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Tribune press service

Patiala, August 3

Following the approval of the State Government, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) today issued an official circular to waive “Arrears pending until 31st December 2021 and not paid before 30th June 2022” electricity bills of all domestic consumers. The PSPCL claimed that the Punjab government would compensate it for all such waivers and also reimburse the additional cost of reconnecting old power connections.

In the run up to the elections, national AAP organizer Arvind Kejriwal promised free electricity for up to 300 units in addition to waiving pending electricity bills. Last month, the government claimed that the scheme would soon be implemented and that all domestic consumers with pending bills would benefit from it.

The government has informed all Chief Engineers of the bill exemption for domestic consumers using electricity for residential purposes only. The circular stated that the waiver would exclude all other consumers, including public hospitals, dispensaries, all places of worship, etc., covered by the domestic supply tariff schedule.

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