Deadline for surcharge waiver scheme extended

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Chandigarh, Dec 4 (UNI) Haryana Power Distribution Corporations have decided to give one more chance to the defaulting consumers of domestic category of urban areas to avail the benefit of surcharge waiver scheme.

The last date of availing the benefit of the scheme has been extended upto December 31.

An official spokesman today said the benefit of the scheme would be available to those non payers who had been defaulters on March 31 and continued as such. The scheme would also be available to both connected and disconnected consumers.

He said that 100 per cent surcharge would be waived off on liquidation of outstanding principal amount in lump sum or six equal monthly installments and the non payers were required to ensure that there was no default in payment of current bills.

He said the facility of reconnection would also be made available as per Nigam's instructions. The scheme would not be available to the consumers whose cases had been pending.

The benefit of the scheme would be provided in case of withdrawal of pending court cases before December 31 but it would not be applicable to such court cases which were on account of theft of electricity, he said.

He said that earlier, the Utilities had launched a disconnection campaign against the non payers during the month of November last.

The last date of disconnection campaign had also been extended to December 15 and the staff had been directed to made disconnections on holidays also.


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