Crescent Kashmir

Amnesty Scheme Extended for JK Electricity Consumers

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SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council which met here under the Chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, approved the extension of Amnesty Scheme-2022 up to 31-3-2025 in favour of  Domestic Consumers of electricity, a DIPR statement said.

The scheme provides for waving off 100 percent interest, surcharge on outstanding principal amount. In UT of JK, the domestic consumer category comprises over 86 percent of JKPDD consumers and around 50 percent of total energy consumption in the UT is from the said category of the consumers.

However, almost 30 percent of these Domestic consumers (approximately 5.50 lakh) in the said sector are either making staggered payments or have not made any payment towards their electricity bills primarily due to a huge accumulation of outstanding power dues including late payment surcharges/interest which is leading to high commercial losses to JKPDD/ Discoms.

The Amnesty Scheme has resulted in the recovery of Rs 235.58 crore from domestic consumers. Domestic consumers shall benefit by waving off the surcharge amount and payments of the principal amount in affordable installments (EMIs).

“The Government/DISCOMS shall be able to recover the outstanding principal amount which shall result in decreasing the ARR/ACS gap and shall have a positive effect on lowering AT&C losses too,” it reads,


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