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    Jammu KashmirKPDCL waives off Rs 53.11 Cr under Amnesty Scheme

    KPDCL waives off Rs 53.11 Cr under Amnesty Scheme


    1.02 lakh benefited, scheme continues till March 31

    Srinagar, Jul 10: In a major relief to domestic consumers, Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has till date waived off Rs 53.11 Crores on account of late payment surcharge under Government's Power Amnesty Scheme.

    KPDCL official in a statement said, “So far, 1.02 lakh domestic consumers have availed waiver benefit by paying their principal amount under the scheme which was announced in 2022 and later extended by the government this year till March 31, 2025.”

    In a statement released to the press today, the KPDCL spokesman urged the domestic consumers to take benefit of waiver on late payment surcharge and settle their long pending bills.

    “Domestic consumers are advised to approach their concerned Electric Subdivision to settle their bills. They can pay principal amount due to KPDCL in full or in equal installments to claim the waiver,” he said, while reiterating that the scheme shall not be extended further beyond March 31, 2025.

    In order to provide succor to the domestic consumers, KPDCL has so far collected revenue of Rs.144 Crores under the Power Amnesty Scheme, after forfeiting an amount of Rs.53.11 Crores on account of late payment surcharge.

    The DISCOM further said that in order to facilitate the consumers, Power Amnesty Camps are also being held across all Electric Subdivisions of KPDCL.

    “There has been an overwhelming response to the scheme in these camps, with many consumers settling their bills. However, still a large number of consumers with huge outstanding dues are yet to approach the concerned Subdivisions for settling their bills,” he added.

    The KPDCL spokesman further stated that as per the orders issued by the DISCOM, it will intensify electricity disconnections of all those domestic consumers who are not willing to avail benefits of the Power Amnesty Scheme.

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