Cabinet approves Amnesty Scheme for electricity consumers

Waives 100% surcharge on outstanding electricity bills, Electricity duty reduced by 12%

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 21: The Cabinet which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, approved rationalisation of the electricity duty by reducing the existing rate of 22% to 10% in respect of all consumers w.e.f the date of notification.

It also asked PDD to organise special camps in each division for successful implementation of the scheme besides approved outsourcing of the activities of meter reading and bill distribution by the PDD.

The Cabinet also passed instructions for the J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission to review distribution of tariff structure twice a year and make recommendations to the government for its consideration.

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