Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

Just two days after profitable a Lok Sabha bypoll with focus primarily on its people-centric schemes, together with free electrical energy of 300 models each family, the AAP authorities in Punjab on Monday introduced the brand new electrical energy tariff with a per unit enhance starting from 25 to 89 paise for home and industrial customers.

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the brand new tariff for individuals who devour greater than 300 models per 30 days and for the non-residential sector that doesn’t get any subsidy.

As per the brand new tariffs, which can come into impact from May 16, the costs for these having a load of as much as 2 KW have been revised to Rs 4.19 per unit for the primary 100 models (a rise of 70 paise per unit), Rs 6.64 per unit for 101 to 300 models (a rise of 80 paise per unit), and Rs 7.75 per unit for above 300 models (a rise of 45 paise per unit).

For these having a load between 2 KW and seven KW, the prevailing cost is Rs 3.74 per unit for the primary 100 models, Rs 5.84 per unit for 101 to 300 models, and Rs 7.30 per unit for above 300 models. Whereas, the brand new tariff will likely be Rs 4.44 per unit, Rs 6.64 per unit, and Rs 7.75 per unit for the primary 100 models, 101 to 300 models, and above 300 models, respectively.

In the commercial class, the tariff has been elevated from Rs 5.53 to Rs 5.67 per unit for these consuming as much as 20 KVA.

Justifying the hike, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann stated the revised tariff wouldn’t impression the widespread individuals. The enhance could be borne by the federal government.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal stated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had mastered the politics of lies and deception by invoking a large energy hike throughout all classes of customers instantly after profitable the Jalandhar by-poll.

Demanding a direct withdrawal of the again breaking hike, the SAD president stated “AAP has penalised Punjabis for reposing faith in the party and betrayed their trust”.

In an announcement right here, the SAD president stated “AAP contested the Jalandhar by-poll by showcasing its 300 models free energy scheme. Even that has been successfully dismantled with at this time’s energy hike. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s rivalry that the Punjab authorities will subsidise customers for the extra value borne by them whereas availing the 300 unit’s free scheme by paying the identical to PSPCL is a watch wash.

“The government already owes Rs 20, 400 crore to PSPCL and is in no position to take on an additional burden.”

Badal stated “the AAP government has increased the power tariff of all categories, including the lowest brackets. In fact, the increase has been the most for the lowest categories with consumers in the zero to 100 units facing an increase of 70 paise per unit and those in the 100 to 300 unit category facing a hike of 80 paise per unit.”

Asserting that the widespread man could be most affected, Badal stated: “AAP has shown its true colours. It has proved that it cannot be trusted. It deliberately postponed the power hike till after the Jalandhar parliamentary by-poll and is again lying to consumers that it will subsidise the weaker sections. If it aims to do so then why has it imposed this hike in the first place?”

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