No less than 615,000 individuals have utilized to avail energy subsidy beneath the AAP authorities’s ‘Voluntary Subsidy Scheme’ since Wednesday after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a helpline quantity for electrical energy customers, conscious of the matter. officers stated on Friday.
From October, the subsidy will probably be given solely to those that apply for it by submitting an internet or offline software, the Delhi authorities has introduced.
“There was a requirement of a piece of the those that energy subsidy shouldn’t be given forcibly and options must be supplied to the individuals. We’re launching the scheme to go for energy subsidy,” the chief minister stated on Wednesday.
“The customers will get a kind with their subsequent electrical energy invoice and so they can submit the shape at their designated assortment middle to pay the electrical energy payments. Individuals may give a missed name on 70113111111, you’ll get a hyperlink and kind on WhatsApp. Fill this type and you may go for subsidy. Individuals may kind hello on this WhatsApp quantity and they’ll get the shape,” Kejriwal stated whereas asserting the launch of the helpline.
In accordance with officers of energy distribution corporations, BRPL and BYPL had obtained 258,852 and 173,875 functions, respectively, whereas Tata Energy Delhi Distribution Restricted (TPDDL) had obtained 178,584 functions for energy subsidy until 5.40 pm on Friday. The New Delhi Municipal Council, which provides electrical energy to NDMC areas and Delhi Cantonment areas, has obtained 2,351 functions.
At current, 4,711,176 home customers are getting subsidy on electrical energy payments in Delhi. In accordance with authorities information, there are a complete of 5,818,231 electrical energy connections in Delhi.
Home electrical energy customers in Delhi get subsidy in two slabs. Those that use as much as 200 models in a month are given 100% low cost (at present there are 3,039,766 such customers). Customers utilizing 201-400 models. is given as much as 800 in subsidies (there are 1,659,976 such customers).
The Delhi authorities gives electrical energy subsidy to 5 classes of customers – home customers (4.69 million), anti-Sikh riot victims (758 customers), agricultural customers (10,676) and legal professionals (4,899) whose chambers are situated inside the court docket premises. Whole variety of backed connections to 4,716,075 customers throughout all classes. Voluntary subsidy scheme is relevant for all these classes.
In accordance with officers, the federal government has approx. 3,250 crore for energy subsidy within the present monetary yr. Within the first yr (2015-16), when the AAP authorities carried out the electrical energy subsidy scheme, it launched 1,442.76 crore for electrical energy subsidy, which elevated 2,939.99 crore in 2020-21.
The Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) has stated that backed electrical energy and water, one in every of its main election points, is being funded by eliminating corruption in governance.