Chandigarh residents will finally breathe a sigh of relief as the UT electricity department has cut down the extra charge by 18%. The UT electricity department has cut the FFPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges which were added on a per unit basis.
The regular tariff has been reduced to 65p from 80p for the people using 0 0 150 units. The changes will be effective from present financial quarter i.e May 1 to July 31 billing cycle.
FPPCA Charges Slashed, Power In Chandigarh Gets Cheaper
The UT electricity department has slashed the FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges for both domestic as well as commercial consumers.
The FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges have been reduced for the domestic category to Rs. 1.21 from Rs. 1.48 for 151-400 units.
The new charges of Rs. 1.28 have been reduced from Rs. 1.56 for more than 400 units. The electricity bill for the domestic category is generated after every two months in Chandigarh.
Coming to the commercial category, the FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges have been reduced to Rs. 1.24 from Rs. 1.51 for 0-150 units. The charges for 151-400 units have been reduced to Rs. 1.38 from Rs. 1.68. In this case, the electricity bill is generated every month.
For large supply connections, the FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges have been reduced to Rs. 1.56 from Rs. 1.91per unit.
For small and medium supply connections, the charges have been reduced to Rs. 1.30 from Rs. 2.32 per unit.
However no changes are been made in the agriculture category.
Demand Of Imposing FPPCA By Chandigarh Residents
There are 1.75 lakh electricity consumers which fall under the domestic category out of the total 2.16 lakh electricity consumers. The residents of Chandigarh have been objecting to the imposition of FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) since a long time and were demanding to replace it with a fixed surcharge.
Now, NIELIT will be developing a software which would calculate everything online.
Source: The Times Of India
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