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Final Extension | KPDCL extends amnesty scheme until March 2025

13,985 consumers benefit, Rs 12.42 Cr revenue collected
01:21 AM May 23, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Srinagar, May 22 :  Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) Wednesday urged its domestic consumers to come forward and avail the interest waiver offered by the government under the Power Amnesty Scheme, which should help them settle their long-pending bills.

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In a statement issued here, a KPDCL spokesman said that the Power Amnesty Scheme notified in 2022, has now been extended till March 31, 2025, to facilitate those domestic consumers who have not been able to avail its benefits earlier.

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Expressing satisfaction with the positive response received to the Power Amnesty Scheme, the KPDCL spokesman advised the consumers to approach their concerned Electric Subdivision to clear outstanding electricity dues without a late payment surcharge as per the scheme.

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“Consumers can either pay their principal amount due to KPDCL in full or in equal instalments to claim waiver on interest charged to settle their claims,” he said, reiterating government has ordered that the Scheme shall not be further extended beyond March 31, 2025.

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A total of 13,985 domestic consumers have availed the scheme for waiver on late payment surcharge with KDPCL collecting revenue of Rs 12.41 crore so far.

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Urging the domestic consumers to avail the last opportunity provided by the government, the KPDCL spokesman said that as per the orders issued, it would be left with no option but to disconnect the consumers without any further notice, who do not avail the scheme benefits.

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Highlighting the ongoing inspections and disconnection drives being undertaken by KPDCL, the spokesman asked the consumers to clear their outstanding bills, failing which their connections would be snapped.

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“Tickets are being raised for disconnection of smart-metered consumers for non-payment of dues,” he said. “Heavy penalties are also being imposed on flat-rated consumers for exceeding their sanctioned energy loads”

The KPDCL spokesman said that all Electric Subdivisions were enhancing the load of the flat-rated consumers in a calibrated manner as per consumption, after undertaking a proper load survey, with a focus on high-end consumers.

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