Gujarat State Electricity Board
Gujarat Electricity Board,
Sardar Patel Vidyut Bhavan,
Race Course, Vadodara.
25th February, 2004.
Circular No. 766
Sub: “Samadhan Yojana 2004” for waiver of Delayed Payment Charges (DPC)
The Board has introduced one time settlement scheme viz. “Samadhan Yojana 2004” for waiver of Delayed Payment Charges to incentivise the consumers to settle the Board’s account and also effect recovery of difficult arrears. The Samadhan Yojana now introduced, is broadly on lines of the Samadhan Yojana introduced in May, 2002. However, this time, attempt is made to make it more consumer oriented taking into account the feed back received during the implementation of earlier Yojana. The text of Samadhan Yojana 2004 is enclosed herewith. The salient features of the scheme “Samadhan Yojana 2004” are as under:
The scheme will be open for the period from 1st March, 2004 to 31st March, 2004.
The scheme is applicable to all the categories of the consumers (including PDC/TDC consumers) of the Board taking supply on permanent basis, temporary basis, including the consumers to whom supplementary bills (other than theft and mal practice) are issued upto 31.01.2004.
Under this scheme the consumer will be eligible for waiver of Delayed Payment Charges (DPC) accrued on the date of payment as shown in the text of the scheme.
DPC on the arrears excluding the arrears of deferred electricity duty and TSE, as on 31st January, 2004 (i.e. arrears of the bills for November / December, 2003 billed in January, 2004 for bi-monthly billing and December, 2003 billed in January, 2004 for monthly billing and for period prior to this), shall only be eligible for the waiver.
As you will observe, the scheme offers 100% waiver of DPC to all non-industrial connections, irrespective of the status of connection. In case of industrial connection, 100% waiver is admissible if the consumer is disconnected (PDC/TDC) on or before 31.01.2004 and have the disconnection status on 1.3.2004. The current industrial consumer can get the waiver of 75%.
This Scheme is not applicable to the arrears under dispute and pending under litigation. An Expert Committee has been constituted for examining such cases. The Expert Committee on merits of the case will take a final decision and recommend to the Board.
In case of PDC/TDC consumers the supply will be treated as deemed PDC after 3 calendar months from the date of TDC, subject to completion of agreement period, if the date of PDC is after such date. This would mean that if the date of TDC is 15.08.2002, then the deemed date of PDC would be 30.11.2002. If the actual date of PDC considered for the purpose of levy of minimum charges is after 30.11.2002 the deemed PDC date of 30.11.2002 is to be considered for the purpose of liability of minimum charges.
As mentioned above, the waiver of PDC is not available on arrears of deferred ED & TSE. However, consumer shall have to pay this amount alongwith the other arrears.
As specified in the scheme, maximum 03 (three) installments can be granted by the field offices. This would be on following guidelines.
For arrears of one month ? No installment.
For arrears upto 2 months ? Two installments.
For arrears of more than 2 months ? Three installments.
The installments may be granted by sub-division offices in case of LT consumers and by division offices in case of HT consumers.
2nd & 3rd installments will carry simple interest of 15% from the 31st day from the date of intimation to the date of payment. However, no interest will be charged to the category of consumers listed in Sr. No.2 of the table (Govt. & Semi Govt. consumers) given in the text of the scheme.
For effective and proper implementation of the scheme, the field officers should follow the guideline given below.
The consumers who could be eligible for the scheme should be identified.
Those consumers should be, without prejudice to our legal rights, informed about the provisions of the scheme. Personal approach would be more effective.
Those consumers who desire to avail the benefit of above scheme shall apply in the prescribed form to their respective sub division office in case of LT consumers and to their divisional office in case of HT consumers.
On receipt of application the consumer shall be intimated about the gross amount of arrears, amount waived by the Board and the net amount payable by the consumers. The amount to be shown in this letter will be the amount payable by consumer on 30th day from the date of intimation letter. However the exact amount will depend on the actual date of payment.
Such intimation shall be given by post/courier/hand delivery, whichever is convenient to the board, within 10 (Ten) working days. Please ensure that the intimation reaches consumer expeditiously.
In case of payment by cheque, the same should be of local branch and the date of realization shall be considered as the date of payment which should fall, as mentioned above, within 30 days from the date of intimation.
