Another promise fulfilled“Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana” launched for domestic consumers

Bhopal : February 14, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): Energy Minister Shri Priyavrat Singh has informed that the “Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana’ has been launched for permanent domestic power consumers in the state. The beneficiaries of the scheme will be given bill of maximum Rs 100 for consumption of up to 100 units, but if the bill is less than Rs 100 after adding the existing tariff and electricity tariff then the actual amount will be payable. Shri Singh said that with the implementation of the scheme, another promise related to the Energy Department has been fulfilled.
All consumers of Saral Bijli Bill Scheme to be included in new scheme
Energy Minister Shri Singh told that all the consumers of the Saral Bijli Bill Scheme will be included in the scheme. Received/ Pending eligible applications of the Saral Bijli Bill will also be valid in this scheme. The plan will be applicable from the upcoming billing cycle starting from February 25 and thereafter. The bill of the beneficiaries will be calculated according to the tariff of the Power Regulatory Commission. Billing for the unmetered consumers with connected load will be done by the commission will be billed at the rate fixed in the tariff order in the rural areas. In urban areas, billing will be done on meter basis.
Connected load consumers of up to 1000 watt included in the scheme
Shri Singh has said that if the electricity meter in the premises of any consumer where meters were installed beforehand gets defected, there if the average of last 3 months is less than 100 units, then accordingly it will be approved. If the average consumption exceeds 100 units, the billing limit will be 100 units. Defective meters will be replaced soon. The scheme will include consumers with connected load of upto only 1000 watt. Consumers using air conditioners and heaters will not be eligible.
Benefits of Saral Scheme will be available to SC/ST consumers as before
Domestic Saral Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe consumers who fall under the Below Poverty Line will be able to avail the benefits of Indira Griha Jyoti Yojana and the exemption of energy charges and fuel charges currently available will also continue. In case of consumption exceeding 100 units in a month, the payment of energy charge, FCA, meter charges, electricity charges applicable to the consumption of more than 100 units, will be paid by the consumer himself as per the existing tariff. The amount of difference of the hike in the fixed charge on consumption of more than 100 units will also be payable by the beneficiary himself.
Apart from the the prescribed criteria of the Power Regulatory Commission, no other calculated unit will be added to the electricity bill by the distribution companies. The subsidy given by the government will be clearly mentioned in the bills issued in the scheme.
Instructions have been issued to make the necessary changes in the software of the power companies to make benefits available of the upcoming billing to the consumers. The other subsidies applicable for the domestic consumer will continue as usual.