Govt sets to give massive electric shot to masses
February 24, 2023 07:40 AM
The federal government has decided to collect Rs55 billion from consumers in electricity bills deferred due to floods last year, reported 24NewsHD TV channel Thursday.
According to sources, the Energy Ministry has sent recommendations to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) to charge Rs14.24 per unit in electricity bills in the wake of fuel adjustment charges.
Protected consumers using 200 units per month will pay a surcharge of Rs10.34 per unit while Rs14.24 per unit will be received from electricity users consuming units up to 300. Similarly, the government will collect Rs9.90 per unit from farmers during the eight months.
Karachi Electric (KE) consumers with 200 to 300 units will pay Rs13.87 per unit during the period and consumers using 200 units per month will pay an additional Rs9.97 per unit.
The process to collect the charges will be initiated after getting Nepra’s nod.
The Nepra Authority will hear the application on March 2