IEP Chandigarh, October 6
As a part of the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam(DHBVN) has started an interest waiver scheme for payment of outstanding electricity bills. The power consumers and those who currently do not have an active connection residing in urban and rural areas can take advantage of this scheme.
Sharing more information in this regard, Nigam spokesperson said that power consumers who have not cleared their bills till December 31, 2021 will be able to avail the scheme benefit. This interest waiver scheme of DHBVN will be applicable till November 30, 2022.
The spokesperson further informed that the scheme is applicable for domestic, urban and rural agricultural consumers and government, gram Panchayat and municipal corporations. The entire surcharge/interest amount will be frozen on making lump sum payments under the scheme and apart from this a separate rebate of 5 percent will be given.
Consumers unable to deposit lump sum can deposit the outstanding amount in three installments and the interest will be waived off on payment of 6 consecutive bills, otherwise, the interest amount will be added to the bill again, informed the spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that under this scheme, interest will be charged at the rate of 11 percent per annum instead of the prevailing 1.5 percent monthly interest for all other categories. The remaining interest amount will be frozen. The frozen amount will be completely waived on the timely payment of 6 consecutive bills. In case of wrong billing, the required rectification will be done as per the directions issued by DHBVN. Sub-judicious billing disputes will not be covered under this scheme.