Published On : Tue, Dec 27th, 2016

MSEDCL’s ‘Nav Prakash’ scheme lights up 13000 homes again, mops up Rs 4 crore

The ‘Nav Prakash Yojana’, an amnesty scheme launched by Mahavitaran (MSEDCL) for the consumers who have defaulted payment of bills and their power connections snapped permanently, lighted up the homes of over 13,000 such consumers in Vidarbha, again. At the same time, the MSEDCL mopped up over Rs 4.16 crore on account of bill payments.

Alarmed by the continuous increase in arrears owed by permanently disconnected (PD) consumers MSEDCL launched the amnesty scheme for them. The ‘Nav Prakash Yojana’ received overwhelming response, with over 13,690 consumers in the region paying their pending dues to get their connection restored. Under the scheme the company had offered restoration of connection without any charges. The company has received Rs 4,00,16,616 from these consumers who faced disconnection of power supply, due to failure in payment of bills.

In a press note issued by the company, it has been mentioned that by December 26, defaulter consumers from Nagpur and Amravati circles have availed this opportunity to get fresh connections. Under the scheme the interest and late payment charges are waived, if the entire pending bill is paid. The last date for the scheme is January 31, 2017. From February 1 to April 1, 25% of the interest will have to be paid. The consumers may seek help of website, to get information about the amount to be deposited by them. The condition of payment of 2% of the original pending bill for participation in the scheme, has been withdrawn, informs a press note issued here.