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Delhi: Want to continue availing power subsidy? You may need to do this from next month

According to official figures, there are 58.18 lakh power consumers in Delhi out of which 47.11 lakh are benefitted from Kejriwal government’s subsidy scheme.

June 17, 2022 / 08:27 AM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File image)

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (File image)

The power consumers in the national capital will likely have to fill in a form from the next month to continue enjoying the benefit of Delhi government’s subsidy scheme or opt out of it, officials said on Thursday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last month announced that power subsidy after October 1 would be given to only those consumers who opt for it.

Officials said the forms, both in soft and hard versions, will be made available to the consumers with “yes” and “no” options about seeking subsidy or giving it up after October 1.

“The power department has prepared a proposal about how the consumers’ response about having benefit of subsidy or surrendering it will be gathered. It is expected to be operationalised from July after approval of the competent authority,” said a senior Delhi government officer.