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Yogi govt launches One Time Settlement Scheme to provide relief to electricity consumers

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  • Early birds will benefit the most, says energy minister
  • Consumers who register for OTS till November 30 will get maximum benefits
  • UPPCL appeals to consumers to take immediate benefit of One Time Settlement Scheme
  • Consumers will also be able to pay their dues in installments through One Time Settlement Scheme

By Our Correspondent

Lucknow: The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday launched a One-Time Settlement Scheme (OTS) to provide relief to the state’s electricity consumers. The key feature of this scheme is that consumers, who come early for OTS, will receive more benefits while those who register by November 30 will receive maximum advantage of the scheme, according to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL).

Notably, this scheme will run in three phases for a total of 54 days from November 8 to December 31, 2023. The first phase of this plan will run from November 8 to November 30, the second phase from December 1 to December 15, and the third phase from December 16 to December 31.

The UPPCL has appealed to the consumers to avail more benefits of the scheme immediately. To benefit from this plan, consumers can register at any departmental billing counter, SDO or XEN office, or on the UPPCL website.

Energy Minister A.K. Sharma shared information on Wednesday, stating that from November 8, a One-Time Settlement Scheme (OTS) has been implemented for electricity consumers in Uttar Pradesh. He highlighted a special feature of this attractive scheme, which is “come early, get more benefits.” Therefore, consumers are encouraged to quickly take advantage of this plan by registering at any departmental billing counter, SDO or XEN office, or on the http://uppcl.org website.

This scheme pays special attention to domestic consumers and farmers. They have been granted a 100 percent discount on surcharges and the convenience of paying their outstanding amount in a maximum of 12 installments.

Under this scheme, domestic consumers with a load of up to 1 kilowatt and farmers with up to LMV-5 will receive a 100 percent discount on surcharges for full payment of their outstanding amount by December 15. During this period, depositing the outstanding amount in 12 installments will result in a 90 percent discount. After this, there will be 80 percent discount on full payment and 70 percent discount on payment in 12 installments.

Domestic consumers with load more than one kilowatt will get 90 percent discount on full payment of their dues by November 30, 80 percent discount on payment in 3 installments and 70 percent discount on payment in 6 installments. From December 1 to December 15, a full payment will result in an 80 percent discount, a 70 percent discount for payment in 3 installments, and a 60 percent discount for payment in 6 installments.

Similarly, after December 16, a 70 percent discount will apply for full payment, a 60 percent discount for payment in 3 installments, and a 50 percent discount for payment in 6 installments.

Commercial consumers with up to 3 kilowatt load will get 80 percent discount on full payment of their dues by November 30 and 70 percent discount on payment in 3 installments. In the subsequent phases, there will be 10 percent less discount on payment in both the options respectively.

Commercial consumers with load more than three kilowatts will get 60 percent discount on full payment till November 30 and 50 percent discount on payment in 3 installments. In the subsequent phases, there will be a discount of 10 percent in both the options respectively.

Private commercial institutions will get 50 percent discount on full payment of their dues by November 30 and 40 percent discount on payment in 3 installments. In the subsequent phases, there will be 10 percent less discount on payment in both the options respectively.

Industrial consumers will get 50 percent discount on full payment till November 30 and 40 percent discount on payment of dues in 3 installments. In the subsequent phases, there will be 10 percent less discount on payment in both the options respectively.

 

 

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