3 weeks later, Dept Orderscovid Power Bill Waiver | Bhopal News

Bhopal: Nearly 3 weeks after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the waiver of unpaid covid-19 times bills for 88 lakh domestic consumers totaling around Rs 6,400 crores, the Department of Energy has issued orders for its implemented on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday inaugurated the scheme in Katni district where he distributed the certificates to beneficiaries.
The waiver scheme will cost the government Rs 6,400 crores, and of this money, a significant Rs 972 crores or around 15% will go to discoms as interest for unpaid dues that have been suspended for the period between August 2020 and now.
Under the program named “Mukhyamantri Vidyut Bilon Mein Rahat Yojana 2022”, all consumers with a load of up to 1 kilowatt whose unpaid bills were suspended in August 2020 will be eligible and will need to apply.
The entire consumer outstanding in August 2020 will be canceled – these discoms will have to bear the cost of the surcharge and 50% of the base fee and the remaining 50% will be borne by the government and a subsidy will be given to the discoms. After payment of the arrears on August 31, 2020, Discoms will issue certificates which will be attached to the invoices. Those whose connections were interrupted due to a backlog will need to re-establish their connections.

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