The Electricity Regulation Commission has established power tariffs that take into account the needs of the poor and low-income population. The newly determined tariff, on the other hand, would be implemented beginning in the month of Poush (mid-December).
It will be calculated based on the amount of electricity consumed during the month of Mangsir. As a result, consumers can expect a new tariff rate to appear on their bills for the month of Poush.
According to Chief Commissioner Dilli Bahadur Singh, households consumers from poor communities will not be subjected to an energy tariff for five to twenty units, but will instead be subjected to a minimum charge of Rs 30. “The tariff for the household class has been reduced by an average of 2.8 percent in an effort to increase household electricity consumption while maintaining an appropriate price for electricity,” he explained.
At the news conference, Singh explained that the new power tariff was determined after extensive research, discussion, and analysis, as well as a public hearing and consultation with stakeholders and input from the public. The number of electricity consumers in the country is currently 4.9 million, with 1.9 million of them consuming less than 20 units of electricity per month.
They have been determined to be Rs 1,00, Rs 125, and Rs 150 in the case of household consumers who use five amperes, fifteen amperes, and thirty amperes for monthly 151 to 250 units under a single-phase. It represents a Rs 25 reduction from the previous rate.
Similarly, in the case of those who receive more than 400 units of electricity per month from a single-phase supply, the household consumers of five amperes, fifteen amperes, thirty amperes, and sixty amperes should pay Rs 150, Rs 175, Rs 200, and Rs 250 per month, respectively.