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Now, tenants living in Delhi too can avail power subsidy scheme

Now, tenants living in Delhi too can avail power subsidy scheme

New Delhi: In a major relief to tenants living in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has announced to provide subsidized electricity on the lines of earlier announced subsidies to the owners of residential units in the city. The announcement to this effect was made by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday as he claimed to be committed to provide cheap electricity to those living in the national Capital.

The Delhi CM said that under this scheme tenants can now have access to power supply at subsidised rates hence launching "Mukhyamantri Kerayedaar Bijli Meter Yojna". "Tenants in the city can now avail Delhi government's power subsidy scheme under which there is no charge for the electricity consumption of up to 200 units and above that consumption, the normal rates apply," he said.

Kejriwal went on to explain that this scheme comes with a prepaid meter which works on the lines of a prepaid phone recharge. The CM added, "Usually in a building there are 2 or 3 tenants and the landlord has only one meter for all of them. At some places tenants pay 8 or 10 rupees per unit. This will no longer be the case. The tenants will have to submit two documents–rent agreement or rent receipt and residential ID proof of the landlord like electricity bill or any such document. The tenants no longer need an NOC from the landlord, they can directly approach their respective Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES)."

On the flip side, Kejriwal assured the landlords of the city and said, "landlords need not fear that tenants will take over the house. In fact, under this scheme, their position as tenants will be determined strongly. This scheme is for tenants who have domestic consumption of electricity."

"Tenants need not run from pillar to post to avail this scheme. This scheme comes with a doorstep delivery. They have to call up any of the three numbers–BSES Yamuna 19122, BSES Rajdhani 19123, and TATA 19124–and request the services. The respective people will come and collect the documents and install a separate meter," he added.

The total cost to avail this scheme comes up to Rs 6,000 out of which 3,000 is security deposit (refundable) and remaining 3,000 is set-up and installation cost (not refundable).

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