Over 450 farmers respons to VDS of DHBVN

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Chandigarh, Nov 8 (UNI) The voluntary disclosure scheme (VDS) of unauthorised extension load launched by the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), for tubewells, has evoked enthusiastic response with over 450 farmers declaring 1075 kilowatt load to get regularised without paying any penalty.

A spokesman of the DHBVN said here today that under the VDS, the farmers who have raised the capacity of their motors with out permission may declare the same voluntarily in the office of concerned Assistant General Manager/Operation by submitting an "Application&Agreement" form, up to December 31, 2008. Their load shall be regularised without charging any penalty.

However, the consumers will have to deposit advance consumption security and submit a test report for the extended load.

The spokesman said that the DHBVN had already carried a survey.

After the scheme is over, raids would be conducted to detect unauthorised extension of load and heavy penalty will be imposed as per rules on the erring consumers.

Under the scheme, the farmers who have extended existing electricity supply to new bore in case of bore failure may also declare the extension voluntarily.

In such cases, no unauthorised use of electricity/theft shall be booked against them and the supply to the new bore shall be regularized as per the existing instructions of the Nigam.

Benefit of the above mentioned scheme shall be permitted to the consumers who are not defaulters or who have made entire payment of their all outstanding dues.

This scheme would also be available to the consumers who have already applied for extension in load and whose applications are under process for approval.

UNI XC JN MMS1953

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