In case cheque is dishonored, it will be considered as if the consumer has not participated in the scheme and original claim of the board will remain.
The above scheme is only as a measure of relief to clear the board’s arrears. If disconnected consumer desires reconnection of his power supply normal procedure and charges for the same shall apply.
The consumer who has already enjoyed benefit under BIFR or PDC reconnection, as provided in Commercial Circular No. 728 is not entitled for this scheme.
The scheme is available to the new occupier of the premises if he desires to settle the dues pursuant to condition 2(j).
All the field officers should avail this opportunity to clear maximum arrears and take up this as a campaign to recover Board’s arrears and put maximum efforts to contact and convince potential consumers.
The scheme should also be popularized through local media, Municipal Corporation, Gram Panchayat, Chamber of Commerce and such other means.
Chief Engineer (Zonal) & Superintending Engineer (O&M) will guide and closely monitor the progress on daily basis.
The weekly report of the status in the prescribed format should be sent on 7th, 15th, 21st, & 30th March, 2004. Circle Office should compile information and send consolidated report for the circle as a whole, not later than 3 days from the above scheduled dates.
A meeting of Accounts Officer (Rev.) is also being arranged to explain the salient features of scheme and to clarify doubts, if any.
Draft of the application form, Intimation letter and weekly report format are enclosed.
General Manager (Com.)
Surat, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Mehsana.
All D.E./J.E. (O&M).
The P.S. to
Chairman / M.(F)/M.(T)/M.(A)
The PA to Secretary, GEB, HO, Baroda.
All Departmental Heads in Head Office.
The R.A.O., Govt. Audit, GEB, HO, Vadodara.
The Secretary, GERC, Ahmedabad.
The E.E.(Liaison), Sabarmati, Ahmedabad.
All Industrial Association.
The Secretary, CERS, Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Electricity Board
Samadhan Yojna 2004
In order to incentives Board’s esteemed consumers to clear their arrears with the Board, the Board introduces One Time Settlement scheme viz. SAMADHAN YOJANA 2004. Details of the scheme are as under:
The scheme will be open for the period from 1st March, 2004 to 31st March, 2004.
The scheme is applicable to all the categories of the consumers of the Board taking supply on permanent or Temp. basis including the consumers to whom Sup. Bills are issued by the Board other than Theft & Mal Practice for the arrears as on 31.01.2004.
This is one time settlement scheme. The Board reserves its right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reason thereof.
Under this scheme the consumer will be eligible for waiver of Delayed Payment Charges (DPC) accrued on the date of payment by the consumer on the following basis:
DPC on the arrears, excluding the arrears of deferred electricity duty and TSE, as on 31st January, 2004 (i.e. arrears of the bills for November / December, 2003 billed in January, 2004 for bi-monthly billing and December, 2003 billed in January, 2004 and for period prior to this) shall only be eligible for the waiver. The arrears will also include the supplementary bills issued up to 31.01.2004.
|S. No.||Class of Consumers||Particulars of Waiver of DPC|
Residential, Non-residential (Commercial), Agricultural, private Street Light, and Housing Co. Op. society consumers
Govt. Departments, Local Self Government, Govt. colony, Police line, Public sector organizations and their colony
LT/HT Motive Power consumers and
consumers not covered in (1) & (2) above.
b) Permanent disconnected consumers (PDC) and temporary disconnected consumers (TDC) on or before 31.01.2004 having disconnected status on 01.03.2004.
Delayed payment charges (DPC) for the above purpose shall mean delayed payment charges as prescribed in relevant tariff and also the interest charges leviable in case of PDC consumers computed in the manner stipulated in condition No. 27 (d) of Board’s condition of supply. In case of PDC consumer the SD available with the Board on the date of PDC will be adjusted first to compute outstanding on the date of PDC.
The decision of Chairman, GEB regarding eligibility or otherwise of the scheme shall be final and binding to the consumer.
The above scheme is only as a measure of relief to clear the board’s arrears. If disconnected consumer desires reconnection of his power supply procedure and charges of the Board shall apply.
In case of TDC / PDC consumer, the supply will be treated as deemed PDC after 03 (three) calendar months from the date of TDC, subject to completion of agreement period, if the date of PDC is after such date.
If any consumer or new occupier of the premises desires reconnection he shall have an option to work out his arrears under this Scheme or the Scheme of reconnection as may be in force during the period of this Scheme
The other conditions for implementation of the scheme are as under:
The applications will be accepted during working hours of the Board’s offices.
