New Delhi, May 9: In Delhi, power consumers using up to 400 units will pay Rs 2 per unit. The state government announced revised subsidy scheme on Wednesday. While those consuming 100 units will be receiving a subsidy of 100 per month on fixed charges. Also Read - No Chance Of Schools Resuming Soon: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
According to PTI, the Cabinet of the AAP government decided to extend its existing subsidy scheme with revisions that will benefit around 41 lakh registered connection holders in Delhi. The decisions were taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Also Read - Does Haryana Need Lockdown? Read Deputy CM's Latest Statement
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said due to revision in existing power subsidy scheme, the electricity bills will remain the same or will decrease in some cases. Also Read - COVID-19: With 37,975 New Infections, India's Total Tally Surge To 91,77,841
In March, Delhi’s power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) had hiked the fixed charges but reduced the per unit rates of electricity consumed, due to which the AAP government’s existing 50 per cent power subsidy scheme for the consumption of up to 400 units had varied.
Discoms continue to owe a cumulative amount of Rs 8,000 crore to Delhi government owned DTL and IPGCL-PPCL, therefore the subsidy amount will be credited to these government-owned utilities, the statement stated.
“In addition to this, the Cabinet also approved a subsidy of Rs 100 per month per consumer on fixed electricity charges for domestic consumers consuming upto 100 units per month,” the government said in a statement. The government said the Cabinet has asked the DERC to conduct a special audit of subsidy amount through an external auditor to ensure its actual passage to the consumers.
(With PTI inputs)