DERC okays AAP’s subsidy proposal

The Delhi government was second-time lucky in getting the major subsidy and amnesty scheme – for poor consumers and power bill defaulters – approved by the electricity regulator last week as a similar proposal was shot down two months back.

Sources said the now-approved proposal is a reworked version of the earlier scheme and would not put the entire financial burden of waivers and other concessions on the private power distribution companies.

“The financial burden related to the sops offered to power consumers in slums would now be borne by the government, which wasn’t the case in
the earlier proposal,” said an official

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