NEPRA 'restores' power tariff withdrawn by govt
12 October, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has notified the revised electrify tariff without much change.
The government has abolished the slab benefit for those poor consumers who exceed the usage of units of slab 1-200 and consume 201 units a month. This type of consumers will not be entitled to the first slab benefit rather they will be liable to pay Rs 14 for all the units consumed. As per the notification, henceforth the tariff for consumers using 1-50 units per month would be Rs 2/unit. However, for the consumers utilising between 51 and 100 units of electricity a month, the tariff has been fixed at Rs 5.79 per unit.
The customers who consume 101-200 units a month would have to pay Rs 8.11 for every unit. On the other hand, the consumers who fall under the 201-300 slab would be charged Rs 12.9 for every unit utilised. The 301-700-category would be billed at Rs 16/unit, whereas each unit would cost the users Rs 18 if the consumption crosses 700 units. The agriculture consumers would now pay tariff of Rs 10.35 per unit from October 1 onwards. More or less the raise in tariff is the same that the government had notified on September 30.
The documents obtained from NEPRA also confirmed that the government was not going to provide any relief to the consumers and would maintain the same raise in power tariff it had earlier notified. It is noteworthy that a raise was notified on September 30, which was later withdrawn.