Kashmir News Trust #KNT
Local power consumers in Kashmir Valley are taking advantage of the ‘Amnesty Scheme’ declared by Jammu Kashmir Power Development Corporation.
JKPDCL has been organizing various programs to make consumers aware of the benefits of the ‘Power Amnesty Scheme.
An official from JKPDCL, Farhan Manzoor who looked after the event at Ilahi Bagh Srinagar told news agency Kashmir News Trust that more and more consumers are taking benefits under the scheme and are paying the principal amount.
He said under the ‘Power Amnesty Scheme’ 100% interest/surcharge on outstanding electricity bills in favor of domestic consumers accumulated up to March 31, 2022, is being waived off and the outstanding principal amount arrears will have to be paid by the consumers in a maximum of 12 installments.
“The Power Department could have taken a legal course to recover bills from the defaulters but it came up with this scheme in the interest of the domestic consumers. It is a good scheme and is helping the defaulters to clear their pending bills,” he added.
The official informed that power bills worth over Rs 1800 crore are pending with the defaulters. “This scheme will not only ease the burden of the consumers but will also help the government to generate revenue,” Farhan Manzoor said adding that consumers will not have to pay interest and surcharge on pending bills. [KNT]