18,878 defaulters vows to pay regular water bills in future to NMC -OCW

Nagpur: Nagpur Municipal Corporation has recovered almost Rs 6.66 lakh from 823 consumers in last 6 days of extended One Time Settlement Scheme. It must be mentioned that taking into consideration demand from the consumers, citizens organization who could not take benefit of the NMC’s One Time Settlement Scheme launched in the month of June 15 to 30, NMC now has extended the time-span of the scheme upto 10th August 2016. All these consumers (defaulters) have now assured in a declaration form submitted, to pay regular bills in future to NMC-OCW.

The scheme is applicable to consumers belonging to Residential and Slum categories and who are having arrear amount more than Rs.2000. Under this scheme, of the total arrears amount mentioned on the consumer bills, 50% amount will have to be paid (excluding Delay Payment Charges). The revised amount will have to be completely paid off up to 10th August 2016.

If the eligible consumers do not avail the benefit of this scheme, no queries, applications or appeals regarding these arrears will be entertained afterwards. It must be mentioned here, that commercial consumers and the cases which are sub-judice will not be eligible for this scheme.

To know the individual’s Amnesty Amount, consumers can log on to www.ocwindia.com enter their Consumer Index Number (CIN) or Contract Account Number (CAN) mentioned on the water bill. The Amnesty (revised) Amounts under the scheme can be paid in all the NMC Zonal
Offices where regular water bill payment is accepted. It must be noted that the Online Payment Facility is NOT be available for the Amnesty Scheme consumers.

It may be recalled here, during OTS from June 15 to 30, almost 18055 consumers have paid arrears worth Rs 9. 67 crore to NMC . They have also assured in a declaration form submitted, to pay regular bills in future to NMC-OCW.

It must be mentioned here, considering huge arrears and the troubles of the Water Bill arrear holders; Nagpur Municipal Corporation has brought up a citizen convenience scheme where arrear-holders can get rid of the arrears by paying 50% of the actual arrear amount. The scheme that started on June 15, 2016 was valid only up to 30th June 2016.

The scheme was applicable to consumers belonging to Residential and Slum categories and who were having arrear amount more than Rs.2000. Under this scheme, of the total arrears amount mentioned on the consumer bills, 50% amount will have to be paid (excluding Delay Payment Charges). The revised amount will have to be completely paid off during the scheme period.

After the respite of OTS, Nagpur Municipal Corporation & Orange City Water have started a massive disconnection drive against OTS defaulters, where in connections of almost 888 defaulters with arrears Rs 4.06 crore were disconnected from all 10 zones.

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