Those consumers who desire to avail the benefit of above scheme are requested to apply in prescribed form to their respective sub division office in the case of LT consumers and to their divisional office in the case of HT consumers. On receipt of application the consumers will be intimated about the gross amount of arrears, also including the arrears of deferred ED & TSE, if any, amount of waiver by the Board and the net amount payable by the consumer. The amount so intimated by the Board office shall be paid by the consumer at one go within 30 days from the date of above intimation letter.
However, the request of the applicant to pay the above amount in not more than 03 (three) equal monthly installments may be granted with the condition that the 1st installment shall be paid within 30 days from the date of Intimation Letter and the remaining amount shall carry simple interest @ 15% per annum from 31st day from the date of Intimation Letter.
In case the consumer fails to apply the installments granted to him, on due date it will be considered as if the consumer has not participated in the Scheme.
The installments for the consumers at category (2) will carry no DPC.
The Board will try to intimate the amount payable by the consumer, by post/courier/hand delivery; whichever is convenient to the Board, within 10 working days. However, the consumers are requested, in their own interest, to contact the concerned offices if the intimation is not received within 12 days to rule out the possibility of loss of letter in transit.
In case of payment by cheque, the same should be of local branch and the date of realization shall be considered as the date of payment, which should fall, as mentioned above, within 30 days from the date of intimation. In case the cheque is dishonored, it will be considered as if the consumer has not participated in the scheme and original claim of the Board will remain.
i) This Scheme is not applicable to arrears under dispute and pending under litigation.
ii) For clearance of such arrears, an Expert Committee of following members has been constituted.
Shri (Dr.) P. K. Das, Advisor, GEB. ? Chairman of the Committee.
Shri P. J. Dholakia, Retired Law Secretary
Shri P. R. Kansara, Retired Chief Engineer, GEB
The Committee shall examine the case on its merit, take a final decision and recommend to the Board.
iii) Application of such cases may be submitted stating full history of the case through respective Zonal Office to Chief Engineer (Dist.) in case of LT consumers and to General Manager (Com.) in case of HT consumers. CE (D.) & GM (C) will put up such cases to the Expert Committee.
The Deputy Engineer (O&M)
Sub: Payment of Board’s arrears under “Samadhan Yojana 2004”
We desire to avail the benefit of clearing Board’s dues with benefit of waiver of Delayed Payment Charges under the Scheme “Samadhan Yojana 2004” announced by the Gujarat Electricity Board. We have read & understood the details of the Scheme and we abide by the same.
Name of consumer : ________________________________________
Consumer No. : ________________________
Status : PDC / TDC / Current.
You are requested to intimate the net amount payable by us under the above Scheme at my following present address:
This is to acknowledge the receipt of your application dtd. ……………. requesting to avail the benefit of waiver of Delayed Payment Charged under “Samadhan Yojana 2004”.
Ex. Engr/Dy. Engr. (O&M)
(Draft For Intimation Letter)
Gujarat Electricity Board,
___________ (O&M) Division Office
___________ (O&M) Sub-division Office
Shri / M/s. ___________________
With reference to
your application dtd. ……………… we are pleased to inform you that net amount
payable by you under the Scheme “Samadhan Yojana 2004” is as under:
Less : Amount of waiver of DPC
(Rupees _______________________________________________________ only)
The above amount is worked out on the basis of (date) _____ as probable date of payment. The actual amount will depend on the date of payment.
To avail the benefit of the Scheme, it is essential to pay amount within 30 days from the date of this letter. The Board, in order to facilitate payment by you, may also consider maximum 03 (three) installments depending on the amount with simple interest of 15% p.a. You are requested to meet the undersigned for further details. Any amount of disputed cases pending with Court, Appellate Committee, Lok Adalat etc., if covered in the above outstanding dues, is subject to withdrawal of such cases unconditionally and to inform the Board regarding action taken for withdrawal of such cases.
In case of payment by cheque, the same should be of local branch and the date of realization and credit to the Board’s account shall be considered as the date of payment. In case, the cheque is dishonoured, it will be considered as if the consumer has not participated in the Scheme and original claim of the Board will remain. The amount is subject to correction due to errors and omissions.
Deputy Engineer (O&M)