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Haryana discoms to allow payment of arrears in installments

Posted on Jan 31, 12:02PM | UNI

Chandigarh, Jan 30 : Haryana Power Distribution Corporations have decided to allow payment of arrears in installments.

This was stated by Chairman and Managing Director, Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Devender Singh while addressing a gathering of consumers after starting the work of strengthening the power distribution system in Siwani in district Hisar today.

He said the sub divisional officer concerned can accept the payment of arrears in installments with the condition that minimum 50 per cent amount of the arrears is paid in the first installment. The number of installments can be two for arrear up to Rs 10,000, three for up to Rs 30,000, four for up to Rs 50,000, five for up to Rs two lakh and eight installments for the amount of arrear above Rs two lakh.

He said if consumers pay for the electricity they consume as per the cost of supply, there would be no hurdle in supplying power for 20 hours a day in villages. There is no shortage of electricity but the power distribution utilities should have sufficient money to purchase.