The Arvind Kejriwal government has come up with a relief to Delhiites. Considering it as India's first pro-power consumer policy, the policy will provide monetary compensation to consumers if faced unscheduled power cuts in Delhi.
What is this policy all about? What are its benefits? The AAP government comes up with a new scheme- pro-power consumer policy after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved it. This scheme is to compensate people for long power cuts in Delhi. It is a revolutionary and pioneering decision.
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Calling it first-of-its-kind policy "a revolutionary and very innovative" decision, Delhi CM aimed to make power distribution companies directly answerable to the people. What else is this policy provide? Get to know here-
- The power distribution companies will pay a penalty of Rs 50 for the first two hours when an unscheduled power cut not restored within 60 minutes of blackout.
- There will be an exemption for an hour for only once a day. The adjustment of compensation will be done in consumers' monthly electricity bills.
- A Delhi government is clear with the fact and said- "The government is of the clear view that power distribution privatisation in Delhi, which was done around 15 years back, should benefit the consumers, and uninterrupted power supply for which they pay, is their right."
- Customers can approach DERC/CGRF for resolution in case compensation not credited automatically in power bills.
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The city's power department head, Varsha Joshi said,
"The most important thing in a scheme is its workability. This is workable, especially if you lodge the complaint. Then the full audit trail is these."
Well, the wait is for the results after the implementation of the policy when power cuts in Delhi will take place.