Haryana Government launched a unique scheme for settlement of electricity bills of domestic consumers belonging to Antyodaya families

"Haryana Govt introduces special scheme to settle electricity bills of Antyodaya families.
Haryana Govt introduces special scheme
Chandigarh, July 27 – The Haryana Government has decided to launch a Bill Waiver Scheme for Antyodaya families in the State. Antyodaya families having verified income up to Rs. 1 lakh per annum as per Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) data will be eligible under this scheme.  Additionally, the electricity connection is continued or disconnected and the average monthly usage of electricity for the previous 12 months is or was up to 150 units, and electricity bills have not been paid for two billing cycles or more.

While giving this information today, a spokesperson of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) said that under this scheme, the applicant would have to pay only the basic amount of the last 12 months, which would be a maximum of Rs. 3,600. The applicant could deposit this amount in lump sum or in 6 interest-free installments.

He said that in case of disconnected connections, if the connection is disconnected within a period of 6 months, then this connection would be restored on payment of full amount or payment of first instalment. If the connection has been disconnected for more than 6 months, then it would be considered as a new connection and it would be restored only after depositing the advance consumption amount.

He further said that in case of disputed bills, the eligible Antyodaya families would have to pay 25 percent of the disputed amount or Rs. 3600, whichever is less. Apart from this, the cases of power theft which are prior to this scheme could also opt for this scheme. Provided that they pay 100 percent of the compounding amount in lump sum and 50 percent of the penalty amount or Rs. 3600, whichever is less.

The spokesman said that UHBVN is committed to provide continuous and uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers of the state.  He urged all the eligible families to come forward and take maximum advantage of this unique scheme of the State Government and join the mainstream.