Sub: Amnesty Scheme – II for Permanently Disconnected Domestic and Commercial consumers
AMNESTY SCHEME for permanently disconnected industrial, commercial & domestic consumers was implemented previously. The response to the scheme is very poor. Hence it is decided to introduce an AMNESTY SCHEME-II only for permanently disconnected domestic and commercial consumers , to motivate these consumers to clear their outstanding and enable the Distribution Company to recover arrears, which otherwise may become bad debt with passage of time. This scheme will be applicable to the consumers whose supply has been Permanently Disconnected on or before 31.03.2005.
The Salient features of the said scheme are as follows:
The Scheme shall be operative only up to 14 th August 2006.
The Scheme shall be applicable to Low Tension domestic and commercial consumers whose
Power supply has been permanently disconnected on or before 31/03/2005.
3) The scheme will be kept open for a limited period of 90 Days.
Scheme-1 : Payment in Lump Sum
If a consumer, whose power supply is permanently disconnected, pays the principal Amount of arrears, DPC and interest as on the date of temporary disconnection in onelump sum then 100% of up to date interest will be waived off from the date of T.D. After payment of 100% principal amount, DPC, interest as on the date of T.D. and legal expenditure as per this scheme then only new connection will be released as per present rules.
Scheme-2 : Payment in Installments
For the consumer, who may opt for payment in installments, will get waiver of only 50% of up to date interest, which will be charged at the rate of 13% from the date of temporary disconnection
a) He will have to pay the arrears as on the date of temporary disconnection along with 50% interest, DPC and legal expenditure in four installments.
b) Interest will be charged at the rate of 13% from the date of temporary disconnection.
c) The new Connection as per rule will be released after payment of 2 installments.
d) The consumer has to give an undertaking on Rs 200 stamp paper that balance two instalments will be paid as per schedule or else will be liable for disconnection without further notice.
6) Post dated cheques for these instalments should be taken.
7) Legal proceedings initiated, if any by the MSEDCL shall be withdrawn after payment of all the installments.
8) The consumer will have to withdraw all the court cases filed by him before availing thebenefit of Amnesty Scheme.
The action is to be taken as per rules for recovery of arrears against consumers whose power supply has been permanently disconnected after 31-3-2005 and also responsibility to be fixed for piling up of arrears of Domestic and Commercial consumers after this date. The special drive to be taken to recover the complete amount of PD arrears from Domestic & Commercial consumers. The list of PD consumers along with details of arrears to be collected from IT Section and action is to be taken by fixing specific responsibility on individual.
All the concerned field officers are requested to take due note of the above provisions of the AMNESTY SCHEME – II and should make all efforts to achieve maximum recovery of arrears from the consumers whose power supply has been permanently disconnected. Due publicity should also be given to the AMNESTY SCHEME - II, in the local media.
Chief Engineer (Commercial)
To: The Chief Engineer of all O & M Zones
The Superintending Engineer of all O & M Circles
The Executive Engineer of all O & M Divisions
The Dy. Executive Engineer of all O & M Sub-Divisions
The Assistant Engineer of all O & M Sub-Divisions
C.I & P.R.O.
- With request to give wide publicity.
Copy s. w. r. to:
The Secretary, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, Mumbai,
Copy s. w. r. to:
The Managing Director, MSEB,Holding Company Ltd., Mumbai,