Consumer Council gave memorandum to Energy Minister: Awadhesh Verma said AK Sharma that consumers’ money is going out on power companies
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The consumer council gave a memorandum to the Energy Minister.
The UP State Electricity Consumer Council has also started mobilization against the hike in electricity rates. Consumer Council President Awadhesh Verma met Energy Minister AK Sharma and gave a memorandum and told that the consumers’ money is lying with the power companies. In such a situation, the electricity bill should not increase under any circumstances.
Council President Awadhesh Verma said that he has started a campaign against the power companies. For this, a representation has already been given to the regulatory commission. The Consumer Council alleges that consumers have already deposited Rs 20596 crore with the power companies. After this money, instead of increasing the electricity rate, there should be an incident. With this, electricity rates can be reduced by up to 20 percent.
demand for government intervention
There has been a demand for the intervention of the government in the whole matter. Awadhesh Verma said that the Uttar Pradesh government should issue a direction to the Electricity Regulatory Commission under Section 108 of the Electricity Act, 2003 to reduce the electricity rates, considering it a matter of public importance, to ensure that electricity consumers get their rights. The electricity rates of domestic, urban, rural and farmers of the state can be reduced. In this era of inflation, they will be able to provide comprehensive relief.
assured to take proper decision
Energy Minister AK Sharma assured the President of the Consumer Council that he would get the whole matter shown and take a proper decision. The issue also arose as to why the regulatory surcharge of 3.7 percent and 4.28 percent has been recovered from time to time from the consumers when the power companies have got any surplus money on the electricity consumers of the state. It is alleged that the power companies of the state are completely indifferent towards providing relief to the electricity consumers of the state. In such a situation, it becomes the moral responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government to come forward and support the electricity consumers of the state.