Delhi Government provides relief to 1984 Sikh Riot Victims under Electricity Scheme #500DaysOfAAP

RELIEF TO 1984 RIOT VICTIMS UNDER BIJLI BILL VIVAD SAMADHAN SCHEME
FOR OUTSTANDING BILLS, A LUMP SUM PAYMENT OF RS. 250/- PER MONTH WILL BE CHARGED FROM THE 1984 RIOTS VICTIM COLONIES BELONGING TO ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SOCIETY AND WHO HAVE NO SOURCES OF INCOME

New Delhi: 05/11/2015

The Govt. of NCT of Delhi received a number of representations from Delhi 1984 Riot Victims that majority of residents of these 1984 riot victim colonies belong to economically weaker sections of the society and have no source of regular income.  For this reason, many of them could not pay their electricity bills. Further, electricity bills of many victims are disputed. The residents of 1984 Riots Victims’ have requested the Government to provide relief in settlement of long pending electricity bills.

In view of above, in the larger public interest of these Delhi 1984 riot victims, the Government of NCT of Delhi, has decided to extend the scope of the ongoing Electricity Bill Disputes Settlement Scheme to residential colonies of 1984 Riot Victims viz. (i) B & C Block of Tilak Vihar, Delhi (ii) Shivaji Enclave Raghubir Nagar, (iii) Widow Colony (Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony) Ward No. 101 and (iv) Lal Quarter Ward No. 103 in line with ongoing settlement scheme for JJ Clusters, as a special case.

Accordingly, for such outstanding bills, a lump sum payment of Rs. 250/- per month will be charged from the date of payment of last bill till July, 2015.  In disconnected cases, amount may be charged on similar basis from the date of last payment till date of disconnection.  In all such cases, 100% Late Payment Surcharge (LPSC) will be waived off. The final amount will be recovered from the consumer in six monthly installments.

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