduced Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for tubewell consumers to regularise un-authorised loads of higher size motors and submersible pump sets used by them.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said that special camps were also being organised at many places to regularise such loads at nominal charges without any penalty.
Regularisation charges have been fixed at Rs 1000 for per BHP for extended load only. However the rate of security would remain Rs 200 per BHP for extended loads only.
Tubewell connections released within last 3 years either under general category or any other priority category would not be entitled to get un-authorised load regularised under VDS. However such consumers are allowed to get their load regularised at the rate of Rs 3000 per BHP, except for connections released under discretionary quota of Chairman, the rate for enhancing load would be Rs 5000 per BHP.
He said the farmers should contact the concerned field office to regularise their un-authorised tubewell loads before July 31.